While I think I join everyone in wishing for a brand new Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U, Nintendo have decided that the next installment in the series will be headed to the 3DS platform. The game is titled The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds which comes with a brand new storyline set it the world of the Super NES classic “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” which was later released for the Game Boy Advance and Virtual Console platforms during 2002-2003 and 2007 respectively.
Some of the promoted features of this release include:
- A daring adventure awaits Link in Hyrule, where he can use his new ability to become a “drawing” and merge into walls of dungeons and fields. This opens up new ways to explore, and puzzle elements that give Link access to locations he could not otherwise reach.
- The game brings this top-down, 2D world to life with elevation and depth enabled by the Nintendo 3DS system’s 3D visuals. The stunning 3D visuals are made possible by the constant frame rate of 60 frames per second.
- Using the touch screen, touch and drag the item from the items window and switch the item assigned to the X and/or Y buttons.
Given past unique abilities of Link ranging from being able to time travel, change seasons and draw power from masks – I wouldn’t call being able to become a drawing anything too special but perhaps they will prove me wrong when it releases in November 2013.