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Yesterday, November 19th, 2009

Eiji Aonuma has been kind enough to share with us some more minor Zelda Wii points of interest. And this one is something we fans have been wanting to hear for quite some time.

Source: GoNintendo

"We're making efforts regarding the total flow of the Zelda game. So far, the basic flow of the Zelda games is you're exploring a field, you go to a dungeon, you conquer it and return to the field. We're looking at altering that traditional flow. That's all I can share, and I can't say more until E3 next year."

That's right, we're getting the big changes we've been asking for: Zelda Wii will change the basic flow of a Zelda title.
Even thought he can't say how exactly this new game flow will be like, it already is great news that we'll indeed get something new.

He has also mentioned that MotionPlus implemention is going along smoothly.

"We're taking advantage of MotionPlus. It's become very natural – the movement of your arms is precisely reflected in the gameplay. Thanks to the technological advancements, we hope the gameplay can be more accessible to people."

Once again, the Official Nintendo Magazine brings us great news. In an interview, Eiji Aonuma has confirmed speculations about Zelda Wii that were going around the internet.

Source: Official NintendoMagazine

As many of us thought, the girl next to Link is his sword, and it is also true that Link won't have his sword for part of the game.

"You will have to wait until next year when we can elaborate on this and many other things. But what I can tell you is that yes I have read some of the speculation, and some of it is right! That is all I can say at the moment." - Eiji Aonuma

That's all he can say right now, but he told us to expect surprises when they reveal Zelda Wii at E3 2010. We'll probably finally get to see a trailer, and maybe new official artwork.

Well, the speculation about the new Zelda character in the artwork was right, so let the speculation continue in our forums!

A new footage video of Spirit Tracks has been released, and the gameplay looks really fun. Also, the music sounds great!

The part which you choose the train's route reminds me of Nintendogs, hehe.

November 18th, 2009

ONM has interviwed Eiji Aonuma and had him talk about Zelda Wii. What he has said is definitely good news.

Source: Official NintendoMagazine

"It is something we used to talk about with Mr Miyamoto, and he and I agree that if we are following the same structure again and again, we might not be able to give long time Zelda fans a fresh surprise."

"So we have been trying something new in terms of the structure of the Wii version of the new Zelda game this time. I am really hopeful that people will be surprised with the changes we have implemented for this Wii version."

That's right, we're finally getting the changes we've been asking for for so long. Miyamoto's remark that it "won't be radically different" got us worried, but it seems he has changed his mind. Zelda fans, rejoice!

Also, there has been a rumor going around saying we might not be getting to see Zelda Wii until E3 2011. Well, rejoice again!

"I hope that we can show you something at the E3 show next year and it is something we are hopeful will be surprising.” Aonuma added.

THANK YOU, Nintendo! E3 2010, you cannot come soon enough!

I've always loved seeing video game commercials, and I'm glad to see that the first US Spirit Tracks commercial has been aired!

Source: MCV

Nintendo knows that this game can be a key holiday title for them - it launches in the first week of December, afterall - and product manager Roger Langford has explained that Nintendo will focus on TV commercials to "engage the widest possible audience".

“The marketing for Spirit Tracks will focus around TV campaign starting around the launch encapsulating the magic and mystery of The Legend Of Zelda, as well as displaying the rich and varied environments of the title itself."

I hope to see many great TV commercials for the Zelda games to come.

November 17th, 2009

Spirit Tracks hasn't arrived at the stores yet, but the Official Nintendo Magazine, in its issue number 50, has given the game its first review and a score: 91%.

Source: Nintendo Everything

That's quite a score, isn't it? But... the two most recent Zelda titles received highest scores; Twilight Princess earned a 97% and Phantom Hourglass a 95%. That's a bit strange, since Fred Dutton, the one who wrote the review of Spirit Tracks in ONM, said Link's latest adventure "is better than Phantom Hourglass".

We'll be sure to keep you up-to-date as new information about Spirit Tracks is released.

November 16th, 2009

The Official Nintendo Magazine has answered questions about the upcoming DS Zelda game.

Source: Official NintendoMagazine

The questions mostly talk about gameplay and there are no spoilers concerning the storyline. So don't worry, go ahead and read it, there are some very interesting content there.

So, are you excited about Spirit Tracks? Has your opinion changed since the last trailer? Or are you still not putting much faith in it? Head over to our forums and let us know!

November 6th, 2009

The US, European, and Japanese official Spirit Tracks sites have all been opened and updated. If you're at all interested in the upcoming Zelda game for the Nintendo DS, I suggest you check out each site - especially the information on the European one.

Official Zelda: Spirit Tracks sites:
 · United States
 · European
 · Japanese

GameTrailers released a video that's over two and a half minutes in length of the upcoming Zelda: Spirit Tracks game. To see the video, read the rest of the update.

Source: GameTrailers

Here's a YouTube clip, if clicking the GameTrailers link would take too much effort.

I have to say that this video has hyped the game up even more for me. Once December 7th rolls around, I'll be sure to start writing up some guides for Destination Zelda as I go about playing the game - provided that I can put Spirit Tracks down long enough to access my laptop.

November 5th, 2009

Nintendo has released a TV commercial in the UK advertising Spirit Tracks.

Source: Zelda Dungeon

While it doesn't show a ton, it still keeps up the hype for all who are waiting for play Spirit Tracks.

This is more of a huge scene of what is expected to be on the European Box Art, but is still considered Official Art.

Source: Zelda Dungeon

This beautiful scene clearly takes off from its predecessors Phantom Hourglass and The Wind Waker. It's still a great work of art.

October 28th, 2009

Although I'm sure most of you have seen this on other sites, but in case you didn't here is a look at the new Spirit Tracks Box art for Europe.

Source: Zelda Universe

While it's way more appealing then the North America one, I still look forward to playing Spirit Tracks. Do you prefer the USA Box Art or the European one? You can discuss it on our forums.

October 20th, 2009

Well it looks like The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is on it's way, and what a great way to celebrate it's release by having a Collectible Tin!

Well it looks like The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is on it's way, and what a great way to celebrate it's release by having a Collectible Tin!

The set has the following:
 · Link and a Phantom collectibly figures.
 · A copy of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
 · And of course the Tin itself.

If you want to see a picture click here.

September 25th, 2009

Alright, the moment you've been waiting for, better start saving up!

Source: Nintendo's Holiday Lineup

And the official release date for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is....

December 7th, 2009!!

You should start saving up for it, because it looks like we've got a new Zelda game (about time!) for Christmas! Good luck, and remember to pre-order!

September 15th, 2009

A new box-art image for Spirit Tracks was shown today. There were also some extra details about the game, including the official name of the leaf-blowing item shown in the demos, and another possible release date.

Source: GoNintendo

GoNintendo has quoted a detailed list of information about the upcoming Spirit Tracks game, as well as the box-art. Within the box-art, you can see that the logo was re-made with a different font, as well as its train image.

Some key information about Spirit Tracks includes a December 7th, 2009 release date, and the item that I've been calling a "Deku Fan" is actually called a "Whirlwind".

August 20th, 2009

It looks like Game Trailers has a new video showing the gameplay of the upcoming Spirit Tracks game. Thanks to our Foreign Friend/affiliate, Zelda Europe for noticing this.

Source: Game Trailers

Originally, I mentioned that the video contained footage of your train being able to use a cannon. However, I forgot that this was already shown in the previous released videos. I'll just blame the mistake on the fact that we just came back into the Zelda community, so some of what we knew was a bit outdated.

Nonetheless, although this game will be out in a few months, I still want to hurry up and get my hands on it.

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