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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

The second part of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes’ Miiverse Miiting has gone live. Director Hiromasa Shikata once again participated in the discussion, but he was also joined by Grezzo’s Mikiharu Oiwa this time around as well.

The new Miiverse Miiting is quite a bit more interesting than the last one. There are comments about the working relationship between Nintendo and Grezzo, concept art for Princess Styla, cut outfit ideas, an abandoned idea for an icon seller that would let you buy extra icons with Rupees, and more. Head past the break for the full talk.

Last week, NPD reported on sales in the United States for the month of October. Yoshi’s Woolly World was the only Nintendo game in the top ten having been placed at the number eight spot. Thanks to the ever-reliable creamsugar, we have additional information about the game’s performance as well as two other titles from the Big N.

Yoshi’s Woolly World’s debut sales in the U.S. came in at 165,000 units. The title shipped on October 16, so that figure accounts for about two weeks of sales.

As for the other Nintendo titles, we now know how The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash sold. The two moved 83,000 copies and 35,000 units respectively.

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Fans digging through the files and code in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes have come across an outfit reminiscent of Great Fairies from A Link Between Worlds. Based on Link’s face, it may have been an in-progress model back when the developers transformed Link from A Link Between Worlds into the final art style in Tri Force Heroes. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the outfit has an unused icon which looks similar to Queen of Hearts.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes moved 54,400 copies in its first week in Japan, according to Media Create. The sales tracker didn’t provide a sell-through rate, but Dengeki – who also keeps track of data – did come through on that front.

It looks like Tri Force Heroes managed to sell through 55 percent of its initial shipment. One important point to bring up, however, is that Dengeki has the game closer to having sold 60,000 copies.

Going back to Media Create for a moment, it’s mentioned that multiplayer content has been given the spotlight when marketed with TV commercials and such. For this reason and the fact that it differs from the series’ traditional single-player emphasis, it can be concluded that the strong spin-off flavor resulted in these sales numbers.

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Just like in North America, Nintendo has brought a demo for The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes to the European eShop. Players can try out local play as well as online co-op. You’ll find the breakdown of times for Internet play below.


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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes sold a little 58,600 units in its first week in Japan. How does the game’s debut stack up to other entries? Let’s take a look:

[N64] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo) {1998.11.21} – 386.234 / 1.147.068
[NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo) {2009.12.23} – 320.940 / 740.109
[N64] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (Nintendo) {2000.04.27} – 314.044 / 601.539
[NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo) {2007.06.23} – 288.282 / 902.386
[GCN] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo) {2002.12.13} – 287.346 / 742.609
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} – 236,536 / 451,990
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} – 225,418 / 446,451
[WII] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo) {2011.11.23} – 194.894 / 337.452
[NGB] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo) {2001.02.27} – 191.802 / 373.361
[NGB] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Nintendo) {2001.02.27} – 190.029 / 372.693
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo) {2011.06.16} – 182.998 / 600.839
[WII] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo) {2006.12.02} – 145.068 / 554.109
[GBA] The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap (Nintendo) {2004.11.04} – 92.882 / 235.400
[GBA] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past + Four Swords (Nintendo) {2003.03.14} – 84.107 / 293.989
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes (Nintendo) {2015.10.22} – 58.594 / NEW
[GCN] The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (Nintendo) {2004.03.18} – 54.782 / 127.399
[NGB] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (Nintendo) {1998.12.12} – 49.513 / 314.224
[GBA] Famicom Mini: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo) {2004.02.14} – 36.861 / 217.901
[GBA] Famicom Mini: Zelda II – The Adventure of Link (Nintendo) {2004.08.10} – 35.335 / 141.826
[WIU] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo) {2013.09.26} – 31.154 / 48,400

Unfortunately, there are some unknowns. We don’t have first week data for the first Zelda or its sequel, A Link to the Past, or Link’s Awakening. That being said, here are lifetime sales for all four:

[NFC] The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo) {1986.02.21} – ? / 1.690.000
[NFC] Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo) {1987.01.14} – ? / 1.610.000
[SFC] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo) {1991.11.21} – ? / 1.160.000
[NGB] The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo) {1993.06.06} – ? / 540.000

And a comparison with the Four Swords series:

[GBA] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past + Four Swords (Nintendo) {2003.03.14} – 84.107 / 293.989
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes (Nintendo) {2015.10.22} – 58.594 / NEW
[GCN] The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (Adventures) (Nintendo) {2004.03.18} – 54.782 / 127.399

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Nintendo recently sent out demo codes for The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes via email. This same demo will now be widely available on the North American 3DS eShop tomorrow.

Players will be able to give the game a via through local play and online co-op. For the latter mode, it’ll be open at the following times:

10/30: 3 PM – 5 PM PT
10/31: 3 PM – 5 PM PT
11/1: 3 PM – 5 PM PT

The Zelda: Tri Force Heroes demo features three costumes: Hero’s Tunic, Kokiri Clothes, and Legendary Dress.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has a different localization in North America and Europe. For the game we’ve received in the states, there’s one portion of dialogue inspired by the doge meme.

The image above has sparked some discussion, as some feel that the Treehouse has been going a bit overboard with meme references as of late. How do you guys feel about these types of references?

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The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has a whole bunch of challenges to take on and complete. You will get a reward for finishing them all, but it’s admittedly not overly exciting! If you’d like to see what it is, head past the break.