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Link to the Past 2 Announced for 3DS
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April 17, 2013, 17:38:56

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.

From Polygon:

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

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Posted: 04/17/13, 17:38:56  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/13, 17:50:24    
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Any word on the developer yet? Looks Capcom-developed to me...or at least, not in-house Nintendo.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 19:14:20
So, the turning into a drawing thing...I guess that's just an innate ability? It's not an item?

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 19:25:39

It drains magic in the gif. I'm assuming the items are on the bottom screen so we can't see them, though.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 19:27:59
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.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 19:30:15
carlosrox said:


I can't say anything else.. but.. WOW.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 19:32:43

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 19:37:05
Downloading the video on the 3DS eShop now. It would be nice if you could just stream this stuff on the 3DS, but oh well.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 20:35:37
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.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 20:41:59
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?

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 on: 04/17/13, 20:48:36

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Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:21:25  - Edited by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:22:16
I'm sharing the pics in here with the IGN Zelda board, so thanks!

Was pointed out there that the shield looks like a manual use item now, as seen in the gif Vicki posted.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:38:18
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.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:41:42

I thought it was taking place in a different land. If this is the same Hyrule as in LttP... how can they cram in new dungeons and stuff if it's essentially the same? Or there's the same map AND more.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:47:14
Great news.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:49:12
I'm hoping for a region north of Death Mountain or something. That could be pretty sweet.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:50:23
Sequel to my number 1 game of all time. I can't tell you how badly I freaked out when I saw it come on the screen. This is gonna be incredible.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 21:52:35
LttP was the first Zelda I ever played and so in many ways it still feels like the defining game of the series to me.

I'm a little sad they aren't going with pixels. Japanese people usually love pixels! Even their naughty bits are made of pixels, it's true, I saw it on the internet.

Still, this looks very promising already.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 22:28:25
Smiles, just smiles.

Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 22:47:51
Does it NOT use stylus controls? Does it NOT use stylus controls?! ARGHHHHHHH I NEED IT RIGHT THE FUCK NOW.

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 on: 04/17/13, 22:55:11  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:08:45
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