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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)

Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu (original title)
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Link, a young man from a small farming village, finds Hyrule is being consumed by an otherworldly twilight. Guided by a strange pixie named Midna, he endeavors to return light to the land and confront the usurper king Zant.


Eiji Aonuma


Aya Kyogoku (screenplay), Takayuki Ikkaku (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
Akira Sasanuma Akira Sasanuma ... Link (voice)
Akiko Kômoto Akiko Kômoto ... Midna (voice) (as Akiko Koumoto)
Hironori Miyata Hironori Miyata ... Ganondorf (voice)
Junji Kitajima Junji Kitajima ... Zant (voice)
Jun Mizusawa Jun Mizusawa ... Princess Zelda (voice)
Takeharu Ônishi Takeharu Ônishi ... (voice)
Juri Takita Juri Takita ... Ilia (voice)
Sayaka Aida Sayaka Aida ... (voice)
Hiromi Hirata Hiromi Hirata ... (voice)
Naomi Wakabayashi Naomi Wakabayashi ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akiko Kawamoto Akiko Kawamoto ... (voice)


An all new and exciting adventure from game company Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Join Link, along with the help of a new and mysterious character Midna, to discover why the land of Hyrule is being engulfed by a mysterious darkness known as the Twilight. Written by MetroidX

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Blades will bleed. Shields will shatter. But as the light fades... will the hero rise again? Or will darkness reign? See more »


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19 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Midna's voice clips are made up off scrambled pseudo-speech. When unscrambled, it is revealed that she is actually speaking in English. See more »


In the flashback scene where Princess Zelda is offered the ultimatum to surrender or die, there is a close-up shot of her dropping her sword to the floor in front of her. In the overhead shot immediately following, Zelda is holding her sword again. See more »


[first lines]
Rusl: Tell me something... Do you ever feel a strange sadness as night falls?
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In the Wii version of this game uses many of the following.
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Ocarina Of Time DeThroned
9 January 2007 | by jazzfunkSee all my reviews

Until 2006 Ocarina was the only Zelda game to really be reckoned with, in the grand scheme of gaming. Thats all changed with Twilight Princess.

Link is back (at full height unlike certain games i shan't mention, *cough* wind waker*) and looking better than ever. Hyrule is captured in breathtaking graphics, as you play you'll end up in familiar locations from OOT looking much better than you remembered.

Swordplay is much improved from Wind Waker, finally, its taken a while...but Link has big swords to play with again !!! Much to my tastes, fighting takes more skill than it did in Wind Waker; remember certain moves in WW which you could perform by simply pressing A when the screen flashed ? Yeah ? Well those moves are now secret, unlocked by hard work and take more than just a flashing button to pull off.

Dungeons are inventive and will have you scratching your head in puzzlement, though fairly linear in design (which some may not like) they aren't a walk a park but also don't require a masters degree to fathom. Certain enemies you encounter will have you going "OOOOH i remember these guys" as old bad guys from OOT make appearances.

You may be thinking hmmmm is this just Ocarina of Time 2? NO its not. TP comes into its own from the start, this has a much different feel to previous Zeldas, much darker and deeper than ever before. An excellent storyline which does intertwine with OOT but definitely not a sequel.

An excellent game. Best I've played in a long time.

PS i own the NGC version so i cant really make comments on control aspects as the majority of buyers for this game will probably be Wii

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