On this past Saturday, November 16th, over 600 fans joined Nintendo of Canada to celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in Toronto, which launches today for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. In addition to getting to play the game before it hits stores, fans were treated to a live art performance by local artist Adam Gorham, who created a mural of Link, as a new ability in the game is the power to transform into a drawing. There were also photo opportunities with professional costumer and character actor Li Kovacs, who was dressed as Link from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is the successor to fan-favourite Super NES game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which launched in 1992. Even though The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds takes place in the same world as its classic predecessor, it is a new adventure, filled with a new storyline and new dungeons. In this Nintendo 3DS game, Link must journey between two worlds, Hyrule and Lorule, using a mysterious power that lets him become a drawing on walls. Link’s ability to merge with walls allows players to solve puzzles and explore dungeons in a new way. Players are also able to buy or rent various items throughout the game, allowing them to explore dungeons in any order they want, adding a new level of freedom to the game play.
A legendary Nintendo 3DS XL bundle will also launch on Nov. 22. The bundle includes gorgeous gold-and-black Nintendo 3DS XL hardware with the iconic Triforce on the exterior, as well as a download code for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds at a suggested retail price of $219.99. The system is gold-coloured on one side and black on the other, beautifully representing the two parallel worlds Link travels between in the game. For more information and a list of retailers, visit The Legend of Zelda for 3DS web page.
Brought to life in 3D, this beloved, top-down world is the perfect backdrop for a sweeping new tale. Dungeons sink deep below the screen as Link and his attacks pop out, highlighting the nonstop action. The pace is faster than ever, especially since you can swap items on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. Shoot an arrow, toss a boomerang, bomb a wall, then merge into a painting to slide between two worlds – all in a matter of seconds. With gameplay, visuals, and controls this smooth and consistent, no Zelda™ adventure has ever been so action-packed.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. MSRP is $39.99 for the game.
- An all-new adventure in the deadly, beautiful world of The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past
- Become a living painting to slide within walls and between two dimensions at war
- Sink into the classic, top-down world of Zelda™ like never before with 3D visuals at 60 FPS
- Easily swap inventory items on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen to keep the action coming