You know everyone who moaned about Nintendo not offering any of their major franchises up for the 3DS launch? Well, aside from the conveniently forgotten Nintendogs and the perhaps less beloved Pilotwings, they were mostly right. It has been suggested that Nintendo were letting their third party partners have a crack at opening sales before they released the usual big red juggernaut into stores.
Well, now that grace period is drawing to a close with Nintendo of America announcing a release date for what is perhaps the most hotly anticipated 3DS release we know about: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
The game will be released in North America on June 19th, shortly after E3, and will feature several improvements over the original. Improved visuals and 3D support are a given but the inclusion of The Legend of Zelda: Master Quest, with its tougher dungeons and puzzles, is a welcome one.
Hopefully Nintendo’s European wing can get a similar release date confirmed for us soon.
Update: Nintendo has announced a June 17th date for the UK.