The above item has been discussed recently as some sort of mystery item in A Link Between Worlds, and now it has come to light that the item is actually a sand rod. Anyone who has played A Link To The Past knows that magical items like the fire rod and ice rod from that game were needed to advance through later levels. It seems that the sand rod has been added to these, although its exact function and back story remain shrouded in mystery. Lots of other new details about A Link Between Worlds have been revealed lately, such as the ability to upgrade items. A Link Between Worlds launches on November 22nd.