For some reason, Twilight Princess is still my favorite 3D Zelda game. Ocarina of Time was revolutionary. Wind Waker was great but too short. I never could really get into Skyward Sword. Yet, Twilight Princess just built so much on top of what OoT did. I bought a Wii at launch with TP in Nov 2006. I bought the GameCube version of TP like 3 weeks later as soon as it arrived in Dec 2006. I played both to the end before that year was out.

However I'm not making this thread to discuss how good TP is compared to other 3D Zelda entries. Everyone likes a certain entry in the series for his or her own reasons. That's the way it should be. This thread is really to start a discussion about all of the things completely removed or changed during TP's ~4 or so years in development. We knew about this game's existance starting from the last ~2.5 years of development, from E3 2004 until its release in Nov and Dec 2006 on Wii and GameCube respectively.

Two prototype trailers for what would eventually become Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

E3 2004:
(yeah yeah, I know, probably the best moment in Nintendo E3 history)

Game Developers Confrence 2005:

First trailer as Twilight Princess.
E3 2005:

All three together (fthe irst reveal is without fan reaction + different music)

Some choice proto/beta screens not even in any of the trailers:

Man, no doubt most of us would love to get our hands on playable proto/beta versions of Twilight Princess, or even just some unseen videos, especially from 2004-2005.

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