In celebration of the franchise's 25th anniversary, Nintendo have released The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition, available through the DSiWare store for the Nintendo DS. Fans can enjoy new areas to explore, a new single-player mode and the classic multiplayer experience that Four Swords is known for.
|8||Back in 2002 Nintendo ported the SNES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past to the Game Boy Advance alongside an extra game entitled The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords. New to the franchise, it focused on cooperative multiplayer exclusively to the point of requiring players to play with at least one friend via the system's link cables to even play the game. The entry also appeared on the Nintendo GameCube as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, a separate game entirely which featured greatly enhanced graphics but allowed people without friends locally to play the game by themselves. Both games had their own sets of issues since they required each player to have their own cable to link together. So when Nintendo announced a free (until May 2012) port of the GBA version with new extras for the Nintendo DSi Shop (also playable on the new Nintendo 3DS) that utilized the system's wireless connectivity, needless to say many fans were excited at the prospect of cable-free gameplay. And after playing it, we can say that Nintendo succeeded on this front. |
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