Nintendo fans will be solving puzzles in groups of three in The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes when it releases on October 23, 2015. The story of the game won’t be focused in Hyrule, but instead will take place in the Kingdom of Hytopia.
Players will traverse across 32 different stages filled with puzzles that must be solved through teamwork and communication. You can check out the full E3 2015 trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes below.
Players will be able to team up with others through the 3DS Download Play function on their 3DS systems. While utilizing only one game cartridge of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, the game can be shared with up to two other 3DS owners. This can only be done locally through ad-hoc play and not online.
If you don’t have any other friends around, you can still connect online with other players over the internet and play through some of the game’s challenging puzzles. When alone without an internet connection, players can use paper doll-like figures called “Dopples” to assist them throughout their adventure. Check out the game’s official 3DS box art.
Via Press Release from Nintendo…
In the Kingdom of Hytopia, a fashion-obsessed realm where sartorial elegance is celebrated, an evil witch has placed a mysterious curse upon Princess Styla, casting the realm into disarray. With citizens calling for the return of a legendary trio of “Totem Heroes” to protect them, and King Tuft offering a unique reward for whosoever lifts the curse, venture into the Drablands to hunt down the witch and restore peace and stylishness to the land.
Each of the game’s 36 outfits comes with its own special abilities that help the three Link characters solve puzzles and navigate difficult terrain. For example, “Goron Garb” allows Link to swim in lava, while the “Zora Costume” helps him swim through water with greater speed.
You also have a variety of ways to explore the game across its 32 stages. You can play in solo mode along with two paper doll-like figures called “Doppels.” Or you can use an Internet connection to go online in multiplayer mode and partner with two other heroic players who also own the game. You can choose to team up with a combination of players who are and are not part of your Nintendo 3DS friend list. Finally, Download Play allows you to 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 you be able to progress through the various hazards lying in wait, but for those who master an area, bonus challenges can be unlocked for access to more valuable rewards.
To share your great acts of teamwork and skill from throughout the game with others, players can visit the Photo Bro shop managing the in-game Miiverse Gallery. As well as posting these snaps to Miiverse, you can even unlock Miiverse stamps, which you can apply to your hand-drawn creations.
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