VIDEO from Medialink and Nintendo of America: Top Animators Create Exclusive The Legend of Zelda Clips with Nintendo DSi

Jan 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from Medialink from ,Nintendo of America

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks recently launched for the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ system, adding an extraordinary new chapter to one of the most beloved video game series of all time. To help celebrate the game's release, Nintendo worked with Aardman Animations (the creators of Wallace & Gromit) to create three exclusive animations, each featuring scenarios inspired by the game and starring its iconic hero, Link™.

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These three animations were created with Flipnote Studio™, a zero Nintendo DSi Points™ downloadable application for the Nintendo DSi system. A wireless broadband Internet connection is required for access to the Nintendo DSi Shop. With Flipnote Studio, anyone can draw a series of images using the Nintendo DSi touch screen to create their own custom animations, just like flipping through a series of drawings on a notepad. Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series has captivated generations of video game fans, and these Flipnote Studio animations really show off the spirit of fun and adventure in the new game. Plus they're just cool to watch, and serve as inspiration to non-expert animators who want to try their hands at creating their own animations with Flipnote Studio.

In The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, heroic Link teams with Princess Zelda™ for the first time in the 23 year history of the series, embarking on an original quest to save the land of Hyrule from ruin. This unforgettable saga allows players to navigate perilous dungeons, solve mind-bending puzzles and explore a massive world on Link's customizable train. For additional information about The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks visit For additional information about Flipnote Studio visit

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