While I am of course hyped for Tri Force Heroes, we have seen some disappointing news in terms of multiplayer restrictions. Just last week, we heard that you can only play the game online with people in the same region as yourself. Before that it was revealed that, in local play, you can only play single-player or with three people. What about those of us hanging out with just one Zelda buddy?

Well, today the official Legend of Zelda Facebook page shared quite an interesting post.

Planning to play The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and missing that third player? Worry not! Even when you play with a friend it’s possible for a stranger to join and complete your Tri Force!

Posted by The Legend of Zelda on Wednesday, 14 October 2015

“It’s possible for a stranger to join and complete your Tri Force”. Now, it’s pretty vague and there’s no more available details, but I’m hoping this means there’s a mode that allows two people to still play locally by allowing a third player to join online. This does raise concerns that, if this third player were to disconnect, it could interrupt the game if there’s no AI control to take over. This would also still restrict two-player to be near an internet connection or WiFi hotspot — but at least it’s something.

It should be noted again that this is all conjecture. Let’s hope that Nintendo aren’t simply suggesting that a nearby third owner of the game might just magically appear and join in via Download Play. Because if that’s the case, I don’t like the odds of that actually happening.

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