The launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is very nearly upon us, and to tempt a few more people to part with their hard-earned cash Nintendo has convinced producer Eiji Aonuma to step in front of camera for 15 minutes in order to show you the ropes.

The first video - which will be part of a series - Aonuma shows the basic run of play for a typical game. First, you select your mode - online, local or download play - and then you chose an area to enter. There's then a wait for other players to arrive, after which you pick your level and outfit.

As you'll know if you're read our preview, the gameplay is based around solving puzzles as a team. Upon completing a stage you arrive at a chest which contains materials which can be used to craft new costumes.

The video is entirely in Japanese, but even so, you get a feel of what the game will play like. Check it out and let us know if this has you feeling a little bit better about that pre-order you placed ages ago.