Re-Mastered Game Features Glasses-Free 3D Visuals, Revamped Controls and Master Quest
REDMOND, Wash.– The 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zeldaâ„¢ video game series goes into high gear with the June 19 launch of The Legend of Zeldaâ„¢: Ocarina of Timeâ„¢ 3D game. Available exclusively for the portable Nintendo 3DSâ„¢ system, the new game introduces a fully re-mastered version of one of the most acclaimed installments in Nintendoâ€™s fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda game series. Combining adventurous game play and classic story elements with enhanced graphics and previously unavailable challenges, this new edition also highlights the deep, engaging experiences made possible by Nintendo 3DS with intuitive hand-held motion controls and the ability to play in 3D without the need for special glasses.
Experienced fans and newcomers alike will have plenty to discover in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D as they guide the heroic Linkâ„¢ on an adventure through Hyrule, where they will encounter vividly enhanced characters and environments. The new touch-screen interface makes it simple to navigate menus and switch between items, while new motion controls allow players to swiftly and accurately aim their weapons when targeting in first-person view. After completing the main game, players will also have access to the additional Master Quest that provides even more challenges with redesigned dungeons, more challenging enemies and environments that are experienced in reverse.
â€œThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is the definitive version of a game that is an indelible part of entertainment history,â€ said Cindy Gordon, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s vice president of Corporate Affairs. â€œThis is a game for every fan of the series, from those who grew up on Linkâ€™s adventures to the new generation of players who are just starting to create their own magical memories in the mythical land of Hyrule.â€
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D introduces new content that is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. After players have defeated a boss, they can replay the battle again in Boss Challenge mode and try to improve their completion time. When they have defeated all eight of the gameâ€™s bosses, they can face them all in succession under an action-packed timed run. At select access points in the game, players can also watch special hint movies that provide clues to help solve tricky puzzles and defeat challenging enemies.
The original The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time launched for the Nintendo 64â„¢ system in 1998. Earning widespread praise from fans and critics alike, it currently holds a Metacritic.com score of 99. Since 1986, The Legend of Zelda game series has sold more than 62 million units worldwide.
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About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wiiâ„¢ home console, Nintendo 3DSâ„¢ and Nintendo DSâ„¢ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment Systemâ„¢, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiâ„¢ and Nintendo DSi XLâ„¢, as well as the Game Boyâ„¢, Game Boy Advance, Super NESâ„¢, Nintendo 64â„¢ and Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Marioâ„¢, Donkey Kongâ„¢, Metroidâ„¢, Zeldaâ„¢ and PokÃ©monâ„¢. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendoâ€™s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the companyâ€™s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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