After months of anticipation and excitement, the long-awaited official release date for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has been revealed: June 19th, 2011.

For months, gamers from all walks of life waited patiently (or perhaps not-so-patiently) to get even the remotest hint about the release date of the remade version of the beloved classic. Well, the wait is over!

With just two months away until the gameโ€™s release, many gamers are chomping at the bit with anticipation. The release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will closely follow this yearโ€™s E3, where Nintendo will most likely have the game displayed with much greater detail than that which has already been revealed so far.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has greatly enhanced graphics along with eye-popping 3D visuals. It features a clever use for 3DS’s motion controls, which allows the player to actually “aim” with Link’s arsenal of projectiles by moving the system itself. Throw into the mix the inclusion of the Master Quest version of the game, and you have a beautifully re-mastered edition of an already amazing game.

The forecast for game stores? Long lines consisting of a ton of Zelda fans eager to experience a blast to the past by way of a new vehicle. If you want to have a sure spot for Ocarina of Time 3D on its release date, you might think about pitching your camping tent now! This is a game that you do not want to miss!

Source: Nintendo’s Press Room
  • Guil.

    Or you can just order it from the net and no need for tent. But seriously do want this game.

    • But where's the fun in that? Sweet nostalgia is worth camping out in front of Gamestop for a night! =p

      • Punnutty

        Or Playing and completing OOT 2d again.

      • Guil.

        Unfortunately kids get summer vacation. Adults don't get the whole summer. And it's cheaper to get it from online. But Punnutty is right. Must go play the older version first. Maybe even MQ. Got moths to go before the 3DS version comes out.

        • anonymouse197

          My school doesn't do summer vacation ๐Ÿ™

  • LeVash

    Aghhh I want to know if they'll be giving a 3DS bundle for this, cant they just tell us? =O

  • Google Says

    June 17th in Europe, at least that's what the Dutch Nintendo site says ^_^!

  • jau682

    aww, i was hoping for june 7, thats my birthday XD. still awesome, tho, lol

    • anonymouse197

      was hoping for june 15th, my bday xD
      oh well, pretty close

  • Keith

    Haha. Now I have 2 Zelda games on pre-order! This (or, I will soon) and Skyward Sword. <3 Along with Star Fox 64 3D coming and lost month Pokemon B/W…this…this is truly the year of the "N". ๐Ÿ˜€

    • dark_link121

      very much so, my friend

      • anonymouse197

        you are really wealthy

  • Punnutty

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss!!!!!!! If Nintendo had to make us wait any longer…. hang on this is OOT3D most of us have beat OOT on the N64, Gamecube or Wii, WHAT ABOUT SKYWARD SWORD, I want to play something new not a fudge pancake remake.

    • MoronOfTime

      Of the best game ever made…?

      • Punnutty

        MoronOfTime honestly on the 10nth anniversary of Majora's Mask people say it's better than Ocarina Of Time.

        • MoronOfTime

          If you look at the statistics such as the fact that OOT is in Guinness World Records for being the highest rated game ever made, as well as several gaming polls and a BBC news article, you can safely say that OOT is statistically a better game.

    • Shadowknight1

      A remake that not only has better graphics, but smoother animations, 3D effects, AND the Master Quest!

      • Glaceon

        I agree Punnutty, I don't really have any interest nor the 300 dollars to play this game. From what I can tell too, the graphics look mostly the same, Link and a few other things are all that has changed. Let's hope SS comes out soon……

  • cloverplayer

    wow everybody watch out there's that troll voting everybody down again… I'll make it even ๐Ÿ˜›

    • cloverplayer

      now there are two of them!

  • Casual Vader

    Argh! I need to save my money so I can get a 3DS and this game! I also need to send my Wii in to get it fixed so it'll play discs again before Skyward Sword comes out.

    • dark_link121

      feel the same way, btw, what happened to your wii?

      • Casual Vader

        I don't know. I was playing Twilight Princess again and it just stopped. Then it wouldn't read any discs any more.

        • dark_link121

          odd

  • Brandon

    Get Skyward sword, and then buy the original OoT on virtual console, No matter what somebody says, Skyward is so much more important than a remake of OoT.

    On another Note, Since OoT 3D is coming sooner than we expected, Maybe Skyward sword will too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • jameslieb1

    It says E 10 + as its rating but then says 3D mode for ages 7 and up. Wait, why does it matter what age you are to play in 3D mode?

