A look at the newly-announced Legend of Zelda 3DS game

8:12 PM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
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The rupee's out of the bag!

Nintendo announced yesterday that developers are working on a new game set in the world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which launched for Super NES in 1992.  This includes not only locations both new and familiar to those who've played the 21-year-old game, but also a similarly-styled top-down presentation style iconic to the SNES title.

"It's been a while since we've done a top-down view Zelda game and that's what the team wanted to do is go back to that style, but really max it out," said Kit Ellis, who works PR for Nintendo of America.

As a 3DS title, the game makes use of the 3D abilities of the portable console.  This is not only for visual asthetics, but also gameplay elements.  An ability that will be unique to this not-yet titled Zelda game is that Link will be able to become a chalkboard-like drawing in order to move laterally along walls.

"That implements a whole new layer of puzzle solving as well," Ellis commented in regards to Link's new ability.

Being that this game doesn't even have an official title as of yet, Nintendo has not set a solid release date for it.  Ellis did confirm, however, that it is scheduled to launch this holiday season.  As for any titles in the works...

"We're just saying, you know, 'A new game in the Legend of Zelda series that's set in the world of A Link to the Past'.  It's a little long, so we'll come up with something a bit more catchy," Ellis joked.

They have about seven months to figure that part out.

This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.


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