Link teams with Zelda in Spirit Tracks

Princess embodies phantoms, rides train.

Nintendo has revealed that the player-controlled phantoms in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks are actually occupied by the spirit of Princess Zelda.

As detailed in our Spirit Tracks hands-on, the game allows you to direct one of the armour-clad phantoms, which should be familiar to players of The Phantom Hourglass, in order to solve puzzles and smash enemies in the face. That's Zelda, apparently.

What's more, Zelda will also ride with Link on his upgradeable train, providing tips to "find new areas, storylines and items", according to Nintendo.

We may even get to learn more about Zelda in the process, such as why she doesn't get a panic room installed in her castle or something.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is due out for DS in Europe on 11th December.

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