Phantom Hourglass

Quick Info
U.S. Releases

System:
- Nintendo DS
Date:
- October 1, 2007
Subtitle:
Phantom Hourglass

Japanese Release

System:
- Nintendo DS
Date:
- June 23, 2007
Subtitle:
Mugen no Sunadokei
(The hourglass of fantasies)
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Announced during Nintendo's keynote at the Game Developer's Conference of 2006, very little is know about Phantom Hourglass. We know only what we have deduced from the trailer:
  • It uses celshading, in a style identical to the Wind Waker's. The DS does it admirably, at a framerate that seems to be equal to the Wind Waker's. Of course, the graphical quality is scaled back a bit, but it still impressive.
  • It utilizes the touchscreen in several ways. The trailer shows the player drawing a route on the screen, and then throwing the boomerang - which follows the route drawn. At the beginning of the trailer, the touchscreen is used to trace a picture of an hourglass on a door, which then opens. Finally, at one point it shows a route being traced on a map of an ocean, and then it looks like Link's boat automatically follows the route.
  • It is probably a safe bet that it takes place after the Wind Waker, but this has not been confirmed.
  • We know from the trailer that it will take place at least in part on an ocean, and Link has a steamboat.
  • The crystal switches from A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, and other 2D games are making a return.
Last Modified: Sep 11 2008
 
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