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More Content For Ocarina of Time 3D: Boss Challenge Mode

Because you need another reason to play this industry-definer all over again.


While some of us (read: me) patiently wait for a 3D version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, otherwise known as the very best of the 3D Zelda games, I've been following Nintendo's tweaks to the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. The newest addition, Boss Challenge Mode, comes courtesy of a quiet announcement from Nintendo of Europe. 

There aren't many surprises to Boss Challenge Mode, though. What you're reading is, basically, what you get. Outside of the main adventure, players can tackle Ocarina of Time 3D's many monstrous bosses, either in one-off varieties or marathon back-to-back challenges. 

No new bosses, apparently.

Ocarina of Time 3D also comes with the New Game Plus-like Master Quest mode, which changes the location of enemies and items—and flips the entire world around. As if 3D wasn't confusing enough... 

Look for Link's first sans-glasses 3D adventure on June 19th. Patrick Klepek on Google+
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Posted by patrickklepek

While some of us (read: me) patiently wait for a 3D version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, otherwise known as the very best of the 3D Zelda games, I've been following Nintendo's tweaks to the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. The newest addition, Boss Challenge Mode, comes courtesy of a quiet announcement from Nintendo of Europe. 

There aren't many surprises to Boss Challenge Mode, though. What you're reading is, basically, what you get. Outside of the main adventure, players can tackle Ocarina of Time 3D's many monstrous bosses, either in one-off varieties or marathon back-to-back challenges. 

No new bosses, apparently.

Ocarina of Time 3D also comes with the New Game Plus-like Master Quest mode, which changes the location of enemies and items—and flips the entire world around. As if 3D wasn't confusing enough... 

Look for Link's first sans-glasses 3D adventure on June 19th.
Edited by Megasoum

Sweet


Edit: Oh god I finally got the quest! Awesome. 

About the actual game, I am impressed by the graphical quality of the game and I've been wanting to do another playthrough of OCC for a while now. I'm not gonna buy a 3DS just for that but still...
Posted by Mads76

boo ya!

Posted by Garadon

Pretty cool to have the ultimate version of one of the best games of all time in your pocket.    

Posted by Wrighteous86

Nice to hear from a fellow Majora's Mask fan. Represent!

Posted by C0V3RT
Posted by patrickklepek

Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 


(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
Posted by C0V3RT
@patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
You're not wrong!
Posted by Wes899
@C0V3RT said:
" @patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
You're not wrong! "
Posted by yoshimitz707
@Wes899
@C0V3RT said:
" @patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
You're not wrong! "
YES, SOMEONE AT GB FINALLY GETS IT!
Edited by shadyspace

While some of us (read: me) patiently wait for a3D version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, otherwise known as the very best of the 3D Zelda games


 Klepek working hard to impress on these first articles. Liking it!
Posted by Mento

Time's definitely been kinder to Majora's Mask. There's been a dozen Zelda games in the Ocarina of Time mold, before and after, but only one as darkly creative as MM. Seriously, the music alone still gives me chills.

Moderator
Posted by FreakAche
@patrickklepek said:
" While some of us (read: me) patiently wait for a 3D version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, otherwise known as the very best of the 3D Zelda games... "
I found a typo. You spelled The Wind Waker incorrectly. Seriously though, welcome to the wonderful world of Giant Bomb! I expect several great articles to come!
Posted by MegaMetaTurtle
@patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"

Thought I was the only one :D Though I have played all the GB/DS ones too...

Also, New Game Plus? Sounds a lot like Master Quest to me...
Posted by Video_Game_King

I'd say that this isn't what I was expecting of Patrick, but what am I to expect of this story? Even he admits that it amounts to, "So...yea." after you read the headline.

Posted by Mexican_Brownie

Patrick knows whats up. Majora's Mask is the superior game :3

Any extra content for Ocarina 3DS is good news.

Posted by ryanlevel

I'm glad Master Quest is in there.

Posted by stalefishies
@patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
I wouldn't say best Zelda, but it's certainly the case that, if there's ever a time when I feel like playing a Zelda game, it's usually MM that's causing it. Most interesting Zelda, perhaps?
Posted by sixpin
@MegaMetaTurtle said:
" @patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
Thought I was the only one :D Though I have played all the GB/DS ones too...Also, New Game Plus? Sounds a lot like Master Quest to me... "
LttP is my favorite. I haven't really enjoyed any of the 3D Zelda games as much as the older 2D ones. Minish Cap on GBA was pretty good too.
Posted by Robot_Sneakers

Flipping the world around actually sounds pretty interesting, I'll have to give that a shot

Posted by I_smell

You must be WAY INTO Zelda, cos I'd never call anything an "industry definer" and I just played Majora's Mask recently n it was REALLY difficult to get into.


