As many of you know, the 3DS will hit sometime soon in early 2011. As we get closer to the release date, you can expect to hear a lot of rumors floating around, the latest of which would be that the highly anticipated remake of Ocarina of Time for the 3DS will be bundled with the console itself.
According to an employee working at Gamestop, there will be a “3DS with some sort of Zelda title” bundle for the console’s release, and the game it most likely would be is Ocarina of Time 3DS since it was the only Zelda game announced for that console. Just a reminder is that the bundle could be a little cheaper compared to buying both the 3DS console and the actual game separately.
However, at the moment there is no official announcement from Nintendo, even though it is common for Nintendo to bundle games with hardware (remember Mario Kart DS?). Until we learn the actual release date for the 3DS on January 19th, take all of this with a grain of salt – any bundle or number of bundles could exist or be planned for the 3DS’s release.
A side note worth mentioning: Gamestop has just begun taking pre-orders for the 3DS system in the US for $50. You can head to your local Gamestop if you plan on pre-ordering the console to guarantee you’ll have it, or you could wait until the official announcement for the price and release date next month during Nintendo’s 3DS preview event, which we all hope that it would showcase details and information of other titles like Skyward Sword.