Great! Many new things to choose from!

If you have read the latest “Iwata Asks” feature we posted earlier, you probably would have spotted a few interesting things that could have caught your attention. More specifically, the quote below:


“Well, I feel that I’ve started to understand, little by little, what makes Ocarina of Time special. Of course, the Nintendo 3DS version of Ocarina of Time is crammed with interesting things that weren’t in the Nintendo 64 version, but we’ll wait to talk about those the release.”
Satoru Iwata

More after the Jump!

Iwata mentions that the upcoming 3D remake of Ocarina of Time is crammed with interesting things; in other words, the game includes not only a few extra features, but is full of many new things. The statement confirms that Ocarina of Time 3D will contain a lot of new content besides the graphical enhancements made to the game! The game is currently scheduled for a June 2011 release, so expect to hear more about the title sometime after the 3DS launch, which is happening on March 27th, or expect to hear more most likely before E3, which will take place June 7th – 9th. Mark your calendars!

Would the new things added to the game possibly be a few extra dungeons, newer side quests, or more items? What other new features or elements would you expect or hope to see added to the game? Tell us what you think will be included with Ocarina of Time 3D in the commenst below!




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  • ZeldaFan

    Could Be Use of AR Cards…

  • Beer and Zelda

    I just crammed my pants reading this.

    • Chief

      As did I…

      • cresent soul

        ah, yep, I did too. And I bet everyone else did too.

        • Punnutty

          Ha I'm on the bog so I didn't yes.

  • xosgni

    I was wondering why they wouldn't do this. I was led to believe nothing new would be added….. BY JASON!!!!

    But anyway, I hope they add more content to the game that makes it more rewarding to play as young Link, even after gaining the Master Sword, gaining the Eye of Truth and playing the Spirit Temple as a kid. It would also be pretty awesome if there was some post-game goodness after the credits or something.

    I also hope that, perhaps in Master Quest, they add some new attack moves to the repertoires of some of the bosses to keep the battles fresh.

    this is what I'm talking about! REBIRTH OF A GAME.

  • Poed

    Best idea from Nintendo since OOT 😀

  • CAN't WAIT!

  • bobbby

    I really really hope that he means actual new content and not just graphical upgrades or motion gimmicks. But I'm not to worried as nintendo rarely dissapoints.

    • I second that. Could be what they think is new content and a lot of it but it could just be very minor to gimmicks or enhancements.

    • cresent soul

      I wouldn't think "cramming" a game with stuff would in anyway infer just graphical updates. This is a strong sign that there has to be at least a small bit of new content. How much is another question all together and we'll only figure that out when we play the game.

      • bobbby

        Exactly. But what I mean is if they think that new stuff is only in the category of graphics and gimmicks, then we're screwed. But like you said, there is a strong chance of new content.

  • Callin

    I wonder if we'll be seeing any of the unused OOT beta content actually reappearing on the 3DS. Like the Unicorn Fountain, sword beams, perhaps the stuff originally planned for the N64DD?

    • Alessandra

      ‎"New things" as I read on your link, it is making me wonder if those "new things" means that Link might be able to use the medallions that he receives in the game? I remember recalling that the EARLY stages of this game for the N64, Link was able to use a medallion as an item since it was shown in the screenshots, so I wonder if he'll be learning new magic? This should be quite interesting. Sword beams would look interesting in this game if it was added but we'll see.

      • Callin

        I'm pretty sure those medallions were just Link's way of teleporting to each temple. Then they added the Ocarina which did the same thing, so the medallions got scrapped.

        • Mina

          If they were for teleporting, then that would mean the Fire Medallion would've warped you to the Shadow Temple. The platform where you use Din's Fire to light all the torches to open the door of the Shadow Temple has the symbol of the Fire Medallion on it, which would suggest the Fire Medallion probably had the same effect as Din's Fire.

          It still remains in the final game, so I would assume removing the effects of the Medallions was a very late decision.

