This time, the new stage is not only a 2D sidescroller, but the world of The Legend of Zelda itself! Sonic runs through the 3D environment from Link's adventures, collecting Rupees, slashing enemies, and traversing dangerous areas inspired by different areas in the Legend of Zelda series. It's just a small test to see how Sonic would fare in Link's shoes... literally!
Here's what IGN says about the zone:
- The Legend of Zelda Zone pulls artistic inspiration from a variety of Link’s adventures. The looming Hyrule Castle in the background comes from Twilight Princess. The enemy Stalfos that creep out of the ground originate from Ocarina of Time. At key moments Link rides by on a Loftwing from Skyward Sword. There’s even a miniature dungeon Sonic can explore, heart containers, and other surprises.
- Hyrule field is an open area, but the dungeon we explored takes a more straightforward approach. The tube-like design resembles the speedy stages we’ve played in Sonic Lost World. It all funnels into a few large rooms, and it’s lined with rows of rupees to collect and rolling Gorons to avoid. Once you've completed the stage, rupees convert into freed animals -- a sort of currency used to unlock gadgets and stages in the main campaign.
A trailer has been released as well:
The Legend Of Zelda Zone will be available tomorrow.