Earlier today, Eiji Aonuma sent several tweets on the official Twitter account for the Zelda series in Japan. He talked a bit about The Legend of Zelda: Twight Princess, which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary today. He explained that he would reveal details about the Twilight Princess HD remaster, but also the development of the original game.
In this post, we will gather all the screenshots/artworks/pictures for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD posted on the official Twitter account for the Zelda series. Just like with The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, major news will get their own separate posts!
This week, Malo shared two screenshots for the game:
- the first one shows the Medium, who is the real deal. You can go tell her in order to find out where the next heart piece is, or where you need to go in order to progress in the story. Of course, she doesn’t give detailed instructions, and you still have to do some thinking on your own. She seems to be speaking a very peculiar but familiar language when she’s concentrating…
- the second one shows the Ball and Chain. You get this weapon in the Snowpeak Ruins, and you can use it to destroy blocks of ice, defeat certain enemies in one hit, and more. You can also use it… to destroy spiderweb.
- the first one is a brand new drawing, featuring Link, a very small Malo, and Midna;
- the second one is an (old) artwork of Malo, the owner of Malo Mart. He may be young, but this kid sure is business-savvy!
Today, Malo only shared one picture: it’s a timeline of the Legend of Zelda series… since 2011. There’s still the three main branches:
- Left: The Hero is Defeated
- Middle: The Hero is Successful > Sacred Realm Protected
- Middle: The Hero is Successful > Ganondorf sealed
Today, Malo only shared one picture: it’s from the chasing sequence on Hyrule Field. Colin has been kidnapped by Bulblin, and Link goes to save him while riding Epona. He has to get rid of pesky Bokoblins who are trying to stop him, and hitting them with the sword (which is something you can do while riding in this game) is the way to deal with them.
Today, Malo only shared one picture: it shows your very first encounter with the Shadow Beast, at the beginning of the game.
Today, Malo shared a screenshot and some concept-art for Midna. He revealed the origin of her name, which is actually pretty simple: Midnight (Night = Shadow).
Today and yesterday, Malo shared some screenshots and concept-art for Zant and Ilia:
- Illia: a pretty friendly young woman, who can get angry really fast (especially if you don’t take care of your horse). Originally, she was supposed to have a fairy design on her forehead, as you can see on the piece of concept-art below.
- Zant: a really evil character… he’s the main villain in the game, after all!
Today, Malo posted an animation:
Today, Malo shared two pictures: they both show Hyrule Castle, which is (naturally) one of the most important locations in the game. After all, it’s where Princess Zelda lives. In the tweet, Malo explains that he’d like to open a shop there one day, if the rent was cheap enough. As bonus today, a screenshot of Fyer, the owner and operator of the Human-cannonball (located in Lake Hylia)!
Today, Malo shared two pictures:
- a screenshot of Ordona, the Spirit of Light of the Ordona Province;
- some concept-art for the four Spirits of Light
Today, Malo shared two pictures:
- a screenshot of Oocoo: an old female Ooca who allows you to warp outside a dungeon if you ever need to leave in a hurry. Ooca is an old race of bird-like creatures who live in the sky.
- some concept-art for a mysterious bird-like man, which was supposed to be in the game instead of Oocoo.
Today, Malo shared three pictures:
- the first one shows some of the Miiverse stamps you can find hidden in chests throughout Hyrule (in dungeons, in the field, etc.)
- the second one shows one of the two tabs on the GamePad screen, which allows you to easily set items to one of the equipment buttons
- the third one shows one of the two tabs on the GamePad screen, which shows the map of the area you’re currently exploring
Today, Malo shared two pictures: they show Eiji Aonuma holding the Wolf Link amiibo.
February 8th and 9th
Today and yesterday, Nintendo posted two pics:
- the first one is a message from Akira Himekawa, celebrating the launch of the manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- the second one is a screenshot comparing the “regular” mode and Hero mode. This mode has a mirrored world, double damage (x4 if you use the Ganondorf amiibo), and no hearts.