    • GorCoronSumo

      Because for some reason 3D is more appropriate? That is weird…

      • MoronOfTime

        It probably has something to do with damaging your eyes or something :

        • deku_link530

          Do none of you know that the 3d on the 3ds is detrimental to childrens eyes. Children's eyes haven't developed enough yet to look at stuff in stereoscopic 3d. It can do permanent damage if they look at the screen. Nintendo has even put out a warning about it. That was a huge negative for the system considering that children are a huge audience for them.

          Either way I don't care if the game does damage eyes I will play the crap out of it and go blind by it's awesomeness.

          • Zelda/Sheik

            It's not that it's detrimental to their eyes, it's because nintendos afraid of getting sued, should parents go head and let their children use it and whine about problems their kids are having. In fact their was according to yahoo.com a children's eye doctor (or some kind of child's doctor) who was actually telling parents to ignore nintendos warning and let kids use the 3D anyway as it might help detect eye problems sooner than later (not cause them). It was also said somewhere that not much research has been done on how 3D effects children but plenty on adults (which I'm assuming meant all adult research has concluded that it's safe.)
            So, that's what I've heard.

    • Icy

      Actually, that cover was not made with the intention of ESRB's rating. They stamped a stupid E10+ while Nintendo intends for 2D to be for all ages and 3D to be fore ages 7+, meaning 3D can be more frightening.
      At least, that's how I interpret it.

  • LinkLover

    Is that really the cover of the game??

    • cuju

      yes…

  • Icy

    You guys are slowww, I've known this for 48 hours already. xD
    J/k
    Cannot wait!!

  • Hooblah

    Darnit! The day RIGHT AFTER my birthday! I'll have to spend my own money to get it. Rats.

    • mcdude910

      Ask for money for your Birthday.

  • atruefan

    wow it's kinda sad how these "Zelda fans" don't want an HD remake of possibly the best Zelda game ever made. -_- real great fan base "thumbs up"

    • Keith

      gee, how would it change the game? :/

    • dark_link121

      ?

  • Dege ofTime

    I'm so ready for the release. Graphics look fantastic.

  • fantasysign

    June 19th = day of awesomeness

  • Scrivs

    can't they just give us a smidgen of a hint of a release date for Skyward Sword?

    • deku_link530

      They did… they said "after OoT" hahaha.

  • Dege ofTime

    can I have it now? please

  • Chuggaaconroy Fan

    Let's just hope that a few days before release, Nintendo doesn't play the Song of Time to go back to the first day.

    • Junior

      lmao good one good one

  • Can't you report for all countries, it's not just about the US you know. Also, I love this site like crazy but the news is too slow, check nintendo3dsblog.com or 3dsbuzz.com for news to add here.

    • Sorry for the double post but also tons of new screenshots are out now.

  • meowwwme

    Love the Box art. A little suprized by the inclusion of the lyre or harp though…interesting.

    • cloverplayer

      looks like the one in skyward sword AND shieks at the same time ๐Ÿ˜›

  • spirittracksmaster

    the Cover art and the release date wonderfull! no delay too!

  • dark_link121

    O.O…is that the real case, if so…….ITS FREAKING AWESOME

  • Xbolt853

    Yes! finally but wat if i go on vacation early? ruhh wat is my problem but i dont have cash for it anyway ill hope skyward sword doesnt cost to much

  • Lixord

    I live in Norway in Europe. Can anyone know where i can pre-order the game to norway???

    Can not wait!!!!!!!

    • Lixord

      *Do anyone know, i mean…

      • Genshai

        I dont think anyone has announced a date yet, but hopefuly for you it will be around the same time =)

    • OllieRaiden

      Just wait for the EU release, we're getting it two days earlier ๐Ÿ˜€

  • anonymouse197

    LATE news. This was announced a day or two before this post

    • genshai

      Sorry the web masters dont spend every second on this site. They dont get paid for this you know? be glad they run this site.

  • Aww, guess my mother will have to wait to get her birthdaypresent this year, because OOT3D comes the day before her birthday n_n too bad, mother <3

    ehehe, kiddin. it's always dad who is buying her birthdaypresents….. and all my games , lol

  • Punnutty

    Why can't it be released for the Wii better or same graphics and you should be able to use the Skyward Sword control sceme.

    • Keith

      Because its being used to get more 3DS' sold?

      • Punnutty

        Keith you have bested me, for that I will give you a thumbs up.

  • ShadowLinkFunnyFan

    19TH!????!!!!! THE 19TH???!!!!! I HAVE TO WAIT A WHOLE 2 MORE WEEKS!!!???? ARRRGGGHHH!!!!