After announcing how much he loves A Link to the Past, Nintendo of America COO and president, Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Nintendo is now developing a new game that will take place in the same game world for Nintendo 3DS. While the setting for the game might prove familiar to fans, Fils-Aime confirmed that it features an original storyline and entirely new dungeons.
Fils-Aime said “What our developers want to achieve in this new Zelda game is to reinvigorate the flat, 2D world of A Link to the Past with a sense of height and volume using the three-dimensional display in Nintendo 3DS. With it, it’s easier to differentiate levels in the environment and our developers can utilise height differences in dungeons as a puzzle-solving mechanic.”
In the few brief seconds of footage shown, link can be seen springing upwards to access the higher reaches of the game’s multi-tiered dungeons.
One of the most intriguing new features of the game is the ability to turn Link into a drawing, enabling him to navigate across walls and zooming the camera down into the game world.
There is not yet an official release date but the video from Nintendo Direct informs us that it will be released this holiday season.
You can enjoy the trailer for the new Zelda 3DS game below. A 3D version of the video is being shown on the console.