The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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Twilight Princess
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United States November 19, 2006
Japan December 2, 2006
Australia December 7, 2006
Europe December 8, 2006
South Korea August 27, 2008

Japan December 2, 2006
United States December 11, 2006
Europe December 15, 2006
Australia December 19, 2006

🌎 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. Set over a century after the events of Majora's Mask, the game follows Link as he attempts to save Hyrule from being subsumed by the Twilight Realm, an alternate dimension wreathed in shadow - along the way, Link is able to transform between the forms of a Hylian and a wolf, and is aided by Midna, a mysterious imp native to the Twilight Realm. The game features a notably darker, more realistic art style compared to its predecessor, The Wind Waker - this has been interpreted as a response to the backlash that Wind Waker, particularly in the West, received for its brightly-colored, cel-shaded art style.

The game was originally planned to release for the Nintendo GameCube in 2005, but was delayed so that Nintendo could expand upon the content and create a port for the Nintendo Wii. The Wii version was released as a launch title in November 2006 in North America, and was released the following month in Japan, Europe, and Australia; the GameCube version was released in December 2006, as the final first-party title on the console. Upon release, Twilight Princess received critical acclaim and won several Game Of The Year awards, being cited as one of the greatest video games of all time. It is the second-best selling Zelda game behind Breath of the Wild, having sold over 8.85 million copies as of 2015, and the Wii port received a "Nintendo Selects" label in 2011. A remaster of the GameCube version, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, was released for the Wii U in March 2016.


Main article: Twilight Princess Story

This game's story takes place after the Child Ending of Ocarina of Time, when that generation's Princess 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.


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Main article: Twilight Princess Characters

Twilight Princess features its own set of support characters, most of whom live in Castle Town, Kakariko Village, or Ordon Village.

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:




Heart Pieces

Main article: Twilight Princess Heart Pieces




Main article: Gallery:Twilight Princess
See also: Gallery:Twilight Princess Characters


Pre-release promotional screenshots


Game reveal at E3 2004

Game Intro

American Wii Commercial

American Wii Commercial

European Wii Commercial

Japanese Wii Commercial

Japanese Commercial

Japanese Commercial

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