Fans of the wonderful The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be pleased to know that the game will be released on the Wii U Virtual Console in the United States tomorrow. The game will be added as part of the weekly Nintendo Downloads and deserves to be played if you haven’t had the opportunity yet. If you’re in Europe you can download it from the eShop, if you haven’t already.
Good news for Zelda fans as Nintendo UK has tweeted that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console this Thursday. Nintendo of America has yet to announce when the critically acclaimed game will arrive on the North American Wii U eShop, but hopefully it shouldn’t be too long. Many were surprised by the news, as one would have thought that they were still trying to push the Nintendo 3DS version.
Popular video game importing website Play-Asia has apparently told a customer that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has been discontinued by Nintendo and they will no longer be stocking copies of the game. The retailer suggests that gamers download the critically acclaimed game via the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
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.