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Recently, we got a chance to go hands-on with Nintendo's upcoming HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, a faithful recreation of the GameCube-slash-Wii iteration of the Zelda series, lovingly crafted by Funky Barn developer Tantalus Media.

Purists might be wondering why in the above footage Link appears right-handed, or indeed why the entire game appears flipped — that's one of the side effects of playing in the game's new Hero Mode. Essentially, Hero Mode makes the game a great deal more challenging, forcing Link to take double damage and removing all heart drops from the game, all while flipping the entire game world as it appeared in the Wii version ten years ago. (For players wanting a version complete with legible Hylian script and the true left-handed Link, simply choose Normal Mode when starting a new game.)

Above, watch as we reclaim Epona, explore Ordon Village, herd some goats and rescue Sera's cat. Twilight Princess HD will be released in North America on March 4 for $59.99.