E3 2010 brought us the celebration of Mario's 25th anniversary. This year, we get the opportunity to celebrate Zelda's 25th anniversary. The presentation even started with a live orchestra playing music from Zelda games. While we won't be getting a Hyrulian Wii, we are getting a huge collection of new games and accessories.
The accessory that was announced to coincide with this celebration is a special golden Wii remote with the Triforce in the middle. It is planned to launch with the release of the newest Zelda title, Skyward Sword, slated for this Holiday Season. It is the epic game we spoke of last year that even Shigeru Miyamoti, reigning Nintendo badass, was excited to announce was finally complete. I won't get into the nitty gritty details on the game but if you need a refresher on it, check out our review from last year.
What else has Nintendo got in store for us? Hit the break to find out.
I mentioned the orchestra at the top of the article. I have good news for fans of the music of the games - the orchestra will be traveling the globe performing concerts of the music all over the world. We don't have location details just yet, but when we do, you can be assured we will announce them. If you are unable to make the concerts, however, there is still good news for you. 2 CDs could be making their way into your hands. The first is the Ocarina of Time soundtrack and the second will be based on the concert series. The release of each will correspond to the release of their respective games.
Speaking of Ocarina of Time, the game will be coming to the 3DS in a remastered, fully 3D-capable version. The best news? It's coming this week! That's right - you can get your hands on one of the most popular games from the franchise right in the palm of your hands; and it will be in full 3D. Not only that, if you've beaten the game so many times that you can play it with your eyes closed, there is a Master Quest mode, which inverts the world left and right. Good luck remembering where things are in the other direction.
Other games making their way back into play include Link's Adventure, which is the first GameBoy Color game to make it into the 3DS virtual console store. Four Swords will be making its reemergence, and will still maintain the 4 player mode, now utilizing the wireless linking capabilities instead of having to tether the devices. Definitely an enhancement in the game. We will be able to get our hands on that one this July.
So, Zelda will be reigning supreme all year long, in Hyrule and everywhere else. Are you as excited about this as I am? Let me know in the comments section below.