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Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Released
« on: October 01, 2007, 04:01:14 PM »
Link's sword-tapping adventure awaits!
 http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/newsArt.cfm?artid=14505

 NINTENDO INVITES EVERYONE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH DEEP NEW ZELDA GAME    


The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Marks Series' Debut on Nintendo DS
   


REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 1, 2007 – Today's launch of The Legend of Zelda®: Phantom Hourglass for Nintendo DS™ marks the arrival of perhaps the deepest, richest story ever to appear on a hand-held video game system. The game requires players to fill up the Phantom Hourglass with sand and give themselves enough time to delve deeper and deeper into the ultimate dungeon. It has received critical praise both in the United States and in Japan, where it launched in late June.    


"The storyline for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass represents a new pinnacle for hand-held video games," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "The touch-screen controls make it easy for newcomers but fresh and engaging for Zelda fans."    


Veteran gamers should be able to pick it up and start playing instantly. "The game is a pure testament to both the power and innovative aspects of DS, delivering an overall product that will blow gamers away visually, stylistically and cinematically," says Mark Bozon of IGN.com, who rated the game 9 out of 10, including a perfect 10 rating for its "stunning" graphics. A notoriously critical Japanese publication also gave The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass a near-perfect score: Four judges rated it a perfect 10, while one gave it a 9.    


But what about people who haven't played a Zelda game since the original on the Nintendo Entertainment System® in 1987? No worries. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass has players navigate through the game using only the touch screen. Sliding the stylus swings hero Link's sword, while tapping other characters starts conversations or battles. Players can even write notes on their maps to remind them of places they should revisit once they gain more items and experience.    


If two players want to spend a little time together with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, they have two options. If they're in the same room, they can play over a local wireless connection. If they're far apart, they can use their Internet connection to log onto Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection and battle in the two-player mode, which lets one player control Link while the other player controls the enemies who are after him.    


As a special bonus for Nintendo's rewards club, My Nintendo members who register the game and their Nintendo DS hardware at MyNintendo.com and fill out a short survey will receive a special Nintendo DS stylus that looks like an old-fashioned quill pen (subject to availability). The epic adventure is rated E for Everyone.  

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RE: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Released
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 04:23:57 PM »
I cannot wait to try this.  I was lucky to be able to afford a S&P download and Halo 3 last week, but Phantom Hourglass is going to have to wait a little bit until more monies come in.  Still, as soon as I get this game it is going to the top of things I'm playing no matter what else gets left behind.  The control seems too weird to work but everyone says it is amazing and I'm looking forward to experiencing it for myself.  

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RE: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Released
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 04:33:10 PM »
Available Tuesday at 2pm in many outlets

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RE: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Released
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 03:32:02 AM »
Comes out in three weeks here. Way to go, NoE! At least this gives me time to finish Tingle...

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RE:Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Released
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 08:19:49 AM »
Kiddies, it takes a little longer for review copies to get to Alaska, so I just recieved Phantom Hourglass on Monday (yesterday). That being said, I've been playing the hell out of it, and I should have a review written up tomorrow evening. Cross your fingers.
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RE: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Released
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2007, 10:04:24 AM »
man i can't wait to get it
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RE:Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Released
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 11:45:59 AM »
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Originally posted by: Halbred
Kiddies, it takes a little longer for review copies to get to Alaska, so I just recieved Phantom Hourglass on Monday (yesterday). That being said, I've been playing the hell out of it, and I should have a review written up tomorrow evening. Cross your fingers.

No need to cross fingers, I already confirmed it to be awesome a couple months ago... =3
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 11:48:03 AM »
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Kiddies, it takes a little longer for review copies to get to Alaska, so I just recieved Phantom Hourglass on Monday (yesterday). That being said, I've been playing the hell out of it, and I should have a review written up tomorrow evening. Cross your fingers.

No need to cross fingers, I already confirmed it to be awesome a couple months ago... =3


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RE: Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Released
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 01:50:48 PM »
I got it and it is amazing.