Ocarina of Time 3D to feature Boss Challenge, mirrored Master Quest and video tutorials

Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D may be coming a little late to the 3DS' launch party, but at least it'll be bringing a few extra goodies to make up for lost time. Grezzo Games, the studio appointed by Nintendo to handle the extra-dimensional remake, has announced a few new features which will add a little extra spice to the 12-year-old classic.

The first of the newly confirmed add-ons is a Boss Challenge mode, wherein players can battle the dungeon bosses individually or in a successive battle royale tournament ending with (insert dramatic music) Ganondorf. This mode will be activated at an undisclosed point in the game, and was added as an 'extra treat' to those who may already have played the game countless times before.

Nintendo also revealed some incoming changes to the game's previously announced Master Quest; a harder, mixed-up version of the original which was nixed from the N64 release. In today's presser, it said Ocarina of Time 3D's Master Quest will be a 'mirrored' version of its previous incarnation and include new enemy placements. Essentially, it's an alternate version of the alternative version. Whoa.

In addition to these extra gameplay features, Grezzo Games will help newbies get acquainted with Hyrule via pop-up guide videos similar to to those slotted into New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

New modes, new graphics, a new dimension and a little extra help. Is it enough to convince 3DS fans to buy into a full-priced remake? Who are we kidding, Grezzo had fans at “Zelda.”

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for the 3DS arrives on June 19th.

[Source: Nintendo World Report]

Apr 19, 2011

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  • Bawheidbob - April 20, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    If it came with a brain information extractor that could suck out the facts in my head that tells me i played and completed this game 10/15+ years ago then i might be interested.
  • super0sonic - April 20, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    Oh wow it does have Master Quest i might get this after all.
  • shawksta - April 20, 2011 4:46 a.m.

    I second what db1331 says, Unless your all young gamers, How the F******CK did you never play the original!?!? as seth Mcfarlane would say "HOLY SHIT" Their making Master quest a REAL alternative, AWESOME!
  • vincentdarkwood - April 19, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    Nope sir, it's not enough
  • db1331 - April 19, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    How in the hell have people never played the original? Good lord. What have you been doing with your lives?
  • Ilyere - April 19, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    Agreed with WTeen8, I too have never played the original... When this comes out, it will be reason enough for me to get a 3DS. Along with Kid Icarus.
  • Fafnir - April 19, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    @Z-man427 I hope you are right. Nintendo should also make a master quest mode for Majoras Mask.
  • therawski - April 19, 2011 8:13 p.m.

    @db1331 Hey, Listen!
  • WTeen8 - April 19, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    I'm a poor soul who has never played the original, I need a 3DS.
  • WillisTron - April 19, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    Can't wait :) I tried to resist to make the experience fresh, but I recently started going through the game again on my Wii :P
  • mattrickhoffman - April 19, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    Yeah, not going to lie, this game is the entire reason I bought a 3DS. BUT! This makes me want to buy it even HARDER.
  • Z-man427 - April 19, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    For some reason, i take this to mean it will include the Master Quest as well as the Mirrored Master Quest. I know it doesn't say that, but it makes sense to me
  • db1331 - April 19, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    Was Navi ever really needed? I'm looking forward to playing the Master Quest, but I wish it wasn't mirrored. Every time I play a mirrored version of a game I know as well as Ocarina, just loading into a new zone or room makes my head hurt for that split second where my eyes and brain have an argument over how things should look.
  • claytonmiller - April 19, 2011 5:37 p.m.

    This just keeps getting better and better! I'm glad I reserved mine early.
  • Nap1400 - April 19, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    YES!!!! BOSS RUSH MODE FOR ZELDA!!!!! I'm sorry, but I absolutely LOVE boss rush modes. Maybe that's part of the reason I love Kirby so much. Oh, and tutorial videos? Does that mean Navi won't be needed as much?

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