The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
🌎 March 4, 2016
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (トワイライトプリンセス) is the 13th installment in The Legend of Zelda series, released on Wii and Nintendo GameCube in late 2006. The art style of the game - focusing on darker colours; with a taller, older Link and some character designs verging on grotesquery - is often perceived as a response to the backlash, particularly in the USA, to the brightly cel-shaded stylings of The Wind Waker. In line with this, the reveal of the game at E3 2004 involved a trailer focusing on action, with taglines including "Blades Will Bleed."
- Main article: Twilight Princess Story
This game's story takes place after the Child Ending of Ocarina of Time, when Zelda sent the Hero of Time back in time to prevent the events of Ocarina of Time and allowed him to live out his childhood.
This generation's Link lives a peaceful life in Ordon Village as a goat herder and animal wrangler. He is a valuable friend to both the village and forest. One day, Link is given the opportunity to visit Castle Town as an envoy to present a specially crafted sword to the royal family. Before Link embarks, however, tragedy strikes the village and he is forced to leave his tranquil life behind. Link must venture forth into the vast land of Hyrule to bring peace back to his village and, along the way, uncover the secret behind the mysterious Twilight.
- Main article: Twilight Princess Characters
Ashei (25) A member of the Resistance, a group of people seeking to restore Hyrule.
Auru (60) Senior member of the Resistance.
Barnes (39) A resident of Kakariko Village and owner of the Bomb Shop.
Beth (10) A young girl in Link's village who is the daughter of Hanch and Sera.
Borville (?) The Castle Town's only medical doctor who has excellent credentials, but is biased and often unhelpful.
Chudley (32) Runs a very swanky store in Castle Town.
Colin (9) The son of Rusl and Uli. He is meek, mild and timid, but good-natured like his parents.
Coro (16) A gatekeeper living in a cottage and eking out a subsistence in Ordon Woods, Coro is content with his primitive surrounding. City dwellers refer to him as a "bumpkin". Coro is the younger brother of Iza and the older brother of Hena.
Fado (17) Works with Link in the same farmhouse.
Falbi Is a former circus member. He has begun a small business awarding fabulous prizes for those who can grab a Cucco by the legs and pilot it to a small platform down on Lake Hylia,
Fyer Is a former circus member. He has recently started his own small business firing folks from a cannon. He is a great mechanic specializing in rebuilding old cannons.
Hanch (40) Beth's father and Sera's husband. He runs the only commodity shop in the village.
Hena (14) Sister to Iza and Coro. She takes an active and healthy enjoyment in fishing.
Ilia (16) Daughter of Bo, the mayor of Ordon Village, and close friend of Link. She has a cheerful disposition, and is always gentle and kind.
The races in Twilight Princess are similar to those of Ocarina of Time, but also feature the addition of new races.
There are ten Dungeons in Twilight Princess ― nine are mandatory and one is optional. The dungeons, in order, are as follows:
- Main article: Twilight Princess Heart Pieces
- The Twilight Princess Bioworld Merchandising White Triforce Hat released in 2011 and was available for $16.99 at most GameStop stores in the United States.
- The Twilight Princess Themed Controller was never released but two prototypes are known to exist.
- Main article: Gallery:Twilight Princess
- See also: Gallery:Twilight Princess Characters
Link fighting Darknuts
Link fighting Stalfos
Link and a hooded Zelda
Wolf Link fighting Shadow Beasts
Pre-release promotional screenshots
Game reveal at E3 2004
American Wii Commercial
American Wii Commercial
European Wii Commercial
Japanese Wii Commercial