When it comes to The Legend of Zelda, gamers simply can’t get enough of the mute protagonist Link and his princess saving ways. There’s still a bit of a wait before Nintendo unveils a new game in the series, but Ninty has made it clear that there will be plenty of revamped Zelda titles to tide eager fans over. Players have already received one in the form Ocarina of Time 3D, and an HD iteration of The Wind Waker is scheduled to hit the Wii U later this Fall, and now the company has confirmed that it has more plans up its sleeve for the all-too popular franchise.

The house of Mario is getting ready to bring the classic The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons games to the Nintendo 3DS’ Virtual Console. This news surfaced via the recently added Zelda portion of the Wii U’s MiiVerse after series’ producer Eiji Aonuma took to the forums to inform users of the games’ impending arrival. Aonuma’s MiiVerse postings, first spotted by Game Informer, reveal that the both games will be hitting the 3DS before Summer arrives, and they’ll both be able to interact with one another if gamers purchase them both.

You can catch Aonuma’s official MiiVerse message below:

“The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages are out now in Japan. Out plan is to release these two games in other territories some time before Summer!”

“The “Link System,” which connects the two games, allows you the enter passwords, or “secrets.” Completing one of the games earns you a secret. Entering that secret in the other game lets you continue the story with the same character name and some of your items. Secrets earned while playing the second game can be used in the first game to unlock more items. There are many other variations including a different final boss battle and an extra hidden dungeon.”

“We hope you’re looking forward to linking up with these classic games! Thank you!”

Both vintage titles are two games that consumers have been anticipating on the 3DS ever since the portable was confirmed to support the Virtual Console format, so their arrival will hit home with those looking to become reacquainted with Ages and Seasons. They’ll be arriving prior to Summer’s arrival too, so fans won’t be forced to wait all that long — although an exact date would’ve been much appreciated.

In the meantime, stay tuned to Game Rant for more information on the specifics regarding The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages‘ and Oracle of Seasons‘ release date as soon as it becomes available.

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Source: Game Informer