Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

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Title

Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Subject

fantasy, action adventure game

Description

From Wikipedia: "An action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It is the fourteenth installment in The Legend of Zelda series and the sequel to the 2002 GameCube title The Wind Waker. Phantom Hourglass was released in Japan in June 2007; in North America, Australia, and Europe in October 2007; and in Korea in April 2008. The game was re-released for the Wii U via the Virtual Console service in the PAL region in November 2015 and in North America in May 2016.

The game features 3D cel-shaded graphics with an overhead camera perspective, employs controls involving the console's touchscreen and microphone, and took advantage of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for online play until the service was discontinued in 2014. The game's story follows that of The Wind Waker, focusing on series protagonist Link's journey to save his friend Tetra from the story's antagonist, Bellum, with the help of Captain Linebeck and his ship, the S.S. Linebeck.

Critics were highly positive towards Phantom Hourglass. Its control scheme was praised, while criticism focused on its online features, which were considered too simple. The game received several video game industry awards, including the Nintendo DS Game of the Year award from GameSpot, GameSpy, and IGN. Phantom Hourglass was the best-selling game in its first month in Japan, with 302,887 copies sold. In the United States, it was the fifth best-selling game in the month it debuted, with 262,800 copies sold. 4.13 million copies of Phantom Hourglass were sold worldwide by March 2008."

Creator

Nintendo EAD

Publisher

Nintendo

Date

Released October 2007

Contributor

Director(s)
Daiki Iwamoto

Producer(s)
Eiji Aonuma

Designer(s)
Michiho Hayashi

Writer(s)
Hidemaro Fujibayashi[1]

Composer(s)
Kenta Nagata
Toru Minegishi

Relation

The Legend of Zelda

Format

Nintendo DS

Language

English

Type

action adventure, role playing, video game

Files

The_Legend_of_Zelda_Phantom_Hourglass_Game_Cover.jpg

Collection

Citation

Nintendo EAD, “Zelda: Phantom Hourglass,” CSULB Center for the History of Video Games and Critical Play Archive, accessed July 29, 2021, http://criticalplay.net/items/show/14.