*MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT* LOZ:TP Story Information – Very Detailed

Look away. If you don’t want to read these spoilers. NoE have just posted up an detailed account of what happens in the game, almost like a step by step guide. If you don’t want to know LOOK AWAY NOW

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New beginnings

Twilight Princess begins, appropriately, at dusk. As the day’s light fades, the view pans down on a pond in a woodland glade. There sits Link listening to an older man explain how Link will be entrusted with delivering an important package tomorrow to Hyrule Castle.

The scene fades to the next day and we see Link’s treehouse home in Ordon Village. A villager arrives and gives Link an urgent mission: round up the goats! Link isn’t a hero yet; he’s merely a farmhand.

We’re now in control of Link for the first time. You move him around with the Nunchuk’s Control Stick and press A and B on the Wii Remote to perform actions. Pressing C on the Nunchuk switches to first-person view and you can simply point the Wii Remote where you want to look. Locking onto items and enemies is handled by holding the Nunchuk’s Z
button.

We have no weapons yet, so all we can do is talk to people. As we walk through the village and chat to the locals we hear stories about mischievous monkeys causing trouble in the area. A young girl tells Link that his fishing rod is almost ready, so we make a mental note to come back later.

We find our horse Epona (you can change the name if you wish) being washed by a pretty girl about Link’s age named Ilia. Growing nearby are reeds that you can pick; blow into them and you’ll hear a familiar melody (Epona’s Song from Ocarina of Time) which calls your horse to you.

The goat-herding minigame is a nice introduction to controlling Epona. You must round up the beasts by coaxing them into their pen and you can even make a cowboy-style ‘Whoop!’ by hitting A. After each goat is returned, ‘Goat in!’ humorously flashes on the screen.

When we’re finished, we’re in such a cowboy mood that we giddy-up Epona and make a daring leap over the fence, heading back to town. There we meet Ilia again but she spots an injury on Epona’s leg and she chastises us for hurting the horse with our showjumping stunt. Link doesn’t speak but from the look on his face, especially his emotive eyes, you can tell how foolish he’s feeling at this moment. If you thought the cel-shaded Link from Wind Waker had lots of character, his new realistic look is even more expressive.

Lost and found

We head back to the village and pay a visit to the shop, where we see a nice Slingshot for sale. Problem is, the shopkeeper is too worried about her lost cat to sell anything today. We won’t spoil how we found the missing moggy but we can tell you it involved a crazed monkey, a baby’s basket, an eagle and a fish.

With the cat safely returned we can buy the Slingshot. Back at our treehouse we also find a wooden sword has been delivered by one of the villagers, so we try out both of our new weapons on a scarecrow outside. A group of local kids looks on, awestruck, and we already begin to feel a little bit more like a hero, even if our clothes are still those of a farmhand.

No sooner have we finished practising sword-slashing and Slingshot-aiming with the Wii Remote (which feels fast and very intuitive) than we’re called into action. Some of the hero-wannabe kids have become lost in a cave after chasing another wild monkey inside, so we set off – picking up a lantern and some oil on the way from a friendly man with birds in his hair. How odd.

Inside the cave are Deku Babas (the man-eating plants seen in previous Zlda games). They look much more menacing than ever; their sharp fangs dripping with green goo. We creep through the tunnel, our lantern cutting through the shadows with its golden light.

Beyond the cave, past a poisonous swamp covered in a dark shadowy fog, we find the kids and bring them home. But we have little time to celebrate, as suddenly a horde of monsters crashes into the village and snatches Link’s friend Ilia, leaving Link unconscious.

When we awake, the village is surrounded by a wall of darkness that looks almost alive. As we walk over to investigate, a huge hand reaches out of the blackness and pulls us in.

The dark side

In a dramatic cutscene Link struggles in the grip of the shadowy creature until suddenly a Triforce symbol glows on the hero’s hand and the monster flees in fear. Link falls to his knees, apparently in pain, and he cries out before morphing into a wolf. Unconscious, he is dragged away and thrown in prison. Meanwhile a mysterious figure looks on.

