To cut to the chase, the price and launch date for the Nintendo 3DS was just announced. The launch date is set for March 27, 2011. The price will be $249. There will be a hefty amount of games released between the launch date and E3, not all of which have been listed. An educated guess would assume that Ocarina of Time 3DS will be included in that window.
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In a Chinese factory a few days ago, one of the workers decided to steal one of the prototype 3DS systems being made there. He (or she) then took it home and took numerous photographs and a video of it. You can see the pictures below.
It was a very gutsy move to do this, and you gotta appreciate it! Thank you, random Chinese factory worker! Now let’s just hope that Nintendo doesn’t bear any resemblance to Apple.1
It seems that Nintendo’s breakthrough system, the 3DS, is going to be hazardous to children under the age of six. Nintendo’s website provides a warning:
“Vision of children under the age of 6 (is in) the developmental stage. The Nintendo 3DS, including 3-D movies and television, delivers 3-D images with different left and right eye images,” which “has a potential impact on the growth of children’s eyes.”
Apparently, Nintendo also provides a warning for all gamers, stating that users should take breaks every 30 minutes or when they feel sick. The 3DS is also going to come with a slider used to tone the level of depth of the 3D images so it can be decreased or even reduced to 2D for those whose eyes can’t handle the intensity of 3D. It will also come with a parental safety setting which can force the system into 2D mode so it will be safer for younger gamers.
Seems like Nintendo’s thought this system out. Still can’t wait to see the 3DS itself come out!
After quite a few debates for the last 18 or so hours, we can finally announce that it’s official; There will be an Ocarina of Time remake for the 3DS. To the right, you’ll see the final image which we’ve uncovered (though none of these pics are really “special secrets” anymore). However, we must let some of the hopes dwindle a bit; It’s not confirmed that it will be the full version of “Ocarina of Time”. Nintendo is still playing around with it, and using it to test the functionality of the system.
According to Kotaku, Ocarina of Time 3D is “like a few other 3DS titles shown off so far is merely a tech demo for the new hardware”. However, it sound like the head honchos at the big “N” are so desiring to have this full game on the NIntendo 3DS, so maybe it will come true. You can view the official news on Nintendo’s E3 site. Once there, click on “Nintendo Titles”.
We hope that you’re still excited, as we sure are. Also, as a side-note, if Ocarina of Time does make it to the 3DS, we’ll be covering the game right here, at Zelda in my Pocket.
I may have some unpleasant news for all fans everywhere, as I was just browsing Amazon and got curious to see if they had any information on the distribution of Skyward Sword, and it states that Skyward Sword will be released “on” December 31, 2011.
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This has not been officially confirmed by Nintendo mind you (and they make note of this on the page as well saying “The price and release date on this pre-order game have not been confirmed at this time. Pre-orders will be covered pre-order price guarantee”), and Nintendo seems to indicate that only minor things remain to be done as the game is for the most part finished, which would make one think that at latest they would only take until perhaps this time next year. However, Amazon gives a definite release date for the title (and it’s very unlike them to give a definite date for something unless they are fairly certain it is true), making one wonder how they came by this date or if it is just a guess on Amazon’s part. It makes one wonder why they say “on” and not “by” December 31, 2011. Let’s hope that the latter is the case and that maybe we’ll get it by Valentine’s Day of next year, because I can think of many people who are going to be very angry if this amazing game that’s, to use Nintendo’s own words, for the most part finished is going to take an additional year and a half before they release it for our enjoyment. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this is not the case, but Amazon gives a definite date of December 31, 2011, meaning we could potentially be waiting for this game for an even longer delay than we had for Twilight Princess. Hopefully they are just leaving the entire year open for whenever Nintendo announces, but we will have to see.
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