The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Slashing Its Way To 3DS September 28
The best part? 3DS and DS owners can download it free of charge.
Back in June, Nintendo announced plans to bring the enjoyable multiplayer romp, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, to 3DS and DS, release date unknown.
Well, the company just lifted the curtain on when you'll be able to link up and storm those dungeons with three of your friends.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition will arrive on both platforms September 28. Even better, you can download it for free up until February 20, 2012.
Unlike the original, you won't need link cables for co-op. On top of that, Nintendo has created a new single player campaign, and once you finish the main quest, you'll unlock even more stages and abilities.
Here's the official press release from Nintendo:
Fans of the original game or newcomers alike can expect classic 2D multiplayer adventure as two to four players wirelessly connect their Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL or Nintendo 3DS systems as they work together to rescue Princess Zelda after Link splits into four with the help of the Four Sword. You and up to three of your friends will each don a different coloured tunic as you all take on the role of Link. Ensure you work together as you discover and play across four themed areas, solve numerous puzzles and defeat bosses along the way. Make sure you collect more Rupees than your friends if you want to be the overall winner after completing one of the themed areas.
However, unlike the original Game Boy Advance version, it is now possible to play the game in a brand new way as a single player. When you go solo you won't be totally alone though, as an additional Link will appear beside the one you control to help you along during your adventure. It is even possible to independently control "each" Link by selecting either of them using the L or R Buttons.
What's more, there are two exclusive new areas to play, each containing three new levels to complete which have been specifically made for this edition of the game. By completing the new areas, each Link will be able to unlock additional special skills. Fans of the franchise will be familiar with the Hurricane Spin and Master Sword and both return to help you on your quest.
Mastering the challenging new area Hero's Trial, which contains elements from other levels as well as three new maps will allow you to unlock the Hurricane Spin, whilst tackling the new areas
Realm of Memories, made up of famous locations from selected titles in The Legend of Zelda series, unlocks the Master Sword.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition also includes new control options, including "whistle" functionality on the X Button, allowing players to call for attention, alert each other of their location on the map, as well as making use of the lower screen to show your inventory and place on the map.
Sounds incredible. Now we just need to get our hands on it.