Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is inspired by the Nintendo classic: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past.
The last few Adventure Time games have been fairly lackluster at best. Specifically, Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know was criticized for its repetitive gameplay and lack of depth. Developer Wayforward Technologies and publisher Little Orbit have taken this fan feedback to heart, and along with series creator Pendleton Ward have looked to a classic Nintendo franchise for inspiration.
Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (SotNK) will take cues from 1992's The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, a Little Orbit representative told Joystiq during E3.
The rep explained that Ward himself had "hinted" to the publsiher that he wanted the next game to be more Zelda-like In gameplay terms, that means a bigger overworld, dungeon puzzles and light RPG elements. In SotNK, players will be able to buy health upgrades, damage upgrades or new items that can grant hero Finn additional abilities.
Just like the majority of Zelda title,s SotNK will feature a set of temples and dungeons each centered around a "theme". For example, the pre-alpha level on display was the "Castle of Music."
The Little Orbit rep said the game's puzzles will be designed with trial and error in mind, so that players could eventually guess a solution as long as they kept at it.
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is due out for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and 3DS in November, 2014.