Sometimes it's great to be part of the Zelda Informer community, because it's members occasionally do something neat like above: Compile images together in order to recreate a setting in a game we have little information about to compare it directly to another game. A Link to the Past 2 truly is the same world as Reggie himself stated, and it's shown above.
What's additionally neat is that you can see how the art styles compare. In many ways, I think Zelda 3DS is a natural progression, but in other ways it's creating it's own flavor. What are your thoughts?