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As Nintendo's Space World creeps closer, new information has finally been revealed on the next Legend of Zelda game for the Game Boy Color. This adventure game translating into Legend of Zelda: The Mysterious Acorn (or possibly Acorn of the Tree of Mystery) is being developed by Nintendo and Capcom.
Princess Zelda, responsible for managing the four seasons of the Land of Hyrule, and the Triforce of Power have been kidnapped by Ganon. The brave hero Link learns of this and sets out to save the princess. However, Ganon learns of Link's quest and splits the Triforce into eight pieces, scattering them throughout the land. In addition, the Rod of the Four Seasons (a device that controls the seasons) along with its hiding place in Hyrule Castle, have flown off to another dimension. As a result of this calamity, Hyrule's four seasons are thrown into chaos and the order of the seasons becomes jumbled. In order to save Princess Zelda and find the "Rod of the Four Seasons," our hero Link must travel back and forth between Hyrule and this other dimension, while receiving help from the spirits residing in the "Tree of Mystery" and also the strange "Uura Tribe" found in this other dimension.
Two characters that will help Link on his quest are introduced. The first is a kangaroo named Ricky. When Link climbs into Ricky's pouch, he will be able to jump and using a pair of boxing gloves, be able to punch out enemies. The other character is Maple. She suddenly appears flying on a broomstick and crashes into Link, bringing about various events in the storyline.
The new item, the Rod of the Four Seasons will be required to solve certain riddles that appear in the game. Maybe the winter snow covers a secret entrance to a dungeon, and you'll need to change the seasons to uncover it.
One of the most intriguing elements mentioned is the Link System for the three upcoming Game Boy Color Legend of Zelda games. Apparently you'll be able to start playing the series from any game of the three games without getting lost in the different storylines. In addition, the three games will be linked in such a way that a result of a certain action in one story will have an effect on another story. How this will be accomplished (Link-cable, piggy-backed cartridges) remains to be seen.
We'll have the full scoop on this upcoming Legend of Zelda game when Nintendo has the game on display at Space World next week.
All we have are a few screenshots and they look very promising. Will this next Zelda game for GBC be better than Zelda DX? Hell Yea!!! :