Zelda Twilight Princess commemorates 16th anniversary of release

Jerry on 2022-11-19
Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess launched for the Nintendo Wii console 16 years ago, on this date. Music for the game is composed by Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, Koji Kondo, and Mahito Yokota.

The action-adventure game was marketed as a dark, ominous adventure set Hyrule. In an experiment that was repeated with Breath of the Wild, Twilight Princess served as a bridge between Nintendo consoles, seeing a cross-gen release separately on both the Wii and Nintendo GameCube.

In 2004, Shigeru Miyamoto appeared onstage at E3 wielding the Master Sword and Hylian Shield to unveil the preliminary footage of the GameCube game. The video montage unveiled Twilight's Link as the sun set in the evening, battling enemies while riding his horse Epona.

Record label Nippon Columbia's The Legend Of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert album includes a Twilight Princess medley. Conducted by Taizo Takemoto and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the live orchestral performance was recorded at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Theater in 2016. The two-disc compact disc release ships domestically through distributors Play-Asia and CDJapan.

From the product page:
Travel between the worlds of light and dark to save the land of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U. This definitive edition of the beloved adventure game for Nintendo GameCube and Wii features revitalized visuals that will further immerse players in its stunning landscapes and epic story.

You play as Link, a farm hand who is chosen by the gods to free the kingdom of Hyrule from the clutches of the King of Shadows, Zant, who has cursed the land with a perpetual twilight. To help him take on this new menace and break the curse that has transformed him into a wolf, Link will team up with the mysterious and mischievous Midna, a creature from a corrupted dimension called the Twilight Realm.

Travel to the far corners of Hyrule, exploring bustling villages, barren deserts and the Twilight Realm itself to seek out the powers to drive away the darkness. Overcome deadly enemies with your trusty sword and shield, attack and evade foes with cunning manoeuvres, and take on tricky puzzles with handy items like the Slingshot and the Gale Boomerang. Traverse treacherous lands on foot or by summoning your loyal steed Epona, whether to simply explore that vast landscape or engage in tense combat on horseback!
Play-Asia - The Legend Of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert [2CD]

CDJapan - The Legend Of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert [2CD]