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Nintendo announced today that they're developing a follow-up to the SNES adventure The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The new game will be released exclusively on the 3DS.

Link To The Past debuted on the Super NES in 1992. The game used the same top-down perspective as the original Zelda. In the new adventure, Link must face a wizard named Agahnim who wants to free Gannon from the Dark World. In Link's quest, he'll travel back and forth between the Light World and the Dark World to stop Agahnim and rescue Princess Zelda.

The sequel retains Link to the Past's top-down camera but doesn't have sprite-based graphics anymore. Instead, the world and characters are fully 3D. Expect to wield many of the same weapons as you did in the first game, such as the mallet and bow. A new ability allows Link to become a drawing and move along walls, enabling him to access otherwise inaccessible areas.

Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto hinted at Link to the Past 2 in an interview last year. At the time, he also said he'd be interested in making a new F-Zero. I wonder if that'll happen in time, too?

Link to the Past 2 will debut later this year. To get a sense of the game's stereoscopic 3D, check out the trailer on Nintendo eShop today.