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Ocarina of Time 3DS Will Feature Master Quest Content

Sadly, there's been no confirmation of a Navi insta-kill button.

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the 3DS will include retooled Iron Boot controls, item mechanics, and 3D visuals. But did you know it’s also set to feature Master Quest content? That’s in the plans, according to a Nintendo representative speaking to Conservative New Media at GDC 2011.

Master Quest is essentially a B-side version of the core game. No new tools, powers, or art are present in the side content, just new dungeon puzzles and layouts. The Master Quest was first introduced in North America in the GameCube version of the game, but it was originally slated to hit back in the Nintendo 64 generation as a Nintendo Disc Drive option. Those plans, obviously, fell through when the N64DD itself failed to materialize at retail.

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I’d like to say that Master Quest sweetens the deal for the 3DS version of the game, but it’s not exactly “new” since it’s already been incorporated in a past US re-release (and as a pre-order bonus). Still, it’s one more reason to dive into OOT 3DS--if you needed another reason, that is. 
OOT 3DS is still slated to hit at some point this Summer, while the 3DS hits later this month. Who's going to be there on day one?
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Posted By Lifestrike

Dodongo's Cavern!

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Posted By CaptainTightPants

This and the StarFox 64 remake are the only reasons I want a 3DS, so awesome news that it is coming out in the summer.

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Posted By MikkaQ

That's cool, but I am not dealing with Master Quest again.  
I suck enough at the zelda games. 

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Edited By villainy

I'm sure I just missed something previously but can someone point me to an explanation of "retooled Iron Boot controls"?   
@Video_Game_King said:

" a dirty graphics whore with bump mapping down there "

@Crushed: Nope. Navi never bothered me. Tingle on the other hand...

@Nalean: I'm guessing you don't do a lot of flying. I occasionally travel back and forth across the US for family reasons and find that handheld Zelda games are a great way to pass the time. Also welcome to the club. Are you hard enough to send Giant Bomb around the world? ;)

@Brew Legend: One, Nintendo's ever-growing Scrooge McDuck style money bin would disagree. Two, Nintendo has come up with quite a bit of new content since OOT was released and while the re-releases were in the works. They always seem to have a plan for placating old time fans even if they aren't actively developing new properties.    
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Edited By Cubical

Oh joy more of the 2nd worst zelda ever.... 
Wake me when there is a steroscopic 3d  "A link to the past" Or NES Zelda.... 
Hell wake me When the 3DS gets good games that are not crap N64 game ports and I will buy one. This might be the worst Nintendo launch ever I was more excited about getting a virtual boy than this because it had fucking a mario and yoshi  tennis game in the box. and the DS had a fucking metroid demo  and that still pwns all the 3ds launch games.
I don't care about the 3ds launch games at all this time or the 3ds it's self for the first nintendo launch ever.

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Posted By mithhunter55
@Video_Game_King said:
" I know that this will make me sound like a dirty graphics whore with bump mapping down there, but the graphics are enough to make me want this game. Oh, and the fact that I don't have a rating for Ocarina of Time, yet. "
Yeah its funny because you can play on PC with high res textures and AA. I guess this is still better then what it would have been if on the ds. Back in 2004 I thought of the possibilities while playing mario 64 ds.
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Posted By BeautifulSpaceCowboy

I'm still waiting for something to make me want the 3DS. Nothing against Ocarina, but I've been there.

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Posted By deactivated-5865c6a5c9438

Aww fuck... Sold.

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Posted By TheCableKid

.... I love Ocarina.. I don't think I really wanna try 3DS

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Posted By hagridore

N64 games were fine for the DS. This belongs on a 3DS virtual console.

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Posted By Faint
@hagridore said:
" N64 games were fine for the DS. This belongs on a 3DS virtual console. "
agree. nintendo just staggering their old successful games, still relying on the same old ideas.
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Posted By Hizang

Would you rather play Wind Waker on a DS though? Or on your TV?
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Posted By mewarmo990

Hey! Hey! Hey! HEY! Listen!
Hey! Hey! Hey! HEY! Listen!
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Posted By CitizenJP

So super duper excited. I want meow.

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@Cubical said:
" Oh joy more of the 2nd worst zelda ever.... 

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Posted By Tally_Pants

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! Yet ANOTHER reason to get this day 1... F-Yeah!

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Posted By Nalean

@villainy I don't do a lot of flying, and you make a good point. I do a lot of interstate driving, and the Bombcasts make those trips a delight. Thanks for the link. Upgrading my membership was appealing even before I learned of this, BUT it would dip into my 3DS fund...decisions, decisions.

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Posted By Monte

That's pretty awesome. Many things are peaking my interest in the 3DS although I haven't owned a handheld system in years.

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Posted By ppcat517

this is what im talkin about

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Posted By Hailinel
@Faint said:
" @hagridore said:
" N64 games were fine for the DS. This belongs on a 3DS virtual console. "
agree. nintendo just staggering their old successful games, still relying on the same old ideas. "
Nintendo isn't the only company that rereleases old games.  The God of War Collection on PS3 for example is just an up-rezzed version of the PS2 games, which aren't nearly as old as Ocarina of Time.
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Posted By BBQBram

I have both the Wind Waker pre-order bonus disc and the Collector's Edition, so I''ll gladly add a third Ocarina of Time and a second Master Quest to my collection. Maybe this time I''ll actually try beating the Master Quest.

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Posted By JoshyLee

I don't want to get a 3DS. but I really want to play this.

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