The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess / Overview

Twilight Princess is the first game of Nintendo's Wii console generation. Although it was originally planned to be on the Gamecube, Nintendo revealed in 2005, at E3, that they were expanding the game to the Wii, and that the GameCube version would not be sold in Europe. Not only was this the case, but Nintendo also delayed the game many, many times, to give as much time as possible to get the game's content spot on. Originally intended to be released in November 2005, the game instead ended up being released in November 2006 a year later.

Although named 'The Wind Waker 2' in it's very early development stages, Nintendo soon went away from the cartoony style of The Wind Waker, and developed a Zelda game that was more traditional to it's roots. This meant a more mature theme and storyline, realistic graphics, and the depiction of an older Link as well as increased difficulty over The Wind Waker. The game is set about 100 years after the events of Ocarina of Time. Link is initially caught up in the 'Twilight Realm', an opposite, evil version of Hyrule. Upon entering this place Link is transformed into a wolf (kind of like how Link is turned into a rabbit in A Link to the Past's dark realm) and he is captured by an unknown group of fiends. Later on, Link is saved by a small creature called Minda, and the main story sets off from there.

After it's release Twilight Princess was incredably well-received by both fans and critis alike. Many critics have named it the best game in the series so far, and the return of a more traditional Zelda game couldn't have pleased fans more.