Link wakes up still in wolf form and chained to the floor of a small cell. Already we have a visitor: Midna. Immediately we don’t trust her, even though she offers to help Link escape. Maybe it’s her imp-like appearance or the way one sharp tooth protrudes from her lip when she grins (which she does a lot). But for now, we have no choice but to go along with her escape plan.

Once we’re free of the chains and out of the cell (clue: what do dogs like to do with bones?) we’re off, running through a waterlogged labyrinth with Midna on our back, battling impressive liquid-like enemies that shimmer on the surface of the water before leaping out and attacking us.

Controlling the wolf feels great. It’s fast, nimble and reacts to the same controls as when you’re a human but with different results. Flick forward with the Wii Remote and wolf Link makes a powerful dash attack. Sometimes you will grab onto enemies with your teeth, when you can repeatedly hit A to gnash and thrash them around. Very cool.

As we go, Midna helps us get used to our new furry form by offering advice. By pressing left or right on the +Control Pad we can activate our Sense ability that allows us to see (or, in some cases, smell) things that humans can’t.

Midna is a creature from the dark world so she has special powers in this place, such as a magical hand that extends from her head – useful for reaching far-off objects and to pull herself and Link upwards.

As we head out of the cell blocks we realise we’re in the basement of a ruined castle. Midna leads us to the rooftops and we get a great view of the twilight-infested land, as shadowy creatures swoop overhead. Eventually we reach a tower where we see our first human-looking figure since we arrived in the dark world. As the hooded person turns, we suddenly realise where we are.

As the figure removes its hood we see the familiar pointed ears and blonde hair of Princess Zelda herself; meaning this desolate place is Hyrule Castle or, rather, what’s left of it. Zelda is about the same age as Link but her face bears the burden of a kingdom in ruin. The cheeky, tomboyish Zlda of Wind Waker she is not.

Via an impressive cutscene Zlda tells us how the castle fell into the hands of a heavily armoured, cloaked figure she calls ‘the King that rules the twilight’ who covered the land in darkness, trapping the people in a state of limbo. In the flashback scene we don’t see the evil King’s face but we have an inkling that an old enemy has returned.

But Zlda’s story is cut short. Guards are approaching and Link and Midna must flee…

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Well to make it easier on everyone I changed the font color to a readable color. Its a fairly interesting read, cant say it spoils much more of a temptation really. Great Marketing 😉

Wii in South Park

It’s actually pretty funny. And it sums up how I also feel about the Wii. It’s longer the 3 weeks for us in Europe!

Euro Virtual Console Games revealed

NES
Baseball
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ice Hockey
Mario Bros.
Pinball
Soccer
Solomon’s Key (Tecmo)
Tennis
The Legend of Zelda
Urban Champion
Wario’s Woods

SNES
Donkey Kong Country
F-Zero
SimCity

N64
Super Mario 64

SEGA MEGA DRIVE
Sonic the Hedgehog
Altered Beast
Golden Axe
Columns
Gunstar Heroes
Ecco the Dolphin
Space Harrier II
Toe Jam & Earl
Ristar
Dr. Robotonik’s Mean Bean Machine

Turbografx (PC Engine)
Bonk’s Adventure
Super Star Soldier
Victory Run
Bomberman ’93
Dungeon Explorer

Appaling, absiolutely appauling. Well, the SNES and N64 games are, NES is alright, but SEGA looks brilliant. Can’t wait to get my hands on these classics. Golden Axe FTW!

A New Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trailer – Debuts at Nintendo World Tour 2006

Nintendo are going to be showing a new SSBB trailer at the Nintendo World Tour 2006. November 3rd is the first tourdate, s it’s assumed that that will be when the trailer is first shown. There is also supposed to be an unveiling of a new character, just to get your speculation juices flowing. If had t make a bet on any non-nintendo character, I would of course say Sonic.

I am ecstatic. To finally know that there is a new SSBB trailer on the way. The sequel to one of the best games, in my opinion, so of course I have every right to be ecstatic.

