The 3DS ZELDA title that Nintendo announced back in 2011 is confirmed to be a new game set in the universe of 1992’s LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST.
Nintendo of America’s President, Reggie Fils-Aime, broke the news on today’s edition of Nintendo Direct.
“What are developers want to achieve in this new Zelda game is to reinvigorate the flat 2D world of A Link to the Past with a sense of height and volume using the three dimensional display of the Nintendo 3DS," said Fills-Aime. “Our developers can utilize height differences in dungeons as a puzzle solving mechanic.”
The height difference mechanic was displayed in the video, as was a new feature that allows Link to become a drawing and move along walls. This mechanic will “play a key role” in solving the game’s puzzles.
The game, which is currently titled THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST 2 in Japan, will be released this holiday season. It will feature an original storyline and entirely new dungeons.
A 3D video of the game will be available on the eShop later today.
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