The Nintendo 3DS was the fifth handheld video game console developed by Nintendo (tenth if the various iterations of the Game Boy, the Game Boy Advance, and the Nintendo DS are considered). The 3DS is essentially a DS with much more powerful hardware, comparable to that of a Wii. The handheld's most unique feature is its autostereoscopic screen - stereoscopic 3D can be viewed on the top screen without the use of special glasses.
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Ocarina of Time 3D
- 1.2 A Link Between Worlds
- 1.3 Majora's Mask 3D
- 1.4 Tri Force Heroes
- 1.5 Link's Awakening
- 1.6 Four Swords Anniversary Edition
- 1.7 Virtual Console
- 1.8 The Minish Cap
- 1.9 Zelda 3DS
- 2 Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS Nintendo 3DS Bundle
- 3 Gallery
- 4 References
Ocarina of Time 3D
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Ocarina of Time was remade for the Nintendo 3DS with enhanced graphics and a few location-related changes.
A Link Between Worlds
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Majora's Mask 3D
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Tri Force Heroes
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
On June 7th, 2011, at Nintendo's 2011 E3 Press Conference, it was announced that Link's Awakening would release on that date for the Nintendo eShop. The game was priced at $5.99 in the United States, $9 AUD in Australia, and £5.40 in the United Kingdom.
Four Swords Anniversary Edition
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
As part of the 25th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda, Four Swords was re-released as the Four Swords Anniversary Edition. The game was available for free on the Nintendo DSi's and the Nintendo 3DS' online software stores between September 28th, 2011 and February 20th, 2012.
The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link were re-released on the Nintendo 3DS on August 31st, 2011 as part of the Ambassadors program. These were 2 of the 10 NES titles that were given away for free to those who purchased the Nintendo 3DS at its initial retail price of $249.99.
The Legend of Zelda
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda was later released for the Nintendo eShop on July 5th, 2012.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- Main article: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
The Adventure of Link was later released for the Nintendo eShop in Europe on September 13th, 2012. The game is set to release sometime in the North America in the near future.
Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages were released as Virtual Console titles in the 3DS eShop in Japan on February 27, 2013 - the 12-year anniversary of their original Japanese release on the Game Boy Color. The titles were released in other regions on May 30 with limited-time reduced price.
The Minish Cap
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
The Minish Cap was re-released in December of 2011 as part of the Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors program. The Minish Cap was one of 10 Game Boy Advance titles to release as part of the program. Unlike the original Legend of Zelda and Adventure of Link, there currently are no plans on bringing this title over to the Nintendo eShop.
- Main article: Zelda 3DS
On April 17th, 2013, in a Nintendo Direct conference, a new Zelda game was announced for the Nintendo 3DS. The game has been confirmed to be a sequel to A Link to the Past. It will take place in the same game world as A Link to the Past, although it is unclear whether it means the same overworld or not, or whether or not it includes the Dark World. However, it is confirmed that it is a new game with a new story and dungeons. It is also known that a new mechanic allows Link to turn into a drawing on the wall, giving the game a side-scrolling aspect. The game's viewpoint is from a top down perspective, similar to Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. The game's official name is unknown, but Nintendo Japan calls it "A Link to the Past 2". It uses a variation of the graphics from A Link to the Past, however they are more high-definition and less pixelated. It is confirmed to use height as an important aspect to solving puzzles, as the 3D feature of the 3DS will allow players to see the height differences in the game.
Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS Nintendo 3DS Bundle
In November of 2011, it was announced that there would be a The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS Bundle released on November 24th, 2011 in the United States.
The bundle includes a special edition Zelda-theme Nintendo 3DS console, as well as a copy of Ocarina of Time 3D. The bundle retailed for $199.99, but many retailers had the bundle available for $179.99 on day one to attracts customers into their stores on Black Friday.