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While lots of gamers enjoy playing with friends from around the world, Nintendo fans may be disappointed to know online play will be region-locked on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. As a game that heavily relies on multiplayer, gamers may have hoped to play alongside others overseas, but Pocket Gamer UK informed yesterday that fans will only be able to play with other players in their own region.

Mark Brown at Pocket Gamer UK has been playing the title already and shared the following statement: “Also, you can only play with people on the same region. That should help with latency issues, but is a shame if you wanted to play with friends from around the world.”

Voice support, a feature that would help gamers with effective communication for game planning and cooperation, won’t be offered as well. Instead, “you can send quick emoji-like messages (“over here!” “Totem up” “Item!”) which should help out, but if someone doesn’t understand the puzzle or how to defeat a boss it will be infuriating.”

Though gamers won’t be able to play with others outside their continental territory, will this restriction really disappoint them?

[Source]: Pocket Gamer UK: Everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.

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