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A screenshot of the world map from A Link Between Worlds was shown on the recent Nintendo Direct. The overworld for the Light World looks to be identical to the one that debuted in A Link to the Past. All of the key landmarks from A Link to the Past are present, from the Lost Woods to Kakariko village. What other interesting bits lie in this screenshot? Hit the jump to find out!

There are a few interesting things that appear in this screenshot. The most interesting of which seems to be the Triforce button on the bottom right. It appears as if the button will act as a quick and convenient way for the Link to travel between the Light and Dark Worlds, though this is currently just speculation. Will the player be able to use it at any time? Will the player have to unlock the ability to use the button? That remains to be seen.

There is also the bell icon on the bottom left corner. There is speculation that this has to do something with the newly announced item shop that will play a large role in the game. It could possibly be a convenient means of accessing the store, but it’s true use remains to be seen. Another interesting note is the fact that Link can now seemingly carry over 999 Rupees, with 1097 Rupees being displayed in the top right-hand corner. Other icons on the left side of the map that range from the plus sign on the top and what seems to be a picture of an enemy/creature below it, to the pin icon. What purpose these icons serve remains to be seen.

Source: Nintendo Direct
Via: GoNintendo
  • meeeeeeeee

    I think the Triforce button is just to show the Dark World map.

    • meeeeeeeee

      Also, the needle thing with a red ball and a 20 besides it, seems to be something to put marks in the map.

  • TheGrave

    Well, we all knew the map would be the same, so no surprises here. I'm curious to see whether this "other world" will truly be the Dark World from ALttP or something completely different.

    • heroofmask

      its prob the dark realm fthat was talked about from the oracle games the ones twinrova went to to get onox and veran completly diffrent from the dark world as that was went back to the light world after the events of alttp

    • MikeL

      I was hoping it would be expanded, the world is quite small by today's standards and I'm sure the 3DS could easily handle an expanded world

  • Vladislak

    Technically I see some differences with the map, the desert area in particular looks a bit different but still similar. But then it makes sense that thing would change a bit if this game takes place far in the future after ALttP.

  • GuyWithSword

    The plus sign is definitely a magnifying glass.

  • mcdude910

    Could someone please tell me WHEN in the video this was shown?

    • Guest

      A few days ago

      • mcdude910

        I'm not asking when the Nintendo Direct was. I'm saying that this frame is nowhere to be found in the Nintendo Direct, and, as far as I can tell, no one knows what the source of this image is; they just claim it's from the Nintendo Direct, but, if it was, not only would it be found, but it could be captured at a higher quality.

  • RPH1

    I've always liked the Z-ALTTP map. I remember how spectacular it was to open the map on the SNES. It was such a leap from the way the NES looked.

    I guess the push pins will work like the beacons on Z-SS, so that's good.

    I like that the touch screen menu seems like the one from Z-OoT 3D, because that worked well.

  • Awdly

    look at the desert. there is a little map alteration there.