The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords was a side dish to the excellent Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past, but it offered some entertaining multiplayer challenges in its own right. One drawback of it, however, was the fact that you couldn't play it by yourself, making those who didn't have GBA-toting friends living nearby miss out on a fun experience.
With the upcoming free rerelease of the game for DSiWare, Nintendo is fixing that particular problem by adding a new single player mode in which players control two Links. On top of this, new levels have been added to the existing game content, allowing players to unlock new skills for their Link. Beating the challenging Hero's Trial area will unlock the Hurricane Spin move, while Realm of Memories is made up of locations from past Zelda titles. Completing the latter unlocks the Master Sword for use.
Nintendo hasn't specifically said that the game will offer online play -- the wording they use is that "two to four players wirelessly connect their Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL or Nintendo 3DS systems," suggesting that it may be local wireless play only. At least you won't need to remember where you put your Link Cables, however.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition will be available for a limited time only, starting on September 28 and remaining available until February 20 of 2012. It'll be completely free for everyone able to access DSiWare.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition Available for Free from September 28