Whilst many presumed a new Zelda title would be flaunted at GDC ’09 not many expected it for the Nintendo DS.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks which was announced by Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, initially appears very similar to the critically acclaimed Phantom Hourglass.
Although a short video presentation was shown at the event, details regarding the game appear rather scarce. The trailer presentation shows series protagonist Link riding a Western style rail road train equipped with a cannon, whilst the footage switches to the mandatory dungeon esquire adventuring we’re all used to.
The game is presented in a cell shaded graphical effect mirroring Links previous DS adventure, The Phantom Hourglass. As with the aforementioned title the game will utilize both the bottom and top screen for gameplay and dungeon maps respectively. The game is officially due for release sometime later this year and looks set to be another integral adventure story for the Nintendo DS/DSi.