3DS: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes online play to be region-locked

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is coming out in October and to to the surprise of us all, its online play will be region locked.


Well, considering it’s a Nintendo 3DS game, the region lock is not that much of a surprise. Nintendo in the year 2015 still justifies region-locking, which is in my opinion actually nothing but a slap in the players’ face.

According to Pocket Gamer, region lock for Tri Force Heroes’ online play was implemented to “help with latency issues”. I hope at least Australians will be able to play with Europeans.

I think it’s a lame excuse and I’m pretty sad, because I was looking forward to playing online with my friends from the United States. Still, I’m excited about this game and I can’t wait to play it again (after playing it on Gamescom).

The latest game in the Legend of Zelda series is coming out on October 22 in Japan, October 23 in the US and Europe and on October 24 in Australia.

What do you think about region-locking in this case/in general? Will Nintendo ever abandon region lock?

Source: Pocket Gamer

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  1. Wow thats low blow for us zelda players. Here in the states people are too considered with fps titles. Im gonna have to import my zelda game to play with the cool kids 🙂

  2. i knew this when the 3ds was region lock lol