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As if there weren’t already enough reasons to be excited about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, we now know of another new feature to be included in the game – a first in the Legend of Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is now set to include a boss rush, or boss challenge mode, that will be unlocked after reaching a certain point in Link’s quest to save Hyrule.

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This boss rush mode will allow players to once again face any previously defeated bosses in their adventure. It will also have the option of a continuous battle mode, which involves facing all of the unlocked bosses in one giant, continuous battle. It’s unsure at this point if completing this mode will unlock any new extras in the game, but it’s nice for Nintendo to include a nice little extra to entertain us with. Including a boss rush mode is going to make The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D not only a game to sit down and play for long stints of time, but also a great quick pick-up-and-play title for short bus rides and the like.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is also going to include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest version of the game, a more challenging game mode with revamped dungeons and temples. Master Quest on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is going to be a mirrored version, much like how The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was mirrored for the Wii, which will give more experienced players a little more of a challenge.

Finally, for the less experienced Legend of Zelda fans, Nintendo has decided to include a set of tutorial videos to get new players started in Hyrule. These videos will be optional, so the older Legend of Zelda fans won’t be forced to watch, but will offer some guidance to new fans of the series. The videos will provide hints on how to solve puzzles that players will encounter on their adventure. It’s a lot like a virtual strategy guide.

With Nintendo adding so many new features to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, it’s looking like it’s going to be a title to pick up on its release date for a lot of Legend of Zelda fans, old and new. So go to Gamestop, Best Buy, or wherever you shop for games and reserve your copy now! And as always let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Life, Nintendo 3DS Blog