Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Interview

sábado, 22 de octubre de 2011 , Posted by admin at 17:47

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Interview

Released for Nintendo’s 3DS on June 2011, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D met critical success, yet it didn’t make as big an impression among gamers as it did 12 years ago. Still, even more than a decade later, Ocarina of Time is still one of the best games one can play from Nintendo’s storied back catalog.

Even though the game came out more than three months ago, I was curious as to why they decided to remake the timeless classic. And why they decided to make it for the 3DS and not the Wii or the upcoming Wii U. I got in contact with Nintendo of America to discuss the details of the remake for the 3DS. Check out the full interview after the break.

JTM Games: Why did you choose to remake the game on the Nintendo 3DS? Why not Wii or the Wii U?

Nintendo of America: Well, the 3DS offers some really great graphical components that really helped remaster the game into a brand new experience for gamers. Ocarina Of Time was obviously one of the most beloved games of all time and our developers thought it would be perfect for that platform to really further immerse gamers into that world of Hyrule.

JTM Games: What new features or game modes were you most excited to have in the transition from Nintendo 64 to the Nintendo 3DS?

Nintendo of America: The game was completely remastered; it was a graphical overhaul so all the graphics, all the backgrounds, the character models, basically everything was updated for the Nintendo 3DS. Of course, the game is completely done in 3D without glasses so that’s a really cool addition to the series.

And then, we decided to add the Master Quest to the game as well. After you beat Ocarina of Time, you unlock and are able to play the Master Quest which flip flops the dungeons. This new mode makes the game a lot more difficult so it’s a pretty much a brand new experience. Basically, with Ocanrina of Time 3DS, you get two games in one.

JTM Games: Did you add any new weapons or abilities compared to the first game?

Nintendo of America: There’s no new weapons in the game because it stays true to the first game, but what’s really great is that the 3DS has two screens, so the bottom screen, the menu screen is now much easier; so if everyone remembers that water temple level where you had to change your boots and it was really really annoying? Now it’s just one touch to do all that.

A lot of the control schemes have been updated, Also we’ve implemented the gyro controls into some of the elements in the game so you have Link’s slingshot, you can move it around and aim using the gyro sensor; same with the bow and arrow.

JTM Games: Are there going to be other Legend of Zelda game remakes(Majora’s Mask etc…) coming to the 3DS?

Nintendo of America: We haven’t announced anything about that, but we do have the 25th Anniversary of Zelda this year so we are coming out with The Four Swords, Link’s Awakening has already been released on the Virtual console, we have Skyward Sword coming out for the Wii on November 20th, but nothing else announced on the 3DS.

If you have a Nintendo 3DS, you should definitely pick this game up. It’s a really fun remake that adds a great number of additions and tweaks that enhances the classic Ocarina of Time and brings it to the modern times.

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