During today's fun-packed and feature-rich Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that a new Legend of Zelda game is in development for the Nintendo 3DS.

Set in the same world as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past — but boasting original dungeons and an all-new storyline — the game adopts a top-down perspective but uses 3D graphics that make use of the console's auto-stereoscopic display.

During the presentation many familiar elements were shown, but this time around Link is able to transform himself into a drawing and "stick" to walls — a vital skill when it comes to navigating the various locations in the game.

The title is expected to launch towards the end of the year. You can start screaming with happiness now.