What We Know
- A Link Between Worlds is a sequel to A Link to the Past for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. It uses the same Light World map as the SNES game but has a different Dark World and different dungeons.
- You can play through the dungeons in any order. Most of the items you'd normally get from dungeons—like the hammer, boomerand, and bow—are all available early in the game to rent from a special shop. You pay a small fee to rent an item, and it's available to you until you get a game over. You can also pay more money later on to acquire items permanently.
- The big gimmick ability in this game is for Link to turn into a 2D drawing on a wall to maneuver around obstacles and enemies. You can see it in the trailer above. This is also how Link access the parallel world.
- The plot of the game involves saving Princess Zelda (natch) and a parallel version of Hyrule called Lorule (get it?) from some evil wizard or another. I'll be shocked if Ganon doesn't pop back up at some point, though.
Release Date: November 22nd (North America and Europe), November 23rd (Australia), November 26th (Japan)