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Zelda: A Link to the Past Sequel Brings Back Light And Dark Worlds


The upcoming successor to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the Nintendo 3DS will bring back the Light and Dark Worlds, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has confirmed in an interview with CNET.


Additionally, Aonuma also shares the influence Ocarina of Time has had.


Link’s ability to turn himself into a wall painting is inspired by Ocarina, according to Aonuma. In that game’s Forest Temple dungeon, Link encounters a Phantom Ganon who can jump between six identical paintings hung around the room. Aonuma wondered, “What if Link could have the same power?”


Nintendo haven’t finalized a name for the new Zelda in North America and Europe yet. The game is scheduled for release this holiday.


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.