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The 1992 SNES classic, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will be available in the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U on Dec. 12 in Europe.
There has not been any word on an official release for the North American version, but it is anticipated that it will be arriving soon, according to IGN.
The game goes for $7.99, but if previously purchased for the Wii console, an upgrade will only cost $1.50.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which was recently released for the 3DS, is the more than 20-year sequel to A Link to the Past, and has a lot similarities between the two.
A Link Between Worlds was released on Nov. 22 for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS and featured many new gameplay modes within the game that will make this entry into the series' standout.
The game introduced a more of an open world feel to it and does not necessarily have to be played in any sort of order as missions are accomplished in whatever way the gamer chooses to go.
One of the bigger added features is the Wall Merging feature, which gives main character Link the ability to flatten himself against a wall like a moving hieroglyph. He will also have a meter that controls how long this feature will be enabled. Once the meter runs out, Link will pop off the wall. See a picture of Link merged with the wall here.
The game is available in two different bundles: one in the U.K. and one in the U.S.
The bundle for the U.S. may be paired with the 3DS XL, according to a Black Friday leaked flyer for GameStop. The bundle will go for $219.99. Polygon said GameStop confirmed to them that the leak was true.
In the U.K. the bundle will include a physical copy of the game, a musical cartridge chest, a poster, and a digital download of the game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. The promotion is through the U.K. company, GAME, and it goes for £49.99.
The game is available for $39.99 in all places that sell games.