The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective – Episode 2

Friday, February 26th, 2016

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Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective

 

Some of you may have seen that Nintendo has a retrospective miniseries going on about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Today, they released the 2nd episode which focuses on the characters and story of the game. In it, we learn where the developers got the idea for Link to turn into a wolf, and find out some tidbits about the evolution of the character of Midna. They also talk about the organic development process that is used by the Legend of Zelda development team, and how it results in a better game at the end of the development cycle.

The first episode of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective series was more of a general look back at the development of the game. The developers talk about some of their thought processes that went into the game, and experiences they had along the way. They also bring up the standing ovation they got from fans when they first revealed the trailer for the game at E3, and how much it surprised them. It also gave them the energy to keep pushing on when they got mired in some of the more difficult times in development. The crunch time at the end of a development cycle is surely one of the worst times for any developer.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

 

You can find both the first and second episodes of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective miniseries on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. I should note that at the time of this writing, Episode 2 has not been added into the Twilight Princess HD playlist yet for some odd reason. That’s ok, though, because the video is embedded below so you can see it right here! If you haven’t seen the first episode, you can find it in the Twilight Princess HD playlist on their YouTube channel, or on the Media page of the Twilight Princess HD official website. You can download three pretty cool wallpapers from there, and also check out all three of the game trailers on that site if you haven’t seen them already. Episode 2 is notably still absent from this website at the time of this writing, though.

On that website, you can see that there are four planned episodes for the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective, with episode three set to cover gameplay and dungeon aspects of the game, and episode four planning to cover specifics on the new HD version of the game that is getting ready to launch. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD arrives on Mar. 4th here in North America and in Europe. Fans in Australia have to wait an extra day for the game to launch on March 5th there, while in Japan players will get their hands on the game on March 10th. Check out episode two of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective right here:

 

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About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.