"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.

 

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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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