Zelda Sequel to be More Than Just ‘Link to the Past’ 2, Says Developer
So, it wasn’t a dream the Nintendo Nation collectively had. It’s real… and it’s still true… we’re getting a follow up to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
But wait, says video game designer and developer Eiji Aonuma via Nintendo’s Miiverse. The long-time Zelda mastermind says you may think you know what you’re getting into, but there’s so much more in store:
Hello everyone, Eiji Aonuma here! In the latest Nintendo Direct, we announced an entirely new Zelda game for Nintendo 3DS that takes place in the world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past! I’d like to introduce it to all of you in the Miiverse community, too. We announce it towards the end of this video.
I’m sure that those of you familiar with A Link to the Past could imagine what kind of game this would be – but I think that you’ll be surprised at quite how different it is when you actually play it!
Still, that’s quite a difficult sentiment to convey through just an announcement alone, so we’re releasing a 3D video in Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS as well.
Experience Hyrule reborn in a highly realistic three-dimensional world. A new story and new dungeon puzzles await you in this brand-new Zelda game! Development is progressing well, so look forward to hearing more about it soon!
Aonuma has been involved with the creation of eight Legend of Zelda titles, starting with his work on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and most recently including The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
The developer also announced in separate Miiverse posts that players will be able to download both The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages from the 3DS eShop on May 30.