As most of you are aware, The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes releases next week, and in order to promote it, Nintendo  When this game was first announced, I was really worried about the potential for no online play. This IS a modern Nintendo game after all.  This is a multiplayer focused Zelda experience, something Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures tried to do, and it worked fairly well, however, the lack of online play was a let down in the re-release of Four Swords on the Nintendo DSi. However, unlike those games, we DO have online play.

Part of the reason for the demo was to test the online. Similar to the Splatoon Global Testfire, Nintendo turned on the online servers at certain points over three days. From the little that I’ve played, the online is actually very stable. The group that I was with cooperated with me quite well, and there was never any lag. The lack of voice chat was a little disappointing, but the communication panels on the bottom screen are diverse enough to get the job done.As for the local play, it’s super stable as well, with no connection drops at all. Being able to yell at/hit the people you’re playing with when they troll you is quite the experience itself.

Now most importantly, is it fun? YES! Triforce Heroes is INCREDIBLY fun, even with strangers. Even though Triforce Heroes isn’t a main series Zelda game, just from the demo, I can tell we’re in for a treat. Keep an eye out here on Nintendo Authority for our review after the game releases.

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