Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2 was announced at today’s Nintendo Direct event. The game will be available on the Nintendo 3DS and should be out on the market by the end of this year.
The announcement of a new Zelda game was considered a bit of a surprise and came at the end of the event, adding to the fun and intrigue of the much billed press event.
This particular title will be the sequel to the uber popular SNES game from back in the 1990’s. While this is officially a sequel, there will be quite a few improvements to the game to go along with carrying on the original story.
One of the biggest features of this particular game, other than a new adventure and quite a few new dungeons will be that Link will actually be able to shift between 2D and 3D.
When the hero of this entire series moves into a 2D form he looks quite a bit like the drawing of him that we all remember from the earliest games in this series.
Link can then move along walls and other flat surfaces that much easier, while also changing the camera angle of the game.
Nintendo believes that by using the 3D display that the 3DS brings, gamers will be able to see Hyrule in a whole new way than they’ve ever seen it before in this particular title.
Fans of the series are likely to flock to the game, even if many of those who might be playing this weren’t even alive when the original was released in 1992.
The company could draw some old time gamers to their handheld by bringing a game like this back to the market.
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2 doesn’t have an official release date yet but most expect it to be out just in time for the Holiday shopping season.