Today, Malo didn’t share any picture, but instead created a poll. Fans have to say which character they personally believe is the heroine of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Here’s the four options available:
- Zelda (ゼルダ)
- Midna ()
- Ilia (イリア)
- Agitha (アゲハ)
As of writing, the results are:
- Zelda (ゼルダ): 39%
- Midna (): 50%
- Ilia (イリア): 6%
- Agitha (アゲハ): 5%
You can vote here
Today, Malo shared only one picture: it shows Telma, the owner of the bar in Hyrule Castle Town. It’s someone you should definitely go see if you ever find yourself in trouble during your adventure. The screenshot below is taken from a “quest”, where you have to escort Telma to Kakariko village.
Malo also revealed the results of the Twitter poll. Fans hade to say which character they personally believe is the heroine of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Here’s the results:
- Zelda (ゼルダ): 38%
- Midna (): 52%
- Ilia (イリア): 5%
- Agitha (アゲハ): 5%
Today, Malo shared only one picture: it shows Midna and Link. It’s from the overview video which was revealed this morning!
Today, Malo shared only one picture: it shows some concept-art for the battle mask some of the Zora are wearing in the game.
Also, here’s the latest messages from Eiji Aonuma (posted on the official Facebook page of the Zelda series):
I’ve got some news about the new features in the HD remake of Twilight Princess. I’d also like to give you a good look at the Wolf Link amiibo.
This is the Cave of Shadows, a 40-level dungeon that you can unlock with the Wolf Link amiibo. The enemy won’t drop hearts, and you can’t hold a shield as a wolf, so… It’s a bit different from when you’re a human.
You can now switch your items using the screen on the GamePad. You can also display a map that shows where you are, and where collectibles are located.
Today, Malo shared two pictures: they show the Zora tunic, that you need to be able to breathe and swim underwater. He also mentions how swimming has been streamlined in this HD remaster.
And here’s the latest message from Eiji Aonuma on Facebook:
Link will take twice as much damage if you tap the Ganondorf amiibo to the GamePad. Even in the form of an amiibo, Ganondorf is still causing Link trouble…
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) comes out on March 4th in Europe and North America, and March 10th in Japan.
Today, Malo shared only one picture: it shows the sumo duel with the Goron Elder, that you need to win for the Goron to let you enter the Goron Mines (the second dungeon of the game). In order to win, you need to get the Iron Boots from the Village Chief, back in Ordon. It thanks to those very boots that he himself won the respect of the Gorons, who value strength above else.
Today, Malo shared two screenshots: they both showcase the Poe Souls, that you have to collect during your journey. To get them, you need to defeat Poes, enemies that only appear during the night (the exception being those founds indoors, such as caves or dungeons). There’s 60 of them to collect in the game, and Jovani will reward you if you bring enough of these to him (after all, those very Poes did steal his soul).
In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, you can check out the map on the GamePad to see how many Poe Souls you have collected.
Today, Malo shared two screenshots: they both showcase the Ghost Lantern, one of the new items in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. It allows you to find Poe Souls even during the day, which is pretty handy considering you cannot switch from day to night in this game.
And here’s the latest message from Eiji Aonuma from the official Facebook page of the series:
Have you heard about Hero mode? It’ll mirror the world and double the damage you take. What? You’re up for that challenge? Then use the Ganondorf amiibo too, and you’ll take four times as much damage!
Today, Malo shared only one screenshot: it showcases the Gale Boomerang, which creates mini-tornadoes (pretty useful when you have to activate certain switches). He also warns you to not use that item in his shop, or you’ll have to pay for twice the value of the items you break!
Today, Malo shared only one screenshot: it shows one of the most requested changes in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. In this version, when you open a chest with some rupees inside, you always take them with you even if your wallet is (almost) full, and they never go back into the chest.
Today, Malo shared only one screenshot: it shows the Iron Boots (mentioned in the third retrospective video), which allows you to walk on magnetic surfaces. You can even walk on walls or the very ceiling, making for a really disorienting experience.
