The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has told Nintendo fans on Miiverse that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in development straight after they had completed work on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Aonuma explained that the team have been working on the game since June 2011 and they would have loved to have been able to reveal it sooner, but they wanted to make sure it was polished before announcing it.
“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was actually in development almost immediately after we finished working on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which was released in June of 2011. So although we’ve been working on the game for quite some time, we didn’t want to say it was being developed until we were at a point where we could proudly say that this is not going to be just another remake and that it’s going to be worth your time. For a while now, when fans from Japan and around the world would ask me if we were working on a Majora’s Mask remake, I would silently plead in my heart, thinking, “Please wait a bit longer!”
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has revealed that Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto from the acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be playable in Hyrule Warriors. You can check out the tiny scan which showcases the beloved characters, above.
The official Xbox Twitter account has tweeted about The Legend of Zelda, asking its followers to select their absolute favorite installment in Nintendo’s beloved adventure series. The tweet was accompanied by a video, in which an Xbox employee briefly explains why The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is his favorite game of all time.
The twin sorceress sisters from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Kotake and Koume will be featured in the upcoming fighting game’s Gerudo Valley stage. The two grannies, collectively known as Twinrova, were ultimately defeated by Link, who discovered a way to turn their power against them with the Mirror Shield. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is scheduled to launch this year.
Listen! Legend of Zelda site Zelda Informer has made yet another impressive find, with this majestic Ocarina of Time skin cover for 2DS that’s currently selling on Amazon. The scratch resistant skin comes in three non-sticky pieces that can simply be peeled off the console and replaced at will. The item retails for only $8.99 plus shipping, and is sold by Skinhub, a company that specializes in these types of items. A 3DS version is also available.
Nintendo Europe has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is available for download at the reduced price of £19,99 for one week, starting today,
Nintendo-related material was at the London 2012 Olympics, which is taking place right now. Firstly, the Nintendo 3DS made a cameo appearance at the opening ceremony on July 28th. Secondly, Olympics Gymnast Elsa Garcia performed to familiar tunes from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Garcia is apparently a lifelong gamer and chose to perform to this particular music because she is a fan of the series. Garcia is happy that gamers recognized her performance and wants to get more people involved with gymnastics. Garcia compares herself to the Link, the Hero of Time, by saying she is never going to give up on her quest.
“I’m surprised that so many people have recognized the song. It’s a win-win situation. I like the fact that gamers want more people to recognize beautiful game soundtracks and I want more people to get involved in gymnastics.”
“I thought of Link running around through the forest, mountains, caves, and how agile he is, it was funny to think that I was doing something similar but in my own way. I liked what it reminded me of: the whole concept of never giving up on my quest.”