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It’s a Black Friday miracle! GameStop’s sale circular reveals that the Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS bundle contains the special Zelda-themed 3DS announced for Europe — and not a normal Cosmo Black 3DS as previously thought!

GameStop is charging $199 for it, which I guess is a $10 savings over buying the game and the 3DS separately. But Best Buy’s going to have it for $179.99. I’m sure Amazon will have a similar price, and you won’t have to spend your entire Thanksgiving outside of a damn store with people ready to go full-on barbarian for a TV.

Preorder/Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nov. 20)The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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[Thanks, HawthorneKitty!]

Limited edition black and gold Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS bundle, coming to Europe this November 25. Oh my, those gold accents on the buttons and 3D slider!

If it weren’t for region-locking, I’m sure plenty of you would rush to import this. Before the 3DS launched, I predicted Europe would suffer the most out of the major markets from the system’s region-locking, but between this and the White/ Pink bundles hitting the territory in two weeks, gamers are living the life over there.

Preorder/Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nov. 20), The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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See also: More limited edition systems, the fantastic white Legend of Zelda: OOT3D bundle mock-up

"Dual Link" shirt by Fangamer. This tee is similar conceptually to the Zelda playing card designs done by Nelde, but features a Link/Dark Link design. There’s no information about when this will be available yet; this design was posted on Facebook by Forward Printing as a teaser, I guess.
I know this is an Ocarina-themed design, but I’m just going to pretend it’s based on the Dark Link from Zelda 2.
Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D ($30.98)
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"Dual Link" shirt by Fangamer. This tee is similar conceptually to the Zelda playing card designs done by Nelde, but features a Link/Dark Link design. There’s no information about when this will be available yet; this design was posted on Facebook by Forward Printing as a teaser, I guess.

I know this is an Ocarina-themed design, but I’m just going to pretend it’s based on the Dark Link from Zelda 2.

Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D ($30.98)

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New Zelda/Robin Williams commercial for Ocarina of Time 3D. This one doesn’t have the novelty or charm of the original ad, but it still has Mr. Williams’ Castaways-esque beard, which is what matters at the end of the day.

Preorder: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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[Via NintenDaan]

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D wallpapers. The 3DS remake of this game turns out to be a boon for people who want official artwork from this game in resolutions higher than would have been released in 1998.

Also it’s a cool game and stuff. 

All three are available in multiple resolutions on Nintendo of Japan’s official Zelda site.

Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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Grezzo kept Ocarina 3D glitches on purpose

You know all those glitches from the N64 version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that re-appeared in the recent 3DS remake? According to Ocarina of Time 3D’s developer Grezzo, it deliberately preserved those bugs!

The studio talked about it in an Iwata Asks roundtable with Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata:

Grezzo programmer Shun Moriya: One conflict arose when, as programmers, we wanted to get rid of bugs. But the staff members who had played the old game said the bugs were fun! We were like, “What?!” (laughs)

Satoru Iwata: Yes, that is an area of conflict. 

Moriya: It wouldn’t be fun if your friends couldn’t say, “Do you know about this?” So we left them in if they didn’t cause any trouble and were beneficial. 

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Zelda Triforce decals for 3DS, DS, and, you know, anything else with at least as much surface area as a 3DS. If you want a way to show your appreciation for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but don’t want to go as far as a skin for the whole system, Etsy seller videogamedecals has you (partially) covered!
This comes in nine different colors, for $3.99. Normally, I’d say putting the Triforce on your stuff went out with Ocarina of Time, but Ocarina of Time’s back…
Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (get another 3DS game 50% off or receive a $20 credit here)
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Zelda Triforce decals for 3DS, DS, and, you know, anything else with at least as much surface area as a 3DS. If you want a way to show your appreciation for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but don’t want to go as far as a skin for the whole system, Etsy seller videogamedecals has you (partially) covered!

This comes in nine different colors, for $3.99. Normally, I’d say putting the Triforce on your stuff went out with Ocarina of Time, but Ocarina of Time’s back…

Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (get another 3DS game 50% off or receive a $20 credit here)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: Our Ocarina of Time 3D preview

Want that special Ocarina of Time 3D insert that was offered exclusively to those who preordered the game in the UK? Someone actually scanned the inside cover and posted a high resolution version online, allowing you to print it out and decorate your own box. Awesome!
Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (get another 3DS game 50% off or receive a $20 credit here)
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See also: Our Ocarina of Time 3D preview
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Want that special Ocarina of Time 3D insert that was offered exclusively to those who preordered the game in the UK? Someone actually scanned the inside cover and posted a high resolution version online, allowing you to print it out and decorate your own box. Awesome!

Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (get another 3DS game 50% off or receive a $20 credit here)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: Our Ocarina of Time 3D preview

[Via WalnutSoap, Amacing]

Zelda 64 Anthem of a Misguided Youth OC ReMix - chthonic

Zelda 64 Anthem of a Misguided Youth OC ReMix

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"Anthem of a Misguided Youth" by Benjamin Briggs. This arrangement, originally posted six years ago, seems made for dudes like me trying to choose which Legend of Zelda remake to play on their 3DS this weekend: Link’s Awakening DX or Ocarina of Time 3D.

Briggs explains the feeling he tried to convey in this mix of “Gerudo Valley” and “Ballad of The Wind Fish”:

"The main theme I was trying to get across with this piece is the fact that the Gerudo people are all thieves, not knowing any differently.

This is their anthem. All of the sorrow, guilt, and weight of immorality is balanced with a sense of sisterhood and acceptance, which is what I tried to convey with the ‘happier’ sections of the piece.”

Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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Ocarina of Time soundtrack played with the Ocarina of Time. I’m sure most of you don’t need reminding, but Ocarina of Time 3D goes on sale today in North America. Don’t forget to send in your Shokotan poses!

Buy: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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Someone’s happy about getting a copy of Ocarina of Time 3D yesterday. I promise not to make a habit out of posting Japanese idols, but I laughed out loud when I saw these.

The woman in these photos is actress, illustrator, and singer (she’s a triple threat!) Shoko Nakagawa, or Shokotan. Anime fans out there will likely know her for singing the theme on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

In her post about Ocarina of Time 3D, she wrote out “GOD GAME” in vertical text. The shots of her cat — one of seven I believe — is from a separate entry, but I’m including it here because that cat is huuuuugeeeee.

Feel free to send us links to your own self-taken photos like these (in the same poses) after procuring The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time this weekend.

Preorder: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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[Via Shokotan, Hachimaki]

Extended commercial/interview with Robin and Zelda Williams, about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (watch the shorter ad here). I’m pretty sure Robin’s talking about the NES game the whole time, and I’m slightly creeped out by how much time is spent extreme-zoomed into Zelda’s face, but this is still really cute.

When was the last time you thought of Robin Williams as kind of a sweet guy instead of a hyperkinetic monster? Ever? Thanks for that, Zelda and Zelda!

Preorder: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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[Thanks, Ryan D.!]