So I’ve been waiting to create a post about my Wii U Game of the Month for February, mainly to see if there’s been anything worth highlighting from the eShop. Turns out there hasn’t really been anything that has sparked my interest this month, so I’ve decided I’m just going to cheat.
Yep, my Wii U Game of the Month for February is actually due to be released on the 4th of March. However, considering that this particular franchise celebrated its 30th anniversary on the 21st February, it’s probably apt to look ahead to it’s release.
Also, there’s another game being released in March that I want to feature here, so doing this allows me to talk about both.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is the second Zelda game to get a high definition remaster on the Wii U, following in the footsteps of The Wind Waker.
As you can see from that picture above, it is being released alongside a Wolf Link amiibo, which you can use in the game to access a new dungeon. Oh, there’s also a soundtrack CD with 20 songs on it, too.
Twilight Princess begins with the land of Hyrule being covered in twilight, which means a young man has to set out on a quest to restore the light to the land. That young man happens to be Link (or whatever you name him), who starts the game as a ranch hand in Ordon Village.
After monsters attack the village and kidnap the children, Link chases after them. He encounters the twilight, where he is pulled inside and transformed into a wolf. It is shortly afterwards that he meets arguably the best companion in any Zelda game, Midna.
Thus starts Link’s quest to dispel the twilight and collect dark artefacts known as the Fused Shadows. Of course, being a Zelda game, he also acquires the Master Sword and a whole host of useful items during his adventures.
Naturally, Link will have to conquer several dungeons during his quest, each one home to a boss. One of my favourite Zelda bosses can be found in this game, in the City in the Sky. That boss is the Twilit Dragon, Argorok. There are a couple of other pretty cool bosses to fight as well, with one making good use of the Spinner item and the other being the final boss.
Of course, you don’t just have to focus on the main story. There’s also sidequests that will keep you busy, whether they be collecting golden bugs or ripping the souls out of poes. Heart Pieces and item capacity upgrades are present as well, which you would expect.
In the overall timeline of the Zelda games, this one takes place after Majora’s Mask. More specifically, the Hero of Time was triumphant and this game takes place after the child era of Ocarina of Time… or something like that. It’s probably best to take the timeline with a pinch of salt.
In the grand scheme of things, I wouldn’t call Twilight Princess my top Zelda game. It’s definitely up there, but there are others that I prefer playing through. Still, it’s a great game and definitely worth playing through again (or maybe for the first time if you missed out on the GameCube or Wii version).