As part of the celebrations of The Legend Of Zelda 25th Anniversary, Nintendo are updating and re-releasing it’s Game Boy Advance classic and making it available for free on Nintendo’s DSiWare service.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition will include brand new areas to play and a single player option which were not in the original game.
‘Fans of the original game or newcomers alike can expect classic 2D multiplayer adventure as two to four players wirelessly connect their Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL or Nintendo 3DS systems as they work together to rescue Princess Zelda after Link splits into four with the help of the Four Sword. You and up to three of your friends will each don a different coloured tunic as you all take on the role of Link. Ensure you work together as you discover and play across four themed areas, solve numerous puzzles and defeat bosses along the way. Make sure you collect more Rupees than your friends if you want to be the overall winner after completing one of the themed areas.
However, unlike the original Game Boy Advance version, it is now possible to play the game in a brand new way as a single player. When you go solo you won’t be totally alone though as an additional Link will appear beside the one you control to help you along during your adventure. It is even possible to independently control “each” Link by selecting either of them using the L or R Buttons.
What’s more, 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, each Link will be able to unlock additional special skills. Fans of the franchise will be familiar with the Hurricane Spin and Master Sword and both return to help you on your quest.’
Other editions to the original game will include a ‘whistle’ functionality to grab the attention of your fellow players, plus new areas which allow you to unlock the Master Sword and the Hurricane spin.
As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations there will also be a limited edition Pre-paid card and of course, the release of the eagerly awaited ‘The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword’. The Card will be available at select retailers across Europe in November and useable in the 3DS eShop, the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi shop.
You’ll be able to download The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary on DSiWare for a limited time only, between the 28th September 2011 until the 20th February 2012. It will serve as a nice distraction for Zelda fans while they wait for The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which launches on the 18th November across Europe for Wii.
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