The Legend of Zelda 3ds games
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (JP) is a game in the series “The Legend of Zelda” by Nintendo issued for Nintendo 3DS. The game is the second retail name in the series released on 3DS, after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
The game takes place in the same world as The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (the item for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System). The game is neither a direct continuation, nor a remake of the Link to the past, as it takes place in the same Hyrule, as “Link to the past”, but it happens in some other generation of Zelda 3ds games.
The game is very similar to Link to the Past. The player can buy, take and use many items from the Ravio’s Shop. There is a new ability that allows Link to merge with the wall as a drawing. This power allows several more vertical puzzles.
The game development started as a request of Miyamoto in order to remake “Link to the Past”. Nevertheless, Aonuma had some other plans and the game became a sequel of it. The game was shown during Nintendo Direct in April 2013, where on the same day a 3D trailer was uploaded to the eShop (though, the game was in development since 2011).
Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (JP) is the legend about the game Zelda, released for Nintendo 3DS in 2015. It utilizes the Link Between Worlds’ engine to have a three-player game based on dungeons, similar to the “Four Swords” games. The game also uses a system that gives the player’s Link ability based on his equipment.
The basic format of Zelda 3ds game process is that 3 players work together (via dolls, download play or over the Nintendo Network) to solve the puzzles of the dungeon.
On the lower screen there are 8 commands that help communicate between players. Three players can choose each other to create a totem to cope with higher switches and opponents. The health of the team is shared, so every mistake costs the team.
Version 2.0 appeared on 2/3 December. This update included a new dungeon called Den of Trials. It has 30 stages, and players must defeat all enemies to move on, but there is a save point to mark progress. There are two new suits in Linebeck’s Uniform and Fierce Deity Link Mail. Friendly tokens are now available for purchase, but only if you are first to beat the game. There is a system of questions that helps match more like-minded people and a new system for blacklist players, who are leaving in the middle of gaming process.