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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Ships

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Posted by Jeremy on June 7, 2004 10:21 AM
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"The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures," the latest Zelda game for the GameCube shipped today. Featuring a top-down perspective and heavy use of the GBA, "Four Swords," promises to be a revolutionary Zelda experience. In order to save Princess Zelda, Link has split himself into four colored copies. He must use each of his personas to solve puzzles, fight, and collect the Force Gems. You can check out the official site.

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Gather your friends and head to Hyrule for a legendary quest that fuses intense Zelda? multiplayer competitive and cooperative game play. Four Swords Adventures features a unique game-play system that incorporates both the GBA and the TV ? when you enter a structure or delve underground, your character switches from the TV to your GBA; when you emerge, the frantic action shifts back onto the main screen.

* Finally ? multiplayer Zelda for Nintendo GameCube! Up to four players can link their Game Boy Advance systems to a Nintendo GameCube system to join a fun and frantic competition for Force Gems and special items while cooperating to move massive blocks, trigger switches and slay mighty bosses. Explore the eight massive worlds of the Hyrulean Adventure mode, or just fight your friends in Shadow Battle mode!

* As a single player, you?ll assume control of all four Links and command their every move by seamlessly switching between battle formations. You?ll have to use your wits and all four heroes to overcome obstacles and execute devastating four-sword whirlwind attacks.

* The high-resolution, top-down play perspective features dazzling visual effects like vivid, colored lighting, silky-smooth water ripples, swirling smoke and stylized weather effects.

Game Storyline: Long ago, a valiant hero defeated an evil wind demon known as Vaati and imprisoned him with a powerful magical seal. Over time, the magical seal weakened ? now, Vaati has escaped and abducted Princess Zelda and the six Shrine Maidens. To thwart Vaati?s nefarious forces, legendary hero Link turns to the mystical power of the Four Sword to split himself into four colored copies of himself. Armed with four times the sword-power, the fearsome foursome embarks on a quest to collect Force Gems and save Princess Zelda. Their journey will take them through enemy-infested lands and puzzle-plagued dungeons.

Characters: Link, Princess Zelda, Vaati.

How to progress through the game: Multiplayer mode features a unique blend of competitive and cooperative game play ? up to four players use their Game Boy Advance systems to get in on the heated competition for precious Force Gems and special items. Often, players must momentarily set aside their differences and join forces to solve puzzles that can be overcome only with teamwork. Throughout the quest, players will find items and weapons that will give them an edge over their comrades and help them slay enemies, snag additional Force Gems or crack confounding puzzles. At the end of each level players are ranked based on their performance ? the winner claims all bragging rights!

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Throughout the quest, players will find and equip classic Zelda special items like the Boomerang, Bow, Fire Rod and Lamp.

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DID YOU KNOW? FORECAST FOR FORTHCOMING THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: FOUR SWORDS ADVENTURES CALLS FOR FORTITUDE, FORTUNE

June 7, 2004 -- It's important not to forget that The Legend of Zelda? remains one of Nintendo's finest franchises, with 12 titles selling more than 42 million units. Although the future is difficult to foresee, it's almost a foregone conclusion that with its quality game play and dazzling visual effects, The Legend of Zelda?: Four Swords Adventures will rank foremost among summer video game titles.

Link forever demonstrates courage, his forte, while venturing forth into dungeons and danger. In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, the first multiplayer Zelda? for Nintendo GameCube?, he'll have a little company. The power of the Four Sword splits Link, the ultimate model of fortitude and forbearance, into four different-colored versions of himself.

The four Links foray into a foreign and forbidden land to battle formidable enemies and forage for Force Gems. Initially they must forswear their individual aims and battle in formation to fortify their defenses against a multitude of adversaries by forging an alliance to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. But be forewarned: Once opponents have been vanquished, players may forgo their formal alliances and forsake the team as they scramble to collect the most fortune.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, Rated E for Everyone, launches June 7 at an MSRP of $49.99.






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