The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour Dated For North America

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Nintendo of America has announced release dates for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour; both will arrive across North America on 22nd of November, just in time for the Holiday season. The latest update from Nintendo of Europe simply states November for both titles.

Link's upcoming adventure a follow-up to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, one of the all time classic Super NES titles. It'll follow the same top-down gameplay similar to its predecessor, and will take place in the same world as as the 16-bit adventure. Link will be able to switch back and forth between his own world and the "dark" world; he'll also be able to transform into a 2D paper version of himself to advance through the game.

Mario Party: Island Tour is set to feature the wild and wacky mini-games we've all grown to love and enjoy in the Mario Party series, and we're sure this upcoming entry isn't any different. Complete with seven boards, 81 new mini-games - some of which will utilize the AR feature on the 3DS - and StreetPass, it's sure to get the party started over the Christmas period.

Both games will retail at $39.99 in the U.S.