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Legend of Zelda Name Finalized

by Karlie Yeung - May 17, 2005, 11:27 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo Press Release

The name is Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and yes, Link does turn into a wolf.



Meanwhile, Mario Parties and Dances, Plays Soccer and Baseball

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2005 – Like the phases of the moon, software for video game consoles evolves as time passes. Nintendo GameCube™ enters one of the fullest, brightest moments of its life cycle over the rest of 2005, highlighted by the debut of the spectacular new game, The Legend of Zelda®: Twilight Princess. The gritty, sweeping adventure will set a new standard for video games with vast lands, stunning visuals and amazing new game play that allows players to control the main character, Link, whether he travels on foot, on horseback or on all fours – as a wolf. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess remains the most anticipated game of 2005 on any system and will hit stores during the holiday season.

“The Zelda franchise again demonstrates the awesome power and versatility of Nintendo GameCube, but there’s much more to our software appeal,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “The rest of our 2005 lineup builds on these strengths to widen the appeal of Nintendo GameCube to new audiences.”

Nintendo GameCube has sold more than 10 million systems in North America alone. More than 400 games are available for Nintendo GameCube, including some of the most popular and creative games of this console generation, from Super Smash Bros.® Melee to The Legend of Zelda®: The Wind Waker™ and the Metroid® Prime series.

Mario™, the video game industry’s most recognizable and beloved character, has plans to star in four new games that build on his reputation for fun and versatility. Dance Dance Revolution®: Mario Mix gets players on their feet and dancing to 25 songs on an included dance pad. Mario Baseball™ and Super Mario® Strikers put a Mario twist on two of the world’s most popular sports. Each game features authentic game play found in the actual sports, but with special power moves that add to the craziness of the competition. And finally, Mario Party® 7 incorporates voice recognition into some 80 new mini-games through the use of the included Nintendo GameCube Mic. Nintendo and its third-party partners will release more than 60 new games for Nintendo GameCube this year.

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