The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will be released on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS on October 23rd according to a new press release from Nintendo. The game is the spiritual successor to The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords series, which focuses mainly on a co-op multiplayer element, rather than the usual solo adventuring that Zelda was traditionally known for.
The press release reads: “One of Nintendo’s biggest critical hits at this summer’s E3 video game trade show, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes lets up to three players team up locally, via Download Play with one game card or online using a wireless Internet connection to cooperatively explore inventive dungeons and battle bosses.”
“The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s most storied and beloved franchises, selling more than 30 million games in the U.S. alone. In The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, up to three players play as Link, with each hero selecting a different outfit equipped with a special boost or ability.”
“One outfit might grant the wearer the ability to shoot arrows, for example, while another could provide more life-saving hearts. A new Totem mechanic allows three Link characters to stack on top of each other to reach higher ground and solve puzzles. The game can also be played solo, allowing one player to rent two paper dolls to take along to complete the legendary team of three.”