Trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition, releasing on DSiWare for free on September 28! (well, free until February 28 of next year).
It turns out this isn’t just a port of the four-player game that was included in the GBA release for A Link to the Past. Grezzo, which worked on the Ocarina of Time 3D remake, has added new content, including a single-player option — a second Link accompanies your character, and you can switch between the two by hitting L/R.
And you’ll notice in the trailer (01:43) there are new areas based on the original Zelda NES game, Link’s Awakening for Game Boy, and A Link to the Past for SNES:
“There are 2 exclusive new areas to play - each containing 3 new levels to complete - which have been specifically made for this edition of the game. By completing the new areas, you’ll be able to unlock additional special skills. Fans of the franchise will be familiar with the Master Sword and Hurricane Spin, 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 3 new maps, will allow you to unlock the Hurricane Spin, whilst tackling the new area ‘Realm of Memories’ - made up of famous locations from 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.”
I can’t believe this is all for free!
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