Nintendo has released a new preview trailer for “The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes,” and it is filled with information and gameplay. The video offers a look at how the game plays, the costumes that will be available and showcases the numerous ways players can help each other out in the multiplayer-centric 3DS title.
Despite its focus on multiplayer, one of the first things shown in the trailer is that it can be played solo. In single-player, the user can switch between the three heroes to access their abilities for puzzles and throw things their way. The user can even stack the three heroes on top of each other and complete specific challenges or attack hard to reach foes.
Multiplayer is the focus though and to make things easier for players, Nintendo has ditched the usual open-world design seen in most “Zelda” games and incorporates a level based system. According to Techno Buffalo, there will be 32 levels in the main quest and a Boss Rush mode for those that want to take on the game’s bosses again.
Another thing unique about “Tri Force Heroes” is the costumes that can be crafted by the players. These costumes can withstand fire, swim in water, shoot fireballs and more.
The trailer has also revealed numerous ways for players to connect with each other in “Tri Force Heroes”. If three friends have a copy of the game, they can easily connect with each other and start the campaign together. Three friends can also play with each other online if they’re far away from each other, assuming they have good Internet connection.
Download Play -- where a player with a copy of the game can give temporary download copies to other 3DS users who don’t own the game -- is also an option. According to a report from IGN, Download Play is more limited, since it will only give the other players access to the three-player campaign and will not have access to the coliseum, where the PVP mode takes place.
“The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes” will be available for the 3DS on Oct. 23. The game will be available for download on the Nintendo eShop. The download will only take 1GB of the 3DS.