    • majorasmaslfan

      hope fully ura zelda

  • joshua

    i want them to make the ice arrows useful and not just a crap item that would be very nice

    • Bobby Emerald

      And maybe usable medallions. I wonder what the Spirit Medallion would do, if they were usable.

    • MrFlox888

      The ice arrows are optional. I thought they were useful a year ago when I 1st discovered their existence.

  • Poe Princess Mara

    As long as they don't change the storyline, I'm happy! 🙂

    • Considering it's epic storyline I doubt Nintendo would ever change it.

  • NAR

    They should totally put unicorn fountain in!!!! O_O that would be totally wicked!!! ><

  • aeolus9812

    I'm sure there will be more games, maybe sidequests, maybe even references to other games (please no Tingle…) It would be cool if they included some of the MM masks in the Mask Shop. Maybe not to transform, but just to have

    • They already do……………..ZORA'S MASK!!!!!!!!! (Only if you did the Biggoron Quest though.

  • The Triforce wielder

    I like the idea of using the medallions. More side quests will be awesome!!

    • dragonchi26

      That concept was the foremost thing I wanted in that game, I hope your right.

  • I thought they weren't going to put a lot of new content in? I'm not complaining but this seems contradictory from what they said before.

  • EDracon

    may I ask why you guys are posting zelda news up to a week late?

    • From what I've heard, the site is low on staff.

  • Korok12

    Considering maybe Iwata wasn't aware that David Young revealed the existence of Master Quest, he could have been refering to that as well as the new camera angles in cutscenes and gameplay. I really wish for the opposite though. If something new for the post game like new abilities or dungeons that lead into Majoras Mask's storyline make the cut, that would be awesome :p

  • CEObrainz

    This is making the games as fresh as the original. Thank you Nintendo. They deserve a Nobel Prize or a gaming equivalent.

    • vick

      you have to do something noble to get a nobel prize , dip shit

      • OoTWizard

        They did, dumb frick

  • Nice to hear, just hope it is true and not just many minor things, though that'd be nice. On a side note… not related but Zelda related and I know you all know it, still, it gives me goosebumps when I watch this, especially at 15 seconds.

  • Rapist of Time

    I think it's great that Zelda is being crammed with new things..
    More rape at 11. And 11 means Zelda Dungeon.

    • prada

      lol…that is…hilarious!

  • I have a lot to say on this :). One is that maybe "crammed with new things" meant that he was confirming Master Quest officially. Two is that they couldn't add a new dungeon without affecting the storyline and then it wouldn't be titled the as the same game anymore. Three is that I WOULD LOVE MORE SIDE QUESTS! The Ocarina of Time side quests are not anything like Majora's Mask's and I would love to see a lot more (maybe something where you actually help the characters in need like the Kafei and Anju quest). AND FOURTH!(this has to do with the side quest part) MAKE A SIDE QUEST THAT ACTUALLY MAKES THE ICE ARROWS USEFUL!!!!!!!! Last but not least, it would be the bomb if they made the soundtrack orchestrated (having heard all of the music on ZREO :).

    • Oh! But if they added the light temple, it wouldn't drastically affect the story as there IS a light medallion.

    • Johaun348

      Having orchestrated music would be good, but I really enjoyed listening to the original in the demos.

  • Hey guys. At the very end of Ocarina of Time, when it says The End, if you waited five minutes did anyone hear the Ocarina of Time playing really fast with every single note? Just curious becuase that happened to me and I thought my game was haunted or had a weird glitch.

    • zeldafan4040

      Yeah mine does that too…and then Ganon shows up and Link has to stop him all over again and then I get to go on a quest to obtain the triforce!! 🙂

    • It's whatever song you played to the scarecrow.

      • …..Well then that explains a lot! Thanks!

  • prada

    I want more Sidequests! more gimme more gimme more…if you love us give us more

    • majorasmaslfan

      hopefully theyll give us ura zelda the unreleased expanshion to oot

  • Cody Gee

    Hopefully some of the things they put in the final version is some closure for some side quests.

