Nintendo Delivers a Hand-Held Epic with The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

December 7, 2009

Nintendo Delivers a Hand-Held Epic with The Legend of
Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Take Link and Zelda on an Unforgettable New Adventure with Seamless Touch-Screen
Controls, a Massive World to Explore and an Unprecedented Storyline

One of the year’s biggest adventures is fired up and heading
down the tracks. Today’s launch of The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks for the
hand-held Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ video game systems marks a fun new
chapter in the historic franchise. For the first time, heroic Link™ teams with
Princess Zelda™, who accompanies him on an original quest to save Hyrule from
ruin. This unforgettable saga has Link navigating perilous dungeons and
commanding a customizable train. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks features
challenging puzzles, wide-ranging exploration and a deep storyline.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks builds upon the dynamic
touch-screen control interface established in 2007’s The Legend of Zelda:
Phantom Hourglass, making it easier for players to perform advanced maneuvers
and guide Link through an engaging series of adventures and challenges. An
active participant throughout the entire game, Princess Zelda can take control
of powerful Phantom characters to help Link make his way through obstacle-filled
dungeons. New items include the Whirlwind and the Spirit Flute, which allows
players to perform music that has magical effects on objects and events in the
game by blowing into the built-in microphone of the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi.

While controlling Link’s customizable train, players can take
on special missions in which he transports people and valuable cargo across the
game world. The train offers players the opportunity to explore the world of
Hyrule, taking more challenging routes to reach new areas as they acquire new
parts and equipment.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks includes a new head-to-head
multiplayer mode that lets up to four players compete via a local wireless
connection with one game card. In this mode, players explore six unique areas in
search of valuable Force Gems. Traversing these areas and attempting to possess
the most Force Gems at the end of each session, players must also avoid
patrolling Phantoms, while setting off traps and using hidden abilities to foil
their opponents.

“During the holidays, people are striving to find
entertainment options that offer hours of fun, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit
Tracks delivers,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice
president of Sales & Marketing. “For more than 20 years, audiences have been
captivated by the storyline and sense of exploration offered by these beloved
games. The plot twists and seamless controls of this latest installment will
engage existing fans of The Legend of Zelda series while introducing new players
to the series’ magic.”

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is the 15th game in this
internationally renowned series. Since its inception in 1986, more than 59
million games in The Legend of Zelda series have been sold worldwide.

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