On the Nintendo Direct, Reggie just announced a sequel to Link to the Past. Amazing. Will post new details as they arrive.
A New Game in The Legend of Zelda Series: Nintendo 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. The game makes use of the 3D abilities of Nintendo 3DS, and allows Link to become a drawing and move along walls. A 3D video of the new game is now available to download in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. The game is scheduled to launch this holiday season.
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, says the 3DS sequel will "reinvigorate the flat 2D world of A Link to the Past with a sense of height and volume" by utilizing the stereoscopic 3D capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS. The game, which does not have a final title in North America, will feature "an original storyline and all new dungeons."
Update: Nintendo confirmed to Polygon that the new Zelda game set in the world of A Link to the Past is being developed by series producer Eiji Aonuma and his team at Nintendo EAD.
Source: Nintendo Direct / Nintendo press release | Polygon
@missypissy Everything seems to be draining magic, including the hammer and the bow. Might be interesting, I suppose. Will reduce my OCD about having the full amount of arrows and bombs at all times, at least.
By downloading it, I can stop random strangers on the street and show them the video without trying to find a wi-fi hotspot. I can hide in the restroom or an empty office at work to watch it over and over.
And then I can delete it when I need room for a Guild02 game.
Ooooo, the variation to the Zelda theme at the end of the trailer is sweeeeeeeeet! I can feel the hype rising. Wonder how much of the old overworld we'll see, and how much of that is unchanged. The little grassy part in the trailer is south of the lumberjacks' hut by Death Mountain, right?
I was kind of hoping that when he said "Set in the Link To The Past world" the game would star a different character, since now that they've revealed the timeline they'll have to explain a lot more every time they announce a new Zelda, as to how it fits into that timeline. I guess in this case they can simply squidge LTTP2 in between LTTP1 and the Oracle Games without it being a gigantic conflict.