Dust off those conductor hats: Spirit Tracks is chugging onto Wii U Virtual Consoles! For those keeping track, all that’s missing is a release of Four Swords Adventures and owners of both a Wii U and 3DS can finally have the full digital catalog of Zelda games playable between their Wii U and 3DS systems.

Originally released on the Nintendo DS back in 2009, Spirit Tracks marks the 15th installment in the legendary series, taking place 100 years after the events of both The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass. Borrowing great inspiration from each, Spirit Tracks continues to use the beautifully cel-shaded art style established by the former coupled with the intuitive touch-screen based control scheme pioneered by the latter. Often overshadowed by its console brethren, the game deserves immense praise for its challenging puzzles and some of the most imaginative dungeons and boss designs of the series to date. Ultimately, it does a fantastic job polishing the shortcomings of Phantom Hourglass, cementing it firmly as one of the best games to ever grace the dual screened handheld.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks will be available tomorrow, October 20th, for $9.99.

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When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

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