Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Zelda and Yoshi's Island Games Announced for 3DS

The original Yoshi's Island was one of the quintessential platformers on the SNES, and one of the more unique games in the Mario franchise, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is simply a masterpiece. The latest Nintendo Direct is enough to make a fan of either of these games weak in the knees: New Yoshi's Island and Zelda games!

Yoshi's Island uses the 2.5d NSMB aesthetic, arguably not as lush as sprites found in the first two games, but it still looks fantastic.

The last couple of handheld Zelda installments, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, were quite polarizing, with many skipping them entirely. For anyone worrying about the next portable epic, have no fear; The Legend of Zelda is deeply rooted within LttP's world, while still being an original experience with new elements, including Link's ability to turn into a two-dimensional drawing in order to move along walls. It's set to be released this holiday season.

Two very convincing reasons to own a 3DS if you don't already. 

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