Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time coming to 3DS

E3 2010: Following Skyward Sword announcement, publisher confirms 1998 N64 classic will be reborn on new handheld.

LOS ANGELES--Today at Nintendo's press briefing, the publisher announced a slew of new titles for its new portable device, the 3DS, as well as for the Wii. Nintendo also took the lid off of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which it had first teased at E3 2009. However, Nintendo didn't end its Zelda announcements on that note alone.

Perhaps microphone incorporation with the portable version?

The Nintendo of America Twitter account recently tweeted news that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will arrive in 3D, on the 3DS. Later, at Nintendo's roundtable, the title was confirmed for release on the portable, though a price or scheduled release date wasn't announced.

Ocarina of Time originally launched on the Nintendo 64 as the first open-world Zelda title, garnering near-universal acclaim. It was later made available on Nintendo's Virtual Console in 2007.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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andalore
andalore

Doesn't Nintendo ever get tired of ports and remakes?

Mercurey64
Mercurey64

OCARINA OF TIME IS WAY OVERRATED. But dont get me wrong its still a good game but far from perfect and even further from being the best game ever. And I love how everyone says its perfect, I remember playing this at a friends house in the late 90's and no one I knew thought this was the best game ever. Also Nintendo is my least favorite game company because all its games are kiddish or very similar I mean think about it the same thing happens in Mario every time bowser or somebody kidnaps the princess and you've gotta save her. I had a ps1, then a xbox, and now an xbox 360 and the games on the xbox 360 and ps3 are 9999999x better than the games on the console with the stupidest name ever the Wii. Lastly the 3ds is also overated I know someone that went to E3 and played the 3ds and and said it was hard to focus and not spectacular at all. My advice buy a 360 or ps3 the games are way better.

CreepingDeath73
CreepingDeath73

This game has always been one of my most favorite games in all the years ive played games. This game will almost seal the deal for me. To be able to replay this game in 3D will be amazing.. As well as any other game after that. this is going to be a system to look forward to.

ggosse24
ggosse24

I can't wait to play it! I was thinking they were going to remake this game for the original DS but i guess they were waiting to bring it out with a new DS system

Igissx
Igissx

So with this...can we possibly hear goldeneye 3ds...please?

byakuya222
byakuya222

ocarina of time on N64 is the best zelda game ever.i hope it will keep all its good points when it come to DS but it must also bring new features.otherwise,if it is only a straight port,i don't think that i should get this one.

odytrice
odytrice

Having to recreate what is arguably the greatest game ever created is definitely a welcome development. If they can improve d dated aspects like graphics, and increase the world size, it will b an instant hit. I know a lot of friends (myself included) who dont mind buying d 3DS just to get dat game. I don't need to say it but many of us modern day game enthusiast are sentimentaly attached to the original zelda game on N64. It was definitely ahead of its time.

MaplePebble
MaplePebble

Looks like more promising sales for Nintendo, but I wonder if they will be able to preserve the classic feeling of the N64 with this transfer to an entirely new gaming system. Ocarina of Time on a hand-held. I didn't think they would actually pull it off, but once again, I've underestimated what Nintendo can do. Though I will say one thing. It will definitely be different. Possibly even better with it's rich 3D goodness. I just hope it doesn't lose the same classic quality that made it a masterpiece back in 1998.

yeebsey
yeebsey

doesn't matter that i have this game on n64 and gamecube, i will buy this game again and again...... and again and again. hopefully this means theres plans for majora's mask 3d. probably not but a man can dream

IAPrino
IAPrino

I will buy it again. The Big N has done it again.

CamiKitten
CamiKitten

Looks like this will be the reason I decide to upgrade from a Lite to a 3DS lol.

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

it looks like the 3DS will come out of the gates with a big bang. i already plan to get a 3DS on day one and have at least 5 games i plan to buy with it with OOT on the top of that list. Yeah, i played it a few times before too but it's worth playing again. i hope majora's mask is not too far behind. i also hope old ps1 games will soon come out on this handheld too. nintendo was the best of E3 2010. while sony and m$ was trying to copy nintendo's controller for their re-hash fps's again, nintendo was busy innovating again. weak graphics or what not, i'm glad that nintendo is still on top of this current gen wars.

Lazay727
Lazay727

Everyone has beaten this game a million times. I hope this has master quest to keep things fresh. I love the game but I know every corner of the game and it gets tiresome. I am gonna be disappointed if this is a straight port.

amateratsu
amateratsu

the list of games keeps coming! 3ds ftw!! next gimme a 3d mario open worlder. portable galaxy maybe?

jenofwildfire
jenofwildfire

This is making the 3DS look more and more attractive to me.

TheDrunkenLord
TheDrunkenLord

smart move by Nintendo... only thing is, this is gonna make the comparisons between Skyward Sword and Ocarina even more inevitable. SS had a lot to live up to anyway, this is only gonna put it under more pressure. still, it's Ocarina of goddamn Time. PORTABLE. It's certainly made the 3DS a more attractive purchase to me

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

Wow. i like that they said they changed the iron boots to an equipable item. that makes quite the difference for the water temple.

Gamingclone
Gamingclone

OMG, who wants to bet this is going to sell more than a million copies the first week it is released?

robin1232
robin1232

okay, now I'm buying this console. this is something I wanted to see for a long time already... thanks nintendo, please don't ruin it like Mario 64 for DS

T070Y
T070Y

I always wanted a mobile version of TLoZ:Ocarina of Time

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

Amazing news out of Nintendo yesterday.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

Amazing news out of Nintendo yesterday.

tyco_ex
tyco_ex

@ Jedilink109 : You might want to wait for the 3DSiXL

Scienceray
Scienceray

@bowlingotter OoT may be the best but majoras mask was no joke either that one was really good too.

mickmarvel
mickmarvel

I have been waiting for this game to be portable ever since the DS came out.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@bowlingotter. How was it downhill from ocarina when Twilight Princess was just a far better version of it? Seriously go back and play Ocarina again, its not as good as you remember it. At least that was the case for me :D

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

Best Zelda title ever. Was all downhill from here

pigman239
pigman239

brb must change pants now...

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@leeko_link Haha, I was thinking of maybe getting a DSiXL since I still have the original version of the system. Of course right when I thought of it they announced they were making the 3DS and that it'd play DS games as well. Right then I decided to just skip XL and go for the 3DS.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@Shadowkid229 It is dude. You can get it from PSN on PS3 and put it on the PSP.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Sweetness. I will be buying this. It's ONLY the greatest game of all time. That's all.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

This is going to be really popular, I wonder if it can beat Paper Mario 3DS or Kid Icarus 3?

The_Dude1212
The_Dude1212

They're gonna fix up the Water Temple! OSSIM!

Pat_Dude
Pat_Dude

That's right Nintendo. Old news though, the pics already leaked a LONG time ago.

srdjan311
srdjan311

dang nintendo are some ballers

Anarchy231
Anarchy231

dang you nintendo, making me want this 3DS so badly. lol

leeko_link
leeko_link

I knew I did the right thing by skipping the DSi XL, now I can save money to buy this game with my 3DS soon.

mardinn
mardinn

This game will bring people from ds to 3DS... Good job nintendo.. very clever !!

sagelund
sagelund

This is a pleasant surprise. If only I was willing to dish out more money for a new DS....

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

how much will be the 3ds be? $199? $149?