Nintendo 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Announced For Nintendo 3DS


The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a multiplayer, top-down Zelda game coming to Nintendo 3DS. It looks like it uses assets from A Link Between Worlds, and gameplay looks reminiscent of the co-op style of Four Swords.


The game features a Totem mechanic, where different players can stand atop one another’s shoulders to reach higher player. A four-player totem was considered too tall, so Nintendo say up to three players can use this mechanic at a time.


There’s also a fashion element to the game. You can craft different outfits for your characters, and depending on what clothes you have equipped, your abilities will change.


The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will be released this Fall for 3DS. The game will include online multiplayer.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.