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Original Release Dates:

Nintendo Gamecube
December 2, 2006
December 11, 2006
December 15, 2006
December 14, 2006
Nintendo Wii U
March 10, 2016
March 4, 2016
March 4, 2016
March 5, 2016
Nintendo Wii
December 2, 2006
November 19, 2006
December 8, 2006
December 7, 2006

Title & Intro Video:


Surrounded by beautiful meadows, at the southernmost tip of the Kingdom of Hyrule, lies the village of Ordon. Life here mainly revolves around the rearing of sheep and goats. Among the shepherds is the finest horseman in the viillage, a young boy who dreams of one day becoming the village mayor. This young boy's name is Link...

Link has earned he deep trust of the other villagers and has become something of a leader among the local children. In addition to his work as a shepherd, he takes lessons in the swordsmanship from Rusl, the village's master swordsman, and has become popular with the other children by demonstrating his newfound skills to them

Then, one day, during one of his regular displays of sword skills to the children, a monkey suddenly appears. 'Hey! That monkey's been up to all sorts of mischief in the village! Let's get him!' shout the children as they set off in hot persuit. Link enters the forest to look for the children, and soon finds himself battling countless monsters in a quest to rescue one of the children and the monkey, who have been captured and imprisoned in a cage. The forest had always been such a safe place...

The following day is an important one for Link. On Rusl's recommendation, he has been chosen to deliver a gift to Hyrule Castle and today is the day of his departure. But as Link is coming back from the ranch after work, Epona, his beloved mare, is injured and he is given a severe scolding by his childhood friend, Ilia, who leads Epona away angrily.

Ilia heals Epona's wound at the Spirit Spring, but no matter how much Link tries to explain what happened, she remains angry with him. Colin, a young boy who idolizes Link, steps in and explains the events of the previous day, and Ilia's angwer at Link subsides... "Don't do anything silly, And come home safely," Ilia says, revealing her true affection for Link. ... But right at that moment... Monsters riding giant boars come crashing through the gate of the spring and surround Link and his companiions! Unprepared for this sudden onslaught, the unarmed Link is knocked out by a blow from the monster. As he comes to, he realizes that the monsters have departed...
... and they have taken Colin and Ilia with them...

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