Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, their multiplayer dungeon-crawler for the 3DS, will be available on October 23. Allowing up to three players to take control of three different Links (and with only one game cartridge), Tri Force Heroes bears more than a slight resemblance to Four Swords Adventures:
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.
If you’re in Cologne, Germany this week for the annual Gamescom expo, you might be interested to know that a playable demo of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is available at Nintendo’s booth in Hall 9.