The lights are on
When Nintendo showed off a video of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the 3DS at a Q&A event last night, there was some confusion going around as to whether this was an actual project for their new handheld or just a tech demo. Today, we can confirm that Ocarina of Time 3D is a full remake and that Nintendo is hoping to have it completed in time for the launch of the 3DS.
In an interview with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma this morning, the talented game maker said, "It is a game. We're working on it. We're in development. We already have the new Link model ready."
The game will not be a straight port of the N64 version either. In addition to new 3D effects, the video shown last night had much-improved graphics and a deep draw distance on the fields of Hyrule.
The gameplay will also receive some tweaks. At the Q&A last night, Aonuma said that it will be easier to quickly switch between items and outfits, taking out some of the frustration of the Water Temple, which Aonuma apologized for profusely.
In our interview, he added, "We're looking at how it controls and what we can do to make the controls work best for the new environment."
Asked about a potential timeframe for release, Aonuma responded, "What we're thinking at this point is that when the Nintendo 3DS is ready, we should have the game ready some time close to that."
Nice, sounds awesome. A few of the games they announced for the 3DS and that it's going to be more powerful overall has definitely put that handheld on my radar.
Day. One. System. Seller.
please! i have to have a 3DS, and the sooner OoT comes out, the better
It should be the master quest OoT
Well, that's it. I'm going to have to replay OoT now. I played the game once, back when it originally released. I'm ready to revisit it and this is the best time so far.
"What we're thinking at this point is that when the Nintendo 3DS is ready, we should have the game ready some time close to that."
can he be any more vague? a simple "i don't know" would have sufficed. but anyways, i want this 3DS. Nintendo has my money and i'll be looking forward to this title and their games. i wonder if Pokemon Black/White will integrate 3DS mechanics into it? hmmmm...
Not even one of the best games of all time can get me interested in this 3D crap. I wish 3D would hurry up and get overitself so we can get some real progress in tech again instead of stupid flashy effects that require a bulky, uncomfortable, (and second for me) pair of glasses.
Things they can research instead of cheesy effects? : Holodecks. Get on it everyone.
I do plan on getting a 3DS for this, plus other games.
I do wish we could see the price for the 3DS though.
I'm hoping it won't be more the 200.
i can't wait i will buy this in a heart beat
I am getting a 3ds for sure now
This is the Zelda I'm excited about! Ds is going realistic and wii is going more like wind waker (graphically)
I want to see a majora's mask after this
looks good but i dont really wanna spend money on a game i already bought
Nintendo, heres my bank info, take it all...
system looks good. too bad gameboy games are incompatible
And... the 3DS is assured to sell units. Congrats to Nintendo.
Nintendo better finish or ill go over there and finish it myself.
When will the 3DS release?
RIP PSP. You won't be missed.