The Nintendo 3DS sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will make use of both the light and dark worlds. That news comes from an interview between Zelda Director and Producer Eiji Aonuma and CNET.
Here's the bit from CNET's awesome feature:
Aonuma says that the 3DS has allowed for the revisiting of a top-down world and provided new ways for the player to interact with a Zelda game. It was the perfect chance to reopen A Link to the Past. And like some other Zelda games in the past, the 3DS sequel will alternate between a light and dark world.
One of the more impressive puzzle elements of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was the swapping between the light and dark worlds, and how your position in each at the time of switching affected the world. That dimension and time shifting element has since become a staple in Zelda games. In fact, The Ocarina of Time, what some would argue is one of the best in the series, leans on the time shifting mechanic to work.
News that the new A Link to the Past sequel will bring back the light and dark world feature is fantastic. It means that we can expect some interesting puzzle solving mechanics that ring true to the original Super Nintendo title.
We'll have more on this sequel for A Link to the Past, especially its name…whenever that's coming.