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A Link to the Past 2: Insight and Research.

4/21/13 by HadoukenDude
Updated 4/21/13

I found out about this a few days ago. To be honest I felt skeptical about it. On one hand I was happy to see another Zelda game out, yet on the other hand I questioned about it looking more like an enhanced remake than an actual sequel. However, last night after realizing that Eiji Anouma was behind the project too, I remembered a Skyward Sword related article that hinted about a possible Link to the Past 3D remake. I put the pieces together and came to the conclusion that it is a sequel cleverly disguised as an enhanced remake of the original game, which is a unique twist.

I doubt that Ganon and/or Agahnim will be the main antgonist(s) considering how they were both killed previously, but anything can happen. Still, I doubt Nintendo would do a rehash of the same story. They always go with the "same characters, difrerent settings" approach and direct sequels do appear once in a blue moon.

Examples:
LoZ->Zelda II
Ocarina of Time->Majora's Mask
Oracle of Ages->Oracle of Seaons (or vice-versa)->Link's Awakening
Wind Waker->Phantom Hourglass->Spirit Tracks.

Also on a curious note, the "Decline of Hyrule" timeline on the Hyrule Historia Timeline actually has the most sequels out of the 3 branched timeline stories with 6 games total (now 7 Counting the ALttP sequel).

Sorry if I'm nerding out about this. I just found it interesting to share.

Overall I'm mainly interested in the story this time around. We'll just have to wait and see what else will happen.

A Link to the Past 2: Insight and Research.


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I wish megaman would get treatment like this. Maybe then the Megaman franchise wouldn't be dead.

ANYWAY... A sequel to Link to the Past has been something I've wanted for a LONG time. I liked when they did the GBA release since it had some new stuff to it, but a sequel? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY NINTENDO.

4/27/13 HadoukenDude responds:

I agree. Mega Man should be treated a lot better these days.


I heard about it here:
http://www.wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=1 5110.0
Too bad the Flashback remake is going to suck big hairy cock.


I was really impresed about this spin to....I mean the sequel of A Link to the Past? That´s something no one saw coming. Can´t wait to get my hands on it!


Uggh, bummer that the graphics in the screenshot looks like something you'd see in a cheesy XBL indie game.
I wish they would have went with a cel shading approach, it would have more charm in my opinion.
I'm kind of excited that they're planning on making this game though, i think...


OsukaOsuka

4/21/13

oh shit, to sad that a 3ds is fucking expensive here :(

4/21/13 HadoukenDude responds:

My niece has one. :D


stunkelstunkel

4/21/13

I really like how they are making a sequel to this game. Link to the past on SNES is probably in my top 3 Zelda games. If you looked at the trailer, they really emphasized the Link drawing on the wall moving around and stuff. It just doesn't really seem like the kind of thing to put in a Zelda game. Based on how they emphasized that portion of the gameplay, I'm a little worried that they will make that one of the bigger features in the game. Glad to see that you are a big Zelda fan :3


SonicrpgSonicrpg

4/21/13

I wonder what Nintendo has in store... well, seeing as how this is actually a sequel and not a remake, there might still be hope for Majora's Mask 3DS. Seriously, I love that game, so much. Better than OOT in my opinion.


SaminatSaminat

4/21/13

Well freak, maybe I should think about getting a 3ds yeah?