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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Has Link Batter Up For Some Baseball

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Like any Zelda game worth its salt, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will feature a variety of mini-games, some of which Nintendo detailed this morning. These mini-games or subequests will yield rewards in the form of rupees or heart containers.

 

Treacherous Tower, pictured above, has Link fighting his way through the floors of a tower filled with enemies in three difficulty levels.

 

Octoball has Link partaking in a baseball-like minigame in Lorule, where rupees are earned by smashing pots and knocking enemies on the battlefield over.

 

Nintendo have also officially confirmed that A Link Between Worlds will have a Hero Mode difficulty, which can be unlocked upon completing the game. In Hero Mode, Link will take greater damage from enemies when hit.

 

Finally, Nintendo also tease a bonus for a second playthrough of the game. According to Nintendo, “Intrepid explorers may even find a small hidden extra waiting to be found somewhere in Lorule during a second play through.”

 

Perhaps this secret is in some way connected to the Majora’s Mask tease?

 

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.