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Zelda: A Link Between Worlds dated for Europe

3DS adventure released on 22 November

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will be released in Europe on 22 November, Nintendo has announced.

The sequel to the SNES classic was revealed during a Nintendo Direct broadcast in April.

It was already scheduled to hit the US and Europe in November, but no specific dates were announced.

A Link to the Past 2 was renamed A Link Between Worlds during E3 in June, when a new trailer for the game was also released.

Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has said of the game: "We've been thinking about how to make the new one in a way that will excite the fans without alienating people who haven't played the original. We're paying close attention to that.

"Fans of the original game have a lot of fond memories, and when we announced this sequel I know that some were dubious about the idea of us adding to that game's lore.

"When the 3DS came along, I thought it would be cool to make a 2D-style Zelda game that you could play in 3D - it seemed like a challenge. I thought it might be interesting to combine a side-on view with the top-down view of A Link To The Past. So we arrived at the idea of making a new game set in the existing world of A Link To The Past."