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Wii Steering Wheel Boxart

The boxart for Ubisofts Wii Steering Wheel attachment.

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At best I’d probably call it plain. It doesn’t look Wiiish to me.

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A Summary of the New Twilight Princess Trailer

Our last story was about the new Twilight Princess Story, which was shown in Australia. Now someone at Vooks Forums, claims to have seen the footage and has written up what he saw. No-one can confirm if what he is telling is truth or lie, but it is news nevertheless.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS

Starts out with some Twilight Creatures in some sort of dark castle (Hyrule Castle?)
Goes to Cowboy Link, Epona, Colin and a couple of unidentified people. One has a sword. Epona’s loaded up with wood for some reason or another. Colin goes with the man with the sword over a rope bridge, while Link (in his cowboy outfit) smiles at him.

Next up is the transformation sequence. Cowboy Link is walking through a path, when suddenly it turns into the Twilight Realm. He transforms into a Wolf, and is dragged away. We see Midna, and next wee some gameplay of Wolf Link and Midna attacking some Twilight Creatures. There’s more gameplay, nothing particularily new but a town scene is shown with about 20 people in it, very impressive. Also, Link canoes down a rushing river, now in his classic outfit.

Few quick cuts of cutscenes, showing (among others) PRINCESS ZELDA! Zelda is casting some sort of elaborate spell, very pretty effects.

The trailer ends with Link pulling out the Master Sword and holding it up. The sword is quite a bit longer than any other game.

It seems as if there is not much new in the trailer, except for the last part. Still, I cannot wait to see it.

Link to the thread

Wii Party Reveals New Twilight Princess Footage

Nintendo Australia has shown off some brand new footage of Twilight Princess for Nintendo’s Wii, at the first ‘Wii Party’ which was in Melbourne.

The footage is to be given its first worldwide public showing, and will hit the internet following a Zelda media event in North America overnight. When the footage is available, wiiSTYLE will be bringing it straight here.

Wii Boxart Template – Front and Back

Well, well, well, look what I found;

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Looks pretty good, except someone disgustingly cut out the wii header wrong. You can see the pixelated bits. I will be coming back with a none pixelated one just for you wiiSTYLE fans, but for now, you’ll need to stick with that.

UPDATE:
Told you I would update it with a none pixelated header. Just for you wiiSTYLE fans!

Would like to thank Phil for finding this!

3rd Party Nun-Chuk – Looks Awesome – Has a D-Pad???

This is th absolute sleekness that I was hoping the black Wii to have. Oh my god, does it appeal to me in everyway possible… Except the fact it has a D-Pad???

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Still looks so nice. If it’s cheaper then the official nun-chuk, then I might buy it. A white Wii controller with black nun-chuk. Heaven.

Thanking GoNext for finding this.

General Wii Information – All New

Taken from GoNintendo, who took it from NeoGAF;

General Wii stuff

– CNN has signed up with Nintendo as the provider of news content on tne News Channel in American and Japan. News will be presented by category, but another way of getting to it is by spinning the weather globe to find stories in different countries

– Sega has moved a significant number of development staff from PS3 to Wii over the Summer

– Although Nintendo has removed DVD movie playback from the Wii, it plans to launch in Japan next year an enhanced Wii capable of such a feature

– Nintendo intended to bring Wii to shop shelves in the UK and US for £150 and $200, but became influenced by pressure from the larger retail chains, which raised concerns over margins and low so-called ‘basket value’ (ie, the amount of revenue generated from a customer’s overall purchases at the till)

– There are plenty of Wii Channel slots remaining to be filled

– Edge says that Wii Sports will be to Wii what Mario 64 was to the N64. Says golf has the best single player mode (no surprise) and boxing is their favourite overall

Now I really can’t wait for Wii Sports., especially since they liked the golf, and that’s the one I’m looking forward to playing most. The possibility of a new enhanced Wii doesn’t get me excited though. Infact it makes me feel rather anoyed just like te DS Lite did. I won’t bore you with details of why, but most of this is great news.