A new Legend of Zelda game is coming, and while it’s not the Wii U title fans are waiting for, it looks like it will more than help fill the gap until more Zelda Wii U information is revealed.
“When one hero isn’t enough, stand together and triumph.” This is the theme behind the newly announced 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. Showcased during the Nintendo Digital Event, this new Legend of Zelda installment takes inspiration from both A Link Between Worlds and the Four Swords games.
Unlike previous multiplayer Zelda games, co-operative play is encouraged between friends via local and online multiplayer; however there is single-player support with “dolls” taking the place of live players. Three Links — Green, Red, and Blue — work together to take on the puzzles and dangers of various dungeons. One signature move brings two or three Links together as a totem to reach high switches and places, or to go up against such bosses as Margoma, a monster similar to A Link Between Worlds’s Margomill, and a giant Buzz Blob-like boss.
Tri Force Heroes’s Links will be doing this all in style, for an outfit mechanic is introduced in the reveal trailer. Each costume grants a specific power, such as boosting up spin attacks, or helping Link to avoid damage. Even Zelda’s dress has been revealed as a choice. And to better keep tabs on the frantic action of three costumed Link’s running around, helpful messages scroll across the screen whenever a player encounters something good — or bad.
In the reveal trailer below, you can see all of the kinetic action of Tri Force Heroes. The game is set to launch during Fall 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS.