The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass[a] is a 2007 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It is the fourteenth installment in The Legend of Zelda series and the direct sequel to the 2002 GameCube title The Wind Waker. Phantom Hourglass was released in Japan in June 2007; in North America, Australia, and Europe in October 2007; and in South Korea in April 2008. The game was re-released for the Wii U via the Virtual Console service in the PAL region in November 2015, in North America in May 2016, and in Japan in August 2016. It earned a sequel, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks in December 2009.
The game features 3D cel-shaded graphics with an overhead camera perspective, employs controls involving the console’s touchscreen and microphone, and took advantage of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for online play until the service was discontinued in 2014. The game’s story follows that of The Wind Waker, focusing on series protagonist Link’s journey to save his friend Tetra from the story’s antagonist, Bellum, with the help of Captain Linebeck and his ship, the S.S. Linebeck.