It's cool that they're redoing all the graphics.

Posted by MegaMetaTurtle
@sixpin said:
" @MegaMetaTurtle said:
" @patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
Thought I was the only one :D Though I have played all the GB/DS ones too...Also, New Game Plus? Sounds a lot like Master Quest to me... "
LttP is my favorite. I haven't really enjoyed any of the 3D Zelda games as much as the older 2D ones. Minish Cap on GBA was pretty good too. "

I enjoyed LttP (and Minish Cap), just that Majoras has an atmosphere that I really liked. Really quite dark.

Guess I just enjoy the 3D games more than the 2D ones :S

Having said that, Twilight Princess is easily the worst Zelda game (not counting the Wand of Gamelon or whatever, etc).

(IMO)
Posted by sixpin
@MegaMetaTurtle said:
" @sixpin said:
" @MegaMetaTurtle said:
" @patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
Thought I was the only one :D Though I have played all the GB/DS ones too...Also, New Game Plus? Sounds a lot like Master Quest to me... "
LttP is my favorite. I haven't really enjoyed any of the 3D Zelda games as much as the older 2D ones. Minish Cap on GBA was pretty good too. "
I enjoyed LttP (and Minish Cap), just that Majoras has an atmosphere that I really liked. Really quite dark.Guess I just enjoy the 3D games more than the 2D ones :S Having said that, Twilight Princess is easily the worst Zelda game (not counting the Wand of Gamelon or whatever, etc).(IMO) "
Yeah, I didn't like Twilight Princess much at all. And I don't count those terrible Philips CDi games as proper Zelda titles, even if I've been unfortunate enough to play them.
Posted by Greatgrey

OH MY GOD Majoras Mask Love, I love Mr Klepek already, I thought I was the only one...

Edited by MegaMetaTurtle
@sixpin said:

" @MegaMetaTurtle said:

" @sixpin said:
" @MegaMetaTurtle said:
" @patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 
(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
Thought I was the only one :D Though I have played all the GB/DS ones too...Also, New Game Plus? Sounds a lot like Master Quest to me... "
LttP is my favorite. I haven't really enjoyed any of the 3D Zelda games as much as the older 2D ones. Minish Cap on GBA was pretty good too. "
I enjoyed LttP (and Minish Cap), just that Majoras has an atmosphere that I really liked. Really quite dark.Guess I just enjoy the 3D games more than the 2D ones :S Having said that, Twilight Princess is easily the worst Zelda game (not counting the Wand of Gamelon or whatever, etc).(IMO) "
Yeah, I didn't like Twilight Princess much at all. And I don't count those terrible Philips CDi games as proper Zelda titles, even if I've been unfortunate enough to play them. "
Have you actually played them? XD Jeez

Kind of want to out of morbid curiosity, but I don't think I could afford the counselling for my broken mind afterwards... :P
Posted by StriderNo9

Patrick! Welcome!

Posted by ValiantGoat

I'll let that Major's Mask comment slide Patrick.  :P

Posted by OllyOxenFree

OOT and MM were just really different. Each good in their own way.

Posted by sixpin
@MegaMetaTurtle: Yeah, I have. An old roommate of mine bought them years ago off eBay. We played them and then he sold them and the CDi on eBay shortly after that, lol.
Posted by ArbitraryWater

@patrickklepek said:

"

While some of us (read: me) patiently wait for a 3D version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, otherwise known as the very best of the 3D Zelda games
 Aw man Patrick. I was all open minded that you were going to be a cool news guy, but then you had to drop this bomb. Majora's Mask is not the best of anything, unless the category is "Best 3D Zelda game to have a timer, a bunch of annoying sidequests, poorly designed dungeons and a mask gimmick". Then we could talk. But it still sucks. I'd rather play Twilight Princess, and that's saying something as I have no love for that either.
Posted by patrickklepek

Nah, Ocarina of Time was the industry-definer. Majora's Mask was just a messed up, dark, weird to get into Zelda. That's exactly why I love it.

