The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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North American Wii box art, featuring Link in Hylian and wolf forms.
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series The Legend of Zelda
Director(s) Eiji Aonuma
Producer(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Designer(s) Yoshiyuki Oyama
Artist(s) Yusuke Nakano
Satoru Takizawa
Writer(s) Aya Kyogoku
Takayuki Ikkaku
Mitsuhiro Takano
Eiji Aonuma
Composer(s) Toru Minegishi
Asuka Ohta
Game engine Modified version of the The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Release date Wii
NANovember 19, 2006
JPDecember 2, 2006
EUDecember 8, 2006
Nintendo GameCube
JP December 2, 2006
NADecember 11, 2006
EU December 15, 2006
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Ratings B (12+)
T for Teen
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Input methods Wii Remote and Nunchuk, GameCube Controller

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (ゼルダの伝説 トワイライトプリンセス) is the thirteenth game in Nintendo's critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda video game series. It is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Wii and Nintendo GameCube video game consoles.

Originally planned for release in November 2005, it was delayed by Nintendo so that the EAD staff could add more content and refine the game. The Wii version was released on the dates of the Wii launch, in November and December 2006. This makes Twilight Princess the first Zelda game to debut at the launch of a Nintendo console. The GameCube version was released in December 2006, making this game the last title to be released for the GameCube. Twilight Princess was called The Wind Waker 2 during its early internal development, but was changed to Twilight Princess as development progressed. The Wii and GameCube versions are identical except that they are mirror images of each other.

Twilight Princess is the first game in The Legend of Zelda series to be rated T by the ESRB, for fantasy violence and animated blood. The game's story focuses on Link as he tries to prevent the Twilight Realm from engulfing Hyrule as both a human and a wolf with the help of a mysterious creature named Midna. It takes place many years after The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, on the timeline created after the events of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The Wii version is also the first game in which Link is right-handed.

In the Super Smash Flash series


The golden Cucco that made its debut in this game appears a part of the Cucco Revenge Squad of the item in Super Smash Flash 2 that appears when a player hits a Cucco seven times. The golden Cucco deals much more damage than the normal Cucco's.


As it was did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, SSF2 based Link's, Ganondorf's and Zelda's appearances on their appearances in this game. Sheik's appearance is based on concept art of her that was scrapped from this game. Link's weapons have been updated to this game's incarnations, such as the Gale Boomerang and Clawshot. The Bow has been replaced by the Hero's Bow.

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