Ocarina of Time 3DS – Details


When I learned that Ocarina of Time would be a title on the Nintendo 3DS my heard almost skipped a beat. I couldn’t believe that Nintendo would be releasing one of the greatest Zelda games in full glorious 3D.

During the Miyamoto-developer round table this evening; I managed to get my hands on a small preview of the game. The preview only showed the intro video, which seemed to have an improved framerate as well as some texture updates. Which can be slightly seen above.

During the round table Aonuma-san, was once very apologetic to the hardships of the water temple, saying that they will finally fix the problem with having to go into the menu to remove and equip the heavy-boots. Mentioning that it would be as easy as tapping the touch screen.

Overall: Ocraina of Time seemed to be a very impressive title and to show off the capabilities of the 3DS, and it really is one of those things you have to see in person.

An artist from New York. Will has been writing, designing, and loving video games since he was young. He has traveled across the United States, and parts of Canada in order to learn more about the world of gaming. After visiting E3 for the first time in 2009, he has vowed to return there and show off a game of his own. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, programming, and of course collecting video games.


  1. What is with Nintendo at E3 this year? I can’t keep up with the big/cool announcements. Last night I thought I saw everything, but OOT on the 3DS? I’m going to need a second job to keep up with everything I’ll have to buy.

    I’m glad to see a new Okami game too. Plus a new Kid Icarus? This E3 is insane.

  2. I’ve been in love with Zelda games since the first one and I can’t wait for this one :oD!

  3. MAN!! All I can say is WHHOOAAAA!!!!

    You guys don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for a portable version of Ocarina Of Time to hit DS. It’s better now that it’s gonna be on 3DS! AWESOME!! 😉

  4. I’m still in disbelief that they’re doing this. It makes me shiver, and then I’m unbelievably happy. I’m sold on the darned gadget regardless of whether the 3D works for me or not.

    Your heart skipped a beat so hard that you missed ‘t’ entirely and went for ‘d’ instead.

  5. Just like I said on Zelda Informer, I do not aprove of this…

    Here is why.
    To me Games made on the Mobile consoles and on the Home consoles; should remain on their respective console families via the download service. However exceptions can be made when it is jsut a onetime appearence on a console of the opposite type, however it should then only be accessed by that console…

    Nintendo has better things to do, then to transpose a game from one console to another…

    —Look in following comment for why I don’t nessessarily want a Oot remake—

  6. —Continued from above—
    —Also posted on Zelda Informer—

    I also will not accept a remake of Oot, unless they;
    – Upgrade the Graphics (Twilight Princess style, not Windwaker style graphics)
    – Upgrade the Map (Even cutting and pasting the TP map’s good enough, just fix Kakariko)
    – Upgrade the Music (Orchestrated)
    – Give Controller Variety
    (GameCube, WiiMote, WiiMote+MotionPlus, Balance-Board Controllers)
    – Fix all the Mistakes
    – Add the MasterQuest as a seperate difficulty level
    – Add a bonus level (Debateable, could just be Cave of Ordeals)

    However this all won’t matter to me if they cannot pull this off in a good remake…

    If all Nintendo does is transpose it, and slap slightly better textures on…

  7. One of my favorite games ever. I can’t wait to play it again.

  8. Why would they change a game regarded as the best of all time? 12+years since the original so many people will not have played it, and many want to enjoy it all again, with the bonus of 3d

  9. I do believe I just shat myself.

  10. @N64 Games FTW

    Cool, but it’s happening anyway. Go boycott Nintendo.

  11. Sure, I’ll buy the best game of all time in portable 3D form with updated textures and controls. Who the hell wouldn’t?

    I still hope they add new material as they did when they ported Mario 64 to the DS, but the above screenshot already looks like an improvement to me (hope someone produces a side-by-side comparison soon.)

  12. Looks like more than just texture updates. The models are different too.