Fact: 3DS NOT Getting Two Zelda Titles *UPDATED*
Poor Japanese proves Zelda farce.
Done with Ocarina of Time 3D? Conquered Link’s Awakening? Luckily for you, it looks as if there isn’t one, but TWO portable Zelda games on the horizon. Though not confirmed by Nintendo, inside sources say the 3DS games will work collaboratively, much like Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons released for the GameBoy Color in 2001. According to the inside source, the newest Zelda adventures will be dubbed Legend of Zelda: Fire Prophecy and Legend of Zelda: Ice Prophecy.
Nintendo has already announced that a Zelda game is in the works for the 3DS, so this information could very well be accurate. Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons had two distinct worlds, each featuring different challenges, items and boss battles. Will these new Zelda titles be the same way? How will they interact? Where will they fall in Zelda time line? What art style will be used? Only time will tell, but we may have to wait until this year’s E3 to get the main details on any new Zelda games. Keep in mind that this is a rumor, and may very well be fake. Wouldn’t it be great it if it wasn’t though?
UPDATE – Many fans who are fluent in Japanese, including our very own Kriffix, have noted that the Japanese text in the picture above isn’t quite up to snuff. The image could be fan-made, but chances are this entire rumor is a farce. I can neither confirm nor deny if this rumor is indeed a fake, but there’s a good chance it is. Thanks to any commenters who took the time to translate the Japanese text! We will follow up on this rumor when it is confirmed or denied by Nintendo.
UPDATE 2 – Sadly, these Zelda rumors have been proven fake. Though the idea of two Zelda games for the 3DS is a wonderful one, we’ll have to wait. As stated above, Nintendo is working on a Zelda title for the 3DS at this time. It is not, however, either of these two games.