The Legend of Zelda on the iPhone?

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Well, no. Of course not. Do you think Nintendo would allow such a thing? But if the developer comments and preview video are any indication, it looks as if Across Age may very well be close enough to Hyrule to make Zelda fans feel right at home. Across Age is a co-production between mobile veteran FDG Entertainment and the renowned Japanese developer Exe Create, and is being billed as the “…first true console like Japanese Action RPG on the Apple AppStore.”

Across Age

From the press release:

The player steps into the role of 2 switchable characters: swordsman Ales and magician Ceska, each with own fighting and special skills that are needed to solve tricky puzzles and successfully battle fierce monsters. This cooperative element is one of the key features of the game. Another key feature is the possibility to travel through time and revisit places, enabling exciting events and riddles.

Across Age

Alpha Age promises over 15 hours of play time, carried by an exciting story that crosses “…tons of diversified locations, monsters and riddles.” All of this will be displayed in iPhone / iPod touch optimized HD graphics and enhanced with “… sweeping soundtrack/SFX …” But there’s no reason to take our word for it. Check out the video below.

That looks to be about as close to A Link to the Past as you can get without being…well…The Minish Cap, and it’s close enough to have us very excited about this release. We’ll be closely following the progress of Across Age, so check back at Appletell often for development updates as we get them.

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