"Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past" Sequel Has Been in Development for a Couple Years

Successor is due out on 3DS in North America and Europe this holiday season

One of Nintendo's most exciting announcements of late was the reveal of a Nintendo 3DS successor to the Super Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. In a recent Japanese Wii U Direct presentation, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma said the follow-up has been in the works at Nintendo since 2011


Though the game just has a placeholder title at the moment, it was presented to Japan as Kamigami no Triforce 2, which suggests a direct sequel to the original Link to the Past title. Aonuma commented on the work in progress, saying, "The world of Hyrule has been reborn in a highly realistic stereoscopic vision, which will feature a new story and new puzzles to be solved. The development for the successor of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is going smoothly, so please look forward to it!"


The 3DS follow-up is set to arrive on Nintendo's portable in North America and Europe this holiday season. If you somehow missed the footage they showed off the first time around, here's the trailer:



Note: The art above is Agahnim from the original game. No word on whether we'll be volleying shots with that foul fiend again.



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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