  • Silver Scale

    The 3DS doesn't appear to have a rumble feature, so what'll they have in place of the Stone of Agony?

    • An Answerer

      They could do a lot of things like make the image shake or have a sparkle when you're over it and make a sound or something. They could just take it out too, it's a relatively unknown and unused item that doesn't do that much for you.

      • MrFlox888

        Imagine the screen shaking like a earthquake…creepy…

  • dark_link121

    are you joking around, or are you being real?!

  • GenoKID

    It seems to me that we generally want new sidequests and additional gimmicks, without really altering the original game. I'm for it too. So I think they'll deliver. Nintendo is pretty good at estimating their consumers.

  • Near

    I would like to have the Triforce (all three of them) as an equipable item.

    • MrFlox888

      If you can do that you will be immortal and probably be a GOD.

  • MrFlox888

    Shut the hell up! I hope your fag mother gets raped by Ganon!!!

  • zeldafan4040

    How bout a nice big cup of SHUT THE HELL UP!!?? 🙂 …. BITCH!

  • zeldafan4040

    I think we'll finally be able to obtain the triforce!!!

    • Subrosian

      I've always STRONGLY doubted that the Triforce is a physical object… I don't care if Link saw it in LttP and the Oracle games. It's just a representation of the goddesses…

      • T Dave

        Played Wind Waker recently?

      • No, the Triforce is, in fact, a physical object, but more like energy than anything. (spoilers) It becomes a physical object in Wind Waker, if you've seen the ending.

        In OoT, you only have the Triforce of Courage the whole time, although we've seen it as an object in cutscenes so it's hinted that it actually is. When Ganondorf touched it and unleashed his evil forces on the denizens of Hyrule and became the King of Evil, the Triforce split and scattered as energy, with Courage and Wisdom finding homes within Link and Zelda, respectfully. The pieces don't ever get the chance to take physical form again, although Ganondorf mentions that the pieces "are resonating…" when you encounter him in his tower.

  • Slender Man

    This made my whole day. I'm going to have to get a 3DS now.

  • Looks like I was wrong after all! Hope we get new sidequests and/or dungeons, maybe even new weapons! Maybe…we'll even finally be able to beat that g*****n running man this time around! >=)

    • Punnutty

      Did you know that there is a song called Running man by Jimmy Nail.

  • Mirrorr

    More sheik! That would be cool.

  • Mirrorr

    MORE SHEIK!!!!

    • Punnutty

      Design its aweaome.

      • Punnutty

        awesome oops.

  • BGS

    I sort of suspect that maybe (just maybe) they'll add something to the storyline that will connect to Skyward Sword. Nothing drastic. Maybe it'll be a new ruin in the desert. To us it will look very new, but once SS is released, we'll be like "Oh so this is where Skyloft landed" or something like that

  • lmar3607

    Yes!!!!!!!!! i was hoping they would do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you Nintendo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • goronbot

    youre the mother beeper

  • Tsubasa_zero

    I would guess more Cameo in there, references to all previous games.

  • Hmmmm…..idk, maybe the TRIFORCE??? >.< & I agree, that unicorn fountain is sick looking. I'm just stoked that the music sounds updated!

  • Mickey

    Maybe Fado will actually get a subplot now?

    PFFFF. Sweet!

  • GoingBonkz

    Did you guys forget about URA Zelda? And all those beta features?

  • The shop theme from Ocarina of Time is in my head now. 😀

  • Punnutty

    Don't you mean Zelda sucks giant triforce lollipop, In other totaly unrelated news Ganondorf threatens Hyrule with a note that says "Give up the magical sucker" we the writers of The Hyruler think he means Link.

  • jonnah

    i really think it looks really cool cant wait to but my hands on it it looks all really cool

  • Jason S. Stratos

    I just creamed myself dude. I just creamed myself.

  • cscs