New Zelda 3DS launching November 22

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds arriving week before Black Friday; Mario Party: Island Tour also releasing that day.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will arrive exclusively for the 3DS on November 22 for $40, Nintendo announced today.

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The game will debut on that date alongside high-profile Wii U title Super Mario 3D World. Notably, both games will come to market one week before the Black Friday shopping bonanza in the United States.

Mario Party: Island Tour will also be released on November 22, Nintendo announced today.

A Link Between Worlds will be predominantly presented from a top-down perspective, while Link will be able to transform into a drawing and move across walls. This mechanic will play a major role in the game, Nintendo has said.

Nintendo also announced a brand-new handheld today: the Nintendo 2DS. It launches on October 12 and will play all 3DS games. For more, check out GameSpot's impressions of the device.

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@Metallicwolf29 There is.

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i am counting the days for this game.i am also wainting for a 3ds remake of majoras mask as well.

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Hm, maybe I should wait for X-Mas and have someone else buy it for me. If I don't have anything else to play on my 3DS at the time(highly unlikely) then I'll have to get it myself.

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Anyone else click on this link thinking a new 3DS was coming out? Seriously saying a New Zelda 3DS coming is deceptive, could have just said a new Zelda game coming to 3DS November 22nd.

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@smoothyplum26 Only reason I didn't think of that was because I aleady knew about this. If I hadn't then I totally would have thought the same thing. The editor(s) need to sharpen up!

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Am I the only one who thinks this game's graphics look like crap? They should have gone 2D. Or if they're going to do 3D, make it Wind Waker style. This looks very XBLA $5 quality.

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@lostn You could not see this in 3D if you wanted to. Only using a 3DS is when the 3D will show.

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@Mayleene @lostn What I meant by 3D was not stereoscopic 3D, but just polygon graphics. I do not like this art style. They should have stuck to either the original's 2D graphics, or done a cel shaded Wind Waker style 3D graphics.

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What about a European release date ? Was that announced ?

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@Metallicwolf29 You were expecting another new Zelda to launch very close to the release date of the new Zelda we are getting?

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Looks hot Nintendo. I can't wait to play it.

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Is this some kind of A Link to the Past rip-off, homage or something?

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@franzito It's a sequel dood.

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@Redsyrup Oh...

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Another good move for Big N, when your backs against the wall, go with milk, it does your body good.

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this does look pretty good but maybe that's because I have such fond memories of a link to the past, but this new ability, even though it is interesting and fun im sure, makes absolutely no sense to me, im glad it adds new game mechanics but it seems kinda absurd.

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I'm pretty stoked for this. I haven't played a Zelda game since Majora's Mask. And I have been wanting to play another Zelda with a bird's eye view.

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god... with buying the zelda bundle for Wii U and a 3DS and this game I'll end up broke by new years

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@bunchanumbers Kinda in the same boat but I already have a 3DS. Just need this game and the Zelda bundled WiiU. Early Christmas for me!!!!

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A brand new game from Nintendo!!!! - Yay!!!!

Oh's another Zelda.......

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@ecurl143 LOL

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@ecurl143 not just another Zelda, but the same Zelda they already made once, just different......

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Reporter: "Link! Your new Legend of Zelda game comes out for the 3DS in November. I hear you have a brand new ability players can use in this new game. What is it?"

Link: "To turn 2D".


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This will be a great game

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2DS confirmed as a million seller by the end of the year.

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Great year for 3DS. Hopefully Bravely Default is also coming soon

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This game justifies my purchase of my 3DS.

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dammit same day as tearaway for vita :/

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@G4m3r0uTL4wZ @corrus

What is it with Nintendo fans with their victim complexes or always trying to assume things. Because apparently if you say something bad about a Nintendo game then you must be a Sony fan etc. This Zelda is just trying to cash in on nostalgia. Graphics really dont look great and the new feature of walking in walls in 2d like that game Sideways or other games is not a cool gimmick.

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I wasnt really agreeing with him i was commenting on what the other person said about liking the Last of Us. Like i said if you say anything bad about Nintendo, instead of coming back with an arguement its always "go play Call of Duty" or pretty much anything irrational.

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@gamebuyer22 A moron siding with a troll? Way to sacrifice your self-respect.

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And BTW this game looks like PS1 game

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@corrus Because graphics are totally THAT important. If they're so important than why am I playing my PS1 at this very moment, when I could be playing Call of Duty 6 in super duper hd. Gosh I must be crazy.

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@corrus which is a good, thing considering PS1 had the best and most inventive games in history

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@Bellum_Sacrum @corrus Because being best and inventive totally needs crap graphics, right?

Not saying graphics make the game, but come on if you're capable of better you really should try. Especially with a franchise like Zelda.

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@Dragon_Nexus @Bellum_Sacrum @corrus It's a 3DS, of course it can't handle that great graphics, what did you expect? They're not capable of better. But I at least don't care because the games are great, and LttP is my favorite Zelda so this looks like a great nostalgic title anyway. I just don't get why someone wouldn't play a great game because graphics aren't on par with others, especially considering this is 3DS, a machine that I'm not sure is even on par with Wii in terms of power.

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Now let's see a Zelda 3ds xl bundle as I just got 12 hours overtime Sunday and can afford it.

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How am I going to afford all this...

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What a surprise another Zelda and Mario

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Nintendo must be desperate to release 2 games on the same day.

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@Mr_Big_Boss That or they are coming out with too many games in the future. I suppose the latter considering they are going to sell well ^.^

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@TalesOfGod @Mr_Big_Boss i think they want to get them out before black friday because these games will probably be on a lot of people's wish list

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@TalesOfGod @Mr_Big_Boss
I don't doubt at all that they are desperate with everything going on right now but, i also think it may be because they are trying to make it seem like they have an almost overwhelming amount of software for both there consoles as a lot of there big nintendo games are coming out in a short period of time in an attempt to heavily boost hardware sales for this coming holiday season.

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Hah, Nintendo are bringing out a lot of things: this, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Party: Island Tour and the 2DS. In the article about Super Mario 3D World there are mentions of even more games. Will the tide turn for Nintendo now?

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Damn this and Mario on the same day? I might have to just get one and pick up the other later. This holiday is going to be very expensive for gamers in general. I might not even get any PS4 gamers besides Killzone. Nintendo is going to be printing money this fall.

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Can't wait.

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