The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective – Episode 1

The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HDToday, Nintendo uploaded the first episode of a video series called The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective. It looks back at the development of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on GameCube and Wii. In this first episode, the following developers get to say something about the game:

  • Eiji Aonuma
  • Yoshiyuki Oyama (Enemy Design)
  • Koji Kitagawa (Dungeon Design)
  • Aya Kyogoku (Script)

The first episode covers quite a few topics, including:

  • the first trailer at E3 2004,  and how the positive reaction really motivated the team;
  • the various art styles of The Legend of Zelda series, and fans’ desire to see a comeback of the realistic art style;
  • the team always being under pressure, without much time;
  • Midna clues, and how the developers actually played through the games several times, and noted any area the players might struggle with in order to write proper and useful clues;
  • the amount of puzzles and dungeons in the game;
  • the various enemies;
  • Link being able to ride Epona and use his sword at the same time;
  • the infamous “sob-story mail”, which are feedback emails sent by Shigeru Miyamoto;
  • positive fan reception after launch, with players really liking the new characters (such as Midna).

Here’s the first episode of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective: “A Look Back”:

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) comes out on March 4th in Europe and North America, and March 10th in Japan.

Source: Nintendo



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