Yes the news is true and it's all bad....kind of.
Twilight Princess has been delayed until 2006. The
good news is, when games like Zelda are delayed that
usually means they will be far more kick ass than
originally anticipated and that's always a good thing.
Don't panic about the rumors swirling around that
Twilight Princess will become a Revolution exclusive
title. While we certainly wouldn't put it past Nintendo,
we don't see this happening. Now relax with a new
screens of this beautiful game.
We have learned from E3 that the rumors are true!
Link will be able to transform into a bizarre werewolf
like creature and be ridden around by a yet undisclosed
character. These scenes take place in a dark world
- see screens below - which looks to be something
of an alternate reality compared to the colorful style
of the rest of Hyrule. What this has to do with the
Twilight Princess is also unknown.
have also been told that this game features a different
Link character (ala Wind Waker) and takes place hundreds
of years into the future beyond the timeline of Ocarina
of Time, Majora's Mask and seemingly Wind Waker. Be
sure to check out actual guerilla footage of the game
First the bad news - the next Legend of Zelda
won't see the light of Wal-Mart store shelves until
later this Fall. That's a big kick in the Hylian Shield
for those of us, present company included, who were
hoping and praying that Nintendo's earlier release
date of May 2005 was within the realm of reality.
Okay so we knew in our heart of hearts that a Zelda
game wouldn't be a Zelda game without numerous delays.
good news for those eternal optimists is that Nintendo
isn't planning on holding this game back and releasing
it on their next gen system code named "Revolution",
even though it would be one of the biggest killer
apps in the history of videogames. Which makes me
wonder just what is Nintendo planning
on releasing with the Revolution....stay tuned. The
answer just might surprise you. (I don't really know
the answer, but I sound smarter if I hint that I do.
See how that works? It's a completely useless
journalistic trick that makes you think that I know
more than you.)
this WILL be a GameCube title even though
by all appearances it looks like it could be running
on next gen hardware. When you see LoZ in action,
you'll think someone crammed an Xbox into that tiny
little square box.
off the latest trailer at GDC this week, Nintendo
floored showgoers with vivid examples of how dark
and mature the next installment of Zelda will be.
If you balked at the cartoony-ness of Wind Waker,
there is simply no chance in Hell that you will be
disappointed. For those of you who read EGM, my first
question is "Why?" Like those 3 sentence
reviews do you? Very insightful. My next suggestion
is don't believe everything you read.
Their latest April Fools Joke (Yawn) involved pre-ordering
the new Zelda game and receiving a bonus disc with
a graphically updated Wind Waker. Ain't gonna happen.
Thanks to "Amux12" for letting me know this.
say a picture is worth a thousand words, so check
out the new screens and trailer (again kudos to Amux12
for that). More info will start pouring in during
E3. Stay tuned.