Form a Legendary Team of Heroes in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Three Friends Can Band Together and Use Teamwork to Conquer
Dungeons in Nintendo 3DS Game

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It’s dangerous to go alone … so don’t! In The
Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
, available for the Nintendo
3DS
family of systems on Oct. 23, three heroes must form a legendary
trio to tackle dungeons and defeat bosses together as a team. Presented
in the same top-down style as the critically acclaimed The
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
, players solve inventive
puzzles and dress Link in a range of outfits to enable new abilities
that enhance their adventure. While playing the game with three players
is part of the fun, the adventure can also be taken on solo, allowing
all players to dive into the experience at any place and any time.


“We are constantly transforming our most iconic franchises to give
players unique gaming experiences,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of
America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The
Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
is one of many games launching
this year that presents beloved characters in unexpected new game-play
settings.”

Players can journey through the numerous levels of The Legend of
Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
in multiple ways. In addition to playing the
game’s 32 stages across eight areas solo with two statue-like figures
called “Doppels,” they can also play via local wireless or use a
wireless broadband Internet connection to go online in multiplayer mode
with two other heroic players who also own the game. Players can choose
to team up with any combination of players who are or are not part of
their Nintendo 3DS friends list. With Download Play, players can connect
locally with two other friends who own a system in the Nintendo 3DS
family, even if only one person has the game. Only by working as a team
will players be able to progress through the various hazards awaiting
them on their perilous journey. And by using fun emoticons on the touch
screen, players not playing together in the same room can quickly and
easily communicate with each other. The multiplayer Coliseum mode also
lets players battle one or two other heroes, wearing the outfits that
they have collected during their adventure.

The adventure will take players through fiery volcanoes, icy caverns and
beyond, with each new dungeon cleverly designed to be completed by three
heroes. Cooperation is key. For the first time in The Legend of Zelda
series, players can stack two or three Link characters on top of each
other using a new Totem mechanic to solve multi-level puzzles and reach
enemies’ weak spots. This new mechanic is one of many ways the three
heroes can interact together to conquer the challenges that face them
head(s) on. All three Link characters share the same heart gauge, so it
pays to help each other. How players work together to clear each dungeon
and reap the rewards is part of the experience!

Collecting and changing outfits in the game is not just for showing off
Link’s fashion prowess – each of the outfits in the game comes with its
own special abilities that help the three Link characters solve puzzles
and navigate difficult terrain. For example, the “Goron Garb” allows
Link to swim in lava, while the “Kokiri Clothes” let him shoot three
arrows instead of one. By switching between different outfits before
entering a dungeon, all three players can bring vital abilities to each
new area. Players can create different outfits using materials that they
collect by completing the game’s levels.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches in stores, in the
Nintendo eShop in Nintendo 3DS and at Nintendo.com
on Oct. 23 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. In addition, a Hyrule
Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL system will launch exclusively in GameStop
stores on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $199.99. The system
(which does not include the game) is gold-colored and features an
intricate Hylian Crest on the front.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults
manage the content their children can access. For more information about
this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 680 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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