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Zelda Gets an Official Title

by Bakudan Yoshinoya - October 18, 2002, 1:54 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo, Famitsu

Come inside to find out the official Japanese title for the next Zelda game. UPDATED: What’s this? An instrumental item within the game revealed?

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Nintendo recently updated its Japanese website with the official title for The Legend of Zelda (GC). Due out on Friday December 13, the game is officially named “Zelda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto.”

The translation of the title can be interpreted many ways including: The Legend of Zelda: Baton of Wind; The Legend of Zelda: Staff of Wind; and The Legend of Zelda: Wand of Wind. Nevertheless, the title does seem to highlight Aonuma's comments when he was interviewed recently by Famitsu - wind will play an important role in the game.

Update: According to the latest Famitsu, the word 'takuto', featured in the title 'Kaze no Takuto', refers to a baton, one that an orchestra conductor would use. As a result, music will most likely play a role in this game, not unlike its predecessor, 'Ocarina of Time'. It is also very likely that the Baton of Wind is an actual item featured in the game, just like how the Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask were in their respective games.

Once again, we'll have more details as they develop.

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