Today, Malo shared one lone screenshot: it shows fishing, one of the activities you can take part in the game, when you want to relax.
Malo also tweeted about a nice easter egg to be found in Google Maps until 4.59PM JST on March 5th: the pegman has been replaced by a certain green hero…
Today, Malo shared one lone pic: a countdown pic. Only 4 days left until the game comes out in Japan!
Today, Malo shared one lone pic: a countdown pic. Only 3 days left until the game comes out in Japan!
Today, Malo shared three pics:
- a screenshots of Impa, in the Forgotten Village in the Hidden Village
- some concept-art for Impa, which was originally supposed to be male
- another countdown pic: only two days until release in Japan!
This week, Malo shared two additional pics: they’re countdown pics for the game, which is now available in Japan!
This week, Malo shared some videos and one screenshot:
- the first video showcases one of the Hidden Skills: The Ending Blow (allows you to kill fallen enemies in one hit)
- the second video showcases the second Hidden Skill: the Shield Attack (allows you to lower the defense of enemies by bashing your shield in their face)
- the screenshot shows the Spinner: it allows you to move on the sand, but also activate various mechanisms to solve puzzles
This week, Malo shared:
- another video, showcasing the Back Slice. It’s a skill that allows you to roll and slash at the back of enemies. A great way to avoid their hits, but also hit them at the same time!
- a screenshot showing some members from the Resistance. They’re a group of vigilantes, trying whose mission is to make sure Hyrule stays peaceful. They gather in the backroom of Telma’s bar, and they will help you during your adventure.
This week, Malo shared several videos and a screenshot, which show:
- the Mortal Draw, which allows you to kill enemies in one hit. You have to wait until the last moment to draw your sword, and deal a deadly blow
- the Jump Strike, which allows you to hit several enemies in a single hit, with a powerful blow.
- a screenshot shows Yeto (a yeti), which can be found in the cold mountains of Hyrule (living in the Snowpeak Ruins)
Today, Malo announced a Miiverse tournament for the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. All you have to do is challenge Yeto or Yeta at the Snow Race (at the top of the Snowpeak Mountains), and then post your best score on Miiverse.
Here’s how you can participate:
- play the Snow Race mini game
- take a screenshot of your time at the end (you only have a few seconds to take one, so be careful!)
- post a reply to this post on Miiverse, and include your screenshot. You also need to write down your time in your post.
The tournament will last until April 3rd (or as soon as 1 000 replies are reached). 10 players with the fastest times will get a little surprise… but we don’t quite know what right now!
Today, Malo shared just one lone screenshot, that shows a bottle of hot spring water. Drink it, and it will replenish some of your hearts. However, there’s a catch: it will cool down, and become just plain water after a while…
Today, Malo shared two screenshots:
- the first one shows Link pouring some water on pumpkins, in order to make them grow
- the second one shows Link using the Diminion Rod to control a statue. All you need to know is throw the ball of light toward a “compatible” statue, and then it’s yours to control!
This week, Malo shared several screenshots:
- the first one shows a picture of a fisherman, that you can find in the fishing hole. Hmm… surely you’ve seen that man somewhere before, haven’t you?
- the second one shows Falbi’s Flight-by-Fowl, a mini-game in which you take cucco, jump, and then fly towards an island on Lake Hylia. The goal is to reach the top spot, in order to open the chest and get what’s inside. Malo recommends you try flying in different directions: who knows what you might discover that way? (Little tip: you need to do that in order to find a well hidden Poe Soul!)
- the third one shows a notice you can find in Barne’s bomb shop. As you can imagine, it says you should never use any fire source inside his shop.
- the fourth one is the best score from the Snowpeak Jam contest on Miiverse.
Yesterday, Malo shared one lone screenshot for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. It shows the postman, who delivers several letters to you throughout your adventure. You cannot avoid him, even if you’re riding a horse or if you’re in wolf form. How does he know it’s you? Nobody knows…