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Sonic: Lost World's Zelda DLC is a Mini Adventure Through Hyrule

| 26 Mar 2014 19:50

Tomorrow's free DLC for Sonic: Lost World is a Sonic/Legend of Zelda crossover through several Zelda games.

The latest Sonic: Lost World DLC, set to release tomorrow, is a crossover with the Legend of Zelda universe with a mash-up of various Zelda games from Ocarina of Time to Skyward Sword. The DLC will be available for free through the Nintendo Wii U eShop starting tomorrow.

In the Zelda-inspired level, Sonic dons Link's iconic green outfit, collects rupees, and avoids Stalfos and Gorons while dashing away at full speed. A mix of Sonic and Legend of Zelda sounds weird because the two series have such different mechanics, which is why the Legend of Zelda zone is Zelda-like mostly through its art and environment. Link will ride by on his Loftwing from Skyward Sword. Hyrule Castle lies in the distance. Sonic wears clothes for once, and the blue hedgehog runs through dungeons.

Players can find chests containing heart containers and explore dungeons, but the gameplay is still largely straightforward. The lack of a time limit does encourage exploration, however.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata first teased the Legend of Zelda DLC for Sonic: Lost World in December. The previous DLC added a Yoshi's Island Zone. The DLC for Yoshi's Island and Legend of Zelda both are not available for the 3DS version of Sonic: Lost World.

Source: IGN

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