Phantom Hourglass

Game Details

DS
USA 10/1/2007
Japan 7/23/2007
Europe 10/19/2007
Australia 10/11/2007

Overview

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (ゼルダの伝説 夢幻の砂時計 Zeruda no Densetsu Mugen no Sunadokei) is the fourteenth game in the series and a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan in June 2007, and in North America, Australia, and Europe in October of the same year. The game features 3D cel-shaded graphics like its predecessor, and is the first to have online playability and content.

Critics were generally positive towards Phantom Hourglass. It was praised for its usage of many of the DS’ features, including a puzzle which involves opening and closing the DS, as well as its graphics, which is considered by some to be the best on the system. It has sold 4.8 million copies worldwide, making it the fourth best selling game in the series.

Prologue

Our story begins not long ago. There was a young girl sailing the seas with a band of pirates. Her name was Tetra. She was pretty, brash and brave. Tetra and her handsome pirates set out to explore the vast and unfamiliar seas.

One day at a stop at an island, Tetra met a young boy dressed in green. After a series of strange events, the two began to travel together.

They found old ruins and light enveloped Tetra. At once she transformed into a beautiful princess. Her lineage traced back to an ancient monarchy. She was Princess Zelda of the kingdom of Hyrule.

Just then, a huge, ominous king appeared. He carried Princess Zelda away. He sought the sacred power held by the Hyrulean princess. He schemed to take the power and use it himself. The boy boy chased after him, determined to save the princess.

The boy cross seas and climbed mountains. The adventure turned the winds. He slayed monsters and used their powers to become a true hero. After a long and hard adventure, he defeated the evil king… and beautiful Princess Zelda was rescued at last.

Later, the two set off with the pirate crew in search of new lands. Yes, they set sail together! A happy pirate ending…

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