During today’s Nintendo Direct, president Satoru Iwata discussed some of the aspects that make the Legend of Zelda series so unique. One of these aspects was the formula of going to a dungeon to receive a new weapon, and then using that new weapon to finish the dungeon. It’s a mechanic that has existed in the Zelda games since the original, but it’s being bucked for the newest Nintendo 3DS title, A Link Between Worlds.
Instead of going to dungeons in a specific order to receive new weapons and tools, these weapons and tools will be available from the beginning in a shop called Ravio’s Shop. Players can rent and then buy equipment from Ravio, so that you can complete the dungeons in any order you want. This adds an air of dynamic content to the game, since you can choose which dungeons you complete.
In addition, it had been pointed out that Ravio resembled Nabbit from the Super Mario series. Iwata addresses this directly saying the two characters are not meant to be similar, but since the two development teams are on the same floor, perhaps they directly inspired one another. Are you excited for this game? Let us know in the comments below.