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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds features new Link in a new era

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will feature a new incarnation of Link in an era many years after A Link to the Past, president Satoru Iwata announced in a Nintendo Direct presentation today.

Link can move between his home world and another world by flattening out and becoming a painting on the walls of the worlds' various dungeons. According to Iwata, each dungeon and puzzle will be different.

The game's overworld will be the same setting as that from A Link to the Past on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but the version of Hyrule featured in the game will be new. Iwata also hinted at a second version of the Triforce, the black version featured in the game's logo.

The game is set many years after Ganon was sealed away in A Link to the Past. A Link Between Worlds takes place "far in the future" from Link to the Past and this version of Link is an entirely new incarnation of the green-clad hero.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will launch this November for Nintendo 3DS.