The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Gets 3DS Sequel

During the Nintendo Direct press conference, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Nintendo will be releasing a new Zelda game for the 3DS. The game will be the sequel to 1991’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which is still regarded as one of the best videogames of all time – it will be interesting to see if the sequel can match the original.

The game will be available in the west this summer, and will be available in Japan in 2014. The Japanese title for the game is The Legend of Zelda: Kamigami no Triforce 2 (The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods 2); the game will be set in the same world as A Link to the Past, with some old features like using arrows to kill enemies and a mallet that hits pegs in the ground are returning from the original, but it will have an original storyline with new dungeons. Initial footage of the game has been released, which shows a new ability that allows Link to enter walls and become a drawing to navigate certain areas.