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Zelda: Link to the Past 2 announced for 3DS

Sequel to SNES classic revealed during Nintendo Direct

Nintendo has announced Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2 for release on Nintendo 3DS.

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The sequel to the SNES classic was revealed during a Nintendo Direct broadcast today and is planned for release at the end of 2013.

A Link to the Past 2 will feature a new storyline and new dungeons set in the same world as the 1992 original, Nintendo said.

In the new game Link will be able to transform into a moving wall drawing, switching the game's camera perspective and allowing him to traverse the environment in new ways.

A 3D version of the debut trailer will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop today. Hit the link for the first Zelda: A Link to the Past screenshots.

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Nintendo Europe president Satoru Shibata said: "What we want to achieve with this new Zelda game is to reinvigorate the flat 2D world of A Link To The Past with the sense of height and volume using the three-dimensional display of Nintendo 3DS.

"With it, it's easier to differentiate levels in the environment and we can truly utilise height differences in dungeons as a puzzle-solving mechanic. While this game is set in the game world of A Link To The Past it features entirely new dungeons and an original story arc."

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