The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the new spiritual successor to the SNES classic A Link To The Past, was on display at NYCC 2013 and from the preview on display, it’s going to be a fun time.
A mix of new school graphics and gameplay enhancements and the classic Zelda top-down perspective, Link Between Worlds doesn’t come across as a revolutionary title but it certainly seems like a lot of fun. I was able to traverse Hyrule field like always but this time around the quality of the animation stood out as an especially strong aspect.
Though it may look like your dad’s Zelda at first, Link Between Worlds adds the new ability to turn into a wall drawing which allowed me to access different areas I couldn’t get to previously. Link has a power meter in this game that, like in previous releases, depletes whenever magic is used and that new wall power is one of the most interesting new uses of magic this time around.
Playing the game on the new Nintendo 2DS was also a blast and to tell it true, might find it pretty awkward to finally play this on release on my 3DS XL. Playing the demo with our Reviews Editor, Austin was quite the experience and I for one couldn’t be more excited to pick this game up when it releases on November 22nd. Check out the nifty trailer as well as some gameplay from the show