​Play This New Zelda Song Backwards. Trust Me.

If you're like me, you probably heard the music in the new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, enjoyed it, and left it at that. Ah, but there's a secret hidden within.


Listen to the music in the trailer backward, as captured by WiiC24, and you'll hear the Hyrule Castle Theme from Link to the Past. Check it out in the video above; the old theme is here:

This isn't the first time Nintendo has flipped past Zelda themes: They reversed Zelda's Lullaby from Oarina of Time to make the Ballad of the Goddess in Skyward Sword:

Goes to show, if you write enough good melodies, you can always go back to your past works, flip them around, and get a whole new collection of tunes. Feels like there's a pretty good Nintendo joke to be made here...


[Via Joystiq]

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The whole lazy Nintendo recycling attitude in the comments is kind of astounding... And by that I mean retarded. If you want to criticize this game in general for recycling the world of A Link to the Past, that's one thing. That stance I can understand, even if I do think it's a bit premature to judge (especially since it's shaping up to be on the biggest mix-ups to the Zelda formula in a looong time). But applying that attitude towards this particular song? The composer managed to create a completely fresh and new song from the reverse of an old, while still managing to keep it just similar enough that the fun little Easter Egg is preserved. That's not simple "rehashing", that actually takes talent, and is a nice nod towards long-time fans.