Zelda DS scores HIGH in Famitsu

Three editors dish out top marks to Phantom Hourglass

The first reviews of Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, the series' first instalment on DS, are starting to trickle in from Japan - and it's scoring big.

Three out of Famitsu's four reviewing editors gave the game top marks, with the other rebel reviewer dishing out a near-perfect 9/10. The final score is 10 / 10 / 9 / 10 - (39/40), the highest scoring Zelda game ever behind GameCube's Wind Waker (cough, cough).

We're still waiting for actual details to leak over from Japan, but from our GDC play test we imagine the gorgeous visuals and remixed controls were a hit with the Famitsu panel.

As for us, you can expect our import review of Phantom Hourglass as soon as we reach the ending credits next week.