One of the more appreciated announcements from Nintendo these past few weeks was the reveal of a sequel to the Super Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Nintendo 3DS. However, this doesn’t seem to be a case of Nintendo deciding to give fans what they want on a whim, as Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma revealed in a recent Japanese Wii U Direct presentation that the title was already under development since 2011.
The sequel has no official title yet, with the Japanese presentation using the placeholder title “Kamigami no Triforce 2,” which suggests a direct sequel to the original Link to the Past. Aonuma provided an update on the project’s status:
“The world of Hyrule has been reborn in a highly realistic stereoscopic vision, which will feature a new story and new puzzles to be solved. The development for the successor of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is going smoothly, so please look forward to it!”
If you missed the gameplay footage the first time around, you can check it out again below: