We have some fantastic news for old school Zelda fans now, as Nintendo are bringing back a classic in a big way. Announced at the Nintendo Direct event just hours ago, a new Zelda game is coming to the 3DS handheld, a game that is set in the world of A Link to The Past, the amazing SNES classic.
The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past remains one of the greatest games of all time and arguably the best Zelda game released to date, not to mention being amongst the best SNES games ever released as well. To hear news that it is returning somewhat in an all-new adventure, it should provide the suitable tonic for those that are still patiently awaiting news on the highly anticipated Zelda game for the Wii U.
We have the debut video to show you now, giving you an idea of the new gameplay you can expect to see in the upcoming game – it has yet to be given a proper name just yet. Just to reiterate, the game is set in Hyrule once again, but will contain all new dungeons and gameplay features different to what players experienced in the SNES game.
For example, Link will now be able to switch between 2D and 3D gameplay to move from area to area, while there is also a unique ‘drawing’ feature, allowing link to attach himself to walls to reach seemingly unattainable areas. This means that the classic puzzle solving traits of the SNES classic will take on a whole new meaning for the sequel and fans are definitely in for a treat we feel.
A release is planned for the 2013 Holiday Season, but no set release date has been confirmed just yet. For now, enjoy the fantastic gameplay above and let us know if this is an easy day-one purchase for you. A Link to the Past was a masterpiece in my opinion, so let’s hope Nintendo does the new game justice and continues the legacy.