The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, released as Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki (ゼルダの伝説 大地の汽笛Zeruda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki, lit. "The Legend of Zelda: Steam Whistle of Earth") in Japan, is the fifteenth installment of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series. Developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS handheld game console, it was released worldwide throughout December 2009 after Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced the game at the 2009 Game Developers Conference.
The game features a cel-shaded art style similar to that of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Link, the protagonist of Spirit Tracks, travels across the game's overworld using a cannon-equipped steam train much like the steamboat in Phantom Hourglass. The player is also able to control Phantoms, one of the more difficult enemies from Phantom Hourglass, and play an instrument called the Spirit Flute.