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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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So glad that they've moved away from the Phantom Hourglass style games on handhelds. Those games didn't fully satisfy anyone. With this they take advantage of a simplified perspective (like the NSMB series) and satisfy the more old school gamers wanting a 2D Zelda.

This has me excited where a Phantom Hourglass type game wouldn't have.


Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 23:19:39
@anon_mastermind Hmm, as I said in chat and was pointed to this thread... things did look familiar. I suspect this whole thing started off as a Link to the Past remake. Makes me wonder how much will be new versus remake, etc.


Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 23:21:50
HYPE GET!!


Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 23:26:45


Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 23:38:59
Added some details to the OP 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."

It does kind of sound like a "remake" in some ways, but a new game in others? The overworld might be similar, but new story and 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.

There you go. It's in good hands (even if some people are a bit tired of his team, heh...)


Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 23:42:40
achhibbar said:
So glad that they've moved away from the Phantom Hourglass style games on handhelds. Those games didn't fully satisfy anyone. With this they take advantage of a simplified perspective (like the NSMB series) and satisfy the more old school gamers wanting a 2D Zelda.

This has me excited where a Phantom Hourglass type game wouldn't have.

Speak for yourself. Phantom Hourglass was one of the best games on the DS.

ST might have been up there....but Lokomo songs, ugh.


Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 23:44:45
@Xbob42

The controls may well be very stylish. But, it doesn't appear to use the stylus, no.


Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 23:51:25


Posted by 
 on: 04/17/13, 23:59:35
@Zero
It's very possible. During the 3DS' early days Miyamoto expressed hit interest in doing a 3D version of A Link to the Past. It's very possible the team started with that but decided they want to create an entire new game based on it instead.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 00:13:56
I just hope there is enough new. It's confusing to me whether this is actually a brand new game, or a remake. It sounds from the description like the overworld might be mostly the same. And the dungeons clearly have new stuff but... doesn't that dungeon in the video remind people of the one in LTTP where you climb up and then fight those worm things where you hit their tails? They might just be "remaking" the dungeons.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:03:40
@Zero
You're worrying too much. It'll be a new game set in the old world. I'm willing to bet we will be able to go further on the map too.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:07:58
@Jargon Goddamn auto-correct!


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:08:26
Looks pretty awesome. I think they are applying the 3D Land approach to Zelda, and that has me really excited.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:15:29
@ploot Will it?
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WILL IT?

I don't know man. I kind of think it will be a remake. Maybe a Zero Mission style remake, which would be awesome. But I don't get the sense that this is a totally brand new game.

I mean, isn't it a bit weird that they said "an original storyline and all new dungeons" but said nothing about a new overworld?


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:17:01
@Zero

I think they are just setting a new game in the same overworld as LttP. I don't know if that's purely for nostalgia reasons or not, but I didn't get the impression at all that it's a remake.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:19:27
@Zero

I think it's pretty clear it'll be the same overworld. Does that automatically classify it as a remake?


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:23:35
@Zero
Absence of evidence of new overworld elements is not the evidence of absence of new overworld elements. Relax! Nintendo's not going to take half of a SNES game (since the dark world isn't an option), render it in 3D graphics and call it a new game. If they made a remake they'd call it a remake, and laugh all the way to the bank.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:25:23
Oh. My. God.

I didn't think they would ever actually go through with this! I am so thrilled right now... got laid last night, it's my day off, a sequel to my favorite game of all time is announced. Good shit!


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:25:57
@Zero

They flat-out say it's a new game in the same land.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:34:39
Looks good. I guess they were serious when they talked about revisiting Link to the Past. I'm just relieved that it's a sequel and not a remake. The transforming into drawings things looks neat.


Posted by 
 on: 04/18/13, 01:35:26
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