Today saw the first worldwide Nintendo Direct broadcast, the highlight of which was the grand announcement, complete with iconic musical fanfare from the game, of a The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the 3DS, available later this year. However it doesn’t stop there - the game is an entirely new story which is canon to the events of the original The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. To make things even more awesome, the design of the game will be entirely in its original style: top-down dungeon exploration with a more modern 3D animated flare.

The new Zelda game will utilize the original's gameplay style with new 3D technology to give a unique sense of height to new puzzles. The game’s protagonist, Link, can also become a drawing and attach himself to walls and objects to traverse and complete puzzles.

We can't wait!