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The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD

is an action-adventure game a Wii U remake of the Nintendo GameCube and Wii game, Twilight Princess. It is the second remaster of a Zelda title on the Wii U following The... read more

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Platforms Wii U
Themes Fantasy
Developers Nintendo EAD...
Engines
Status: Released
Release: 04-Mar-2016

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is an action-adventure game a Wii U remake of the Nintendo GameCube and Wii game, Twilight Princess. It is the second remaster of a Zelda title on the Wii U following The Wind Waker HD.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is a critically acclaimed masterpiece, set in a massive world bursting with life - but also shadow. A dark figure from the Twilight Realm has invaded the world of light. As Link, a farmhand turned cursed beast, you´ll join forces with the impish Midna, the Hyrule Resistance, and trusted (albeit unusual) allies to survive a quest that will take you to the farthest corners of Hyrule and beyond ... to the Twilight Realm.


This epic, emotional adventure is now remastered and presented in HD, only on the Wii U console.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is the best way to experience this critically acclaimed game

  • Explore a vast Hyrule, a mysterious Twilight Realm, and masterfully-designed dungeons

  • Restore vbalance to the world with the aid of the impish Midna and your divine wolf powers

  • Challenge yourself with the new Hero Mode, where damage from enemies is doubled and hearts do not appear in vases and grass. The entire world is also mirrored.

  • Use the new Ghost Lantern, which will glow when in the same area as a ghost, making the Poe Soul-retrieving quest much easier to complete

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Changes and Additions

Graphics

Twilight Princess HD features reworked graphics with primarily new textures, giving the game a cleaner and higher-definition look. As opposed to the 480p resolution of the GameCube and Wii versions, Twilight Princess HD uses the 1080p resolution that is standard on Wii U. This provides for six times the number of pixels, resulting in additional clarity, especially for faraway objects and precise aiming. Most textures in the game are touched up with added details, with notable examples including Link's hair, Zant's armor, and several background textures. Some textures have been changed entirely, including grass in Hyrule Field and a stone Triforce symbol in the Sacred Grove. These textures look less "muddy" and blurred than in the original. The game also sports brighter lighting and less intense bloom than the original releases.

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Gameplay Elements

Twilight Princess HD uses the world orientation of the GameCube version in which Link is left-handed, which had previously been reversed on the Wii version to better accommodate players. Similar to The Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD uses the larger resolution to display a less-intrusive HUD during gameplay. Items can now be equipped to three slots — X, Y, and R, while the L button calls Midna. The right analog stick can be used to move the camera freely. The mini-map has been shrunk and now features a translucent black background.

The game makes use of certain features of the Wii U Gamepad to streamline gameplay. The Gamepad screen can display a separate map screen for dungeons, and can be used to instantly equip items without having to pause and bring up the inventory menu. It also enables the use of the Gamepad's gyroscope to aim, such as aiming the Gale Boomerang or aiming with the Bow. The Gamepad screen can also be tapped to instantly transform between Link's human and wolf forms without having to talk to Midna, but only if that ability has been unlocked.

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Hero Mode is featured in the game, which is available from the start. Link receives twice as much damage during this mode, and the world orientation is also mirrored. Hearts are not dropped in this mode either, similar to The Wind Waker HD's Hero Mode.





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