The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of my favorite video games ever made, and for good reason. Back when it was released, it was the pinnacle of action/adventure games and is still wonderful to play today. During the Nintendo Direct earlier this week, I wasn’t expecting anything past the virtual console Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons information in terms of Zelda.
I was so, so wrong.
Nintendo surprised everybody by unveiling The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2 coming THIS YEAR for the Nintendo 3DS. The game takes place in the same Hyrule as ALttP did but will feature new dungeons and is indeed a new game with a new story. I am going to list my top three wants for what may be my most anticipated sequel of all time.
1. New Areas
A Link to the Past Hyrule is a wonderful land filled with secrets to discover, enemies to fight, and caves to explore, and truly the only way to improve upon it is by increasing the size. I want to see past the boarders, I want to adventure to the worlds beyond Hyrule that I dreamed about as a child. Introducing new locations outside or in an expanded Hyrule will make me completely and utterly ecstatic.
2. New Villain
I’ll be honest, I love Ganondorf. I love fighting him and always will, it never gets old for me (especially when they mix it up like in Wind Waker) but I would really love to see an entirely new villain. I mean, other than Skull Kid and Vaati, we still haven’t really passed Ganon as a villain. Demise was cool, but he was pretty much the preincarnate of Ganon, seeing as his entire speech in the end is saying that his hate will live on through another (Ganon). I want a fresh, new villain completely unrelated to Ganon in anyway.
3. Don’t forget about Link’s Awakening
A lot of people are seeming to forget that Link’s Awakening is a sequel to A Link to the Past. Formerly, this was the direct sequel to ALttP and according to the official Zelda timeline, the Oracle games come before that. I am very curious to hear whether this sequel comes before the Oracle games, after the Oracle games or after Link’s Awakening. I’ve love some throwbacks to those games in there if at all possible, Nintendo!
So as you can see, I am quite excited for A Link to the Past 2. I am still in shock from them announcing it. Be sure check back for a full review when it launches!