'The Legend of Zelda' game coming to Nintendo 3DS

April 17, 2013 by Derrik J. Lang
This June 5, 2012 publicity photo provided by Nintendo shows Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's President and Chief Operating Officer, speaking onstage at the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3, in Los Angeles. The loveable green-skinned critter Yoshi and princess-rescuing adventurer Link and are coming the Nintendo 3DS. The Japanese gaming giant announced plans Wednesday, April 17, 2013, to bring "Yoshi's Island," "The Legend of Zelda" and "Mario Party" games to its handheld gaming system. (AP Photo/Nintendo, Vince Bucci)

The princess-rescuing adventurer Link is coming to the Nintendo 3DS.

The Japanese gaming giant announced plans Wednesday to bring a new "The Legend of Zelda" installment to its hand-held .

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said the new "Zelda" would be set in the world of "A Link to the Past," which was originally released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo console.

The as-yet-untitled 3D follow-up will be released later this year and feature a new story and levels, as well as gameplay allowing Link to transform into a 2D drawing.

Other games coming to the 3DS include new "Yoshi's Island" and "Mario Party" titles.

Fils-Aime said Tuesday that 20 million Nintendo 3DS games have been sold since the glasses-free 3D hand-held device debuted in 2011.

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