It looks like the upcoming release of The Legend Of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes may upset some gamers because online multiplayer is region locked.
PocketGamerUK had a chance to preview the game earlier this week and the part about online multiplayer might irk some people. They say: “You can only play with people on the same region. That should help with latency issues, but is a shame if you wanted to play with friends from around the world”
The website also said the game does not support voice chat as well. You can only communicate simple “emoji-like messages“. They had to use Skype to talk to each other as simple messages weren’t enough to communicate properly.
It’s quite sad The Legend Of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will be region locked. This means you cannot co-operate with people from all around the world. It’s not a popular move considering this game thrives on mutliplayer features.
Nintendo is the only console maker that still has region lock on its consoles. The Wii U and 3DS are region locked so EU owners cannot play North American and Japanese games. Both Sony and Microsoft got rid of region lock for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.