Posted by ArbitraryWater
@patrickklepek said:
" Nah, Ocarina of Time was the industry-definer. Majora's Mask was just a messed up, dark, weird to get into Zelda. That's exactly why I love it. "
It's got that, but I don't play my zelda games for atmosphere. I guess we'll *sigh* agree to disagree. Welcome to the site.
Posted by TehFlan

Okay Patrick, you are now my new favorite member of the staff.

Posted by yoshimitz707
@patrickklepek
Nah, Ocarina of Time was the industry-definer. Majora's Mask was just a messed up, dark, weird to get into Zelda. That's exactly why I love it.
Now just try explaining that to the GB staff!!
Edited by MeatSim

About time we got someone on this site that recognizes the greatness of Majora's Mask.

Posted by Dan_CiTi
@ArbitraryWater said:
"
@patrickklepek said:

"

While some of us (read: me) patiently wait for a 3D version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, otherwise known as the very best of the 3D Zelda games
 Aw man Patrick. I was all open minded that you were going to be a cool news guy, but then you had to drop this bomb. Majora's Mask is not the best of anything, unless the category is "Best 3D Zelda game to have a timer, a bunch of annoying sidequests, poorly designed dungeons and a mask gimmick". Then we could talk. But it still sucks. I'd rather play Twilight Princess, and that's saying something as I have no love for that either. "
lol. 
Edited by MrKlorox

I love Boss Rush modes. The first time I really enjoyed one was in Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance on the GBA. Since then I've been wanting the concept for other games like Batman AA, but the feature always seems to get ignored.

edit: And I wouldn't call a Master Quest mode anything like New Game+  since you have your items and health reset. But I guess my issues is more with the mis-described concept page.

Posted by OriginalGman

Maybe if I buy 5 copies of Ocarina, they'll re-release Majora's Mask... heh, yeah right.

Posted by Agent47
@ArbitraryWater: Mayora's mask was great except for that awful time constraint gimmick and no one on Earth could beat it without a walkthrough.
Posted by Sayishere

this is perfect, even more reason to replay this already replayable game


im really happy its not just a stupid port
Posted by anon463728

Boss challenge mode sounds like a welcome addition to an already stellar game. I wonder if there's a special reward for beating all bosses back-to-back. They seem to have tweaked Master Quest as well, since the press release mentions that Hyrule is mirrored in that mode.

Posted by MatPaget
@patrickklepek said:
" Major's Mask, best Zelda, regardless of 3D? Maybe. 

(I have not played the GBA ones. And I'm not saying LTTP ain't cool.)
"
Majora's Mask is definitely the best 3D zelda!
I like you already Patrick <3
Posted by Vexxan

This pleases me, the old game alone would've done it for me so this just feels great.

Posted by ptys

This game is so old!! The amount of times they've released it is meddling with it's greatness!

Posted by JoeRosa

They keep adding reason to rebuy this amazing game.

Posted by Little_Socrates
@I_smell said:
" You must be WAY INTO Zelda, cos I'd never call anything an "industry definer" and I just played Majora's Mask recently n it was REALLY difficult to get into. "
Ocarina of Time is an industry-definer, it's just not a very good game. Majora's Mask has probably not aged well either, but the core of the game is WAY better than OoT, and the latter-day Zeldas have all had major issues.

Have no interest in playing OoT ever again after I finish the "crushed under-heel rose-tinted glasses" playthrough I'm doing with my fellow podcaster. Especially on a handheld.
Posted by DrDarkStryfe

This Klepek fellow seems to be made of the good stuff, for MM is indeed the best.


Nintendo is doing their best at making this game worth the price of admission, I wounder if they are planning to sell it at higher than $40.
Posted by bucky
@C0V3RT said:
"

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, otherwise known as the very best of the 3D Zelda games

I'll be honest,  Klepek, I wasn't familiar with you before your hire... but I have been won over.

"
Ditto. Us MMers need to stick together. 
Posted by MormonWarrior

Wait...Majora's Mask is the best of the 3D Zeldas? Are you high? It's like the worst one!! It was a neat concept, but it's almost unplayable now.

Whatevs, Pat. You're officially on probation status for me.

Posted by Crushed

Patrick, I was skeptical, but the first line of this article confirms you as the greatest thing to happen to Giant Bomb.

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