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The '''Nintendo 3DS''' was the fifth handheld video game console developed by [[Nintendo]] (tenth if you include the [[Game Boy Advance|Game Boy Advance SP]] and all the different versions of the [[Nintendo DS]]). Bringing back the double and touch screen feature from the Nintendo DS, the 3DS added full 3-Dimensional visuals for the first time in video gaming history!
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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.
 
 
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
So far, the only [[The Legend of Zelda (Series)|Zelda]] game released for the 3DS is a remake of an older classic; however, it has been confirmed that a new Zelda title is in the works!
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So far, the only [[The Legend of Zelda (Series)|Zelda]] game released for the 3DS is a remake of ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|an older classic]]''; however, it has been confirmed that a new Zelda title for the 3DS is in the works.
  
 
===Ocarina of Time 3D===
 
===Ocarina of Time 3D===
 
{{Main|The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D}}
 
{{Main|The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D}}
  
''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]'' was remade for the Nintendo 3DS with enhanced graphics. It could be played using the 3D feature the system has to offer.  
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''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]'' was remade for the Nintendo 3DS with enhanced graphics and a few location-related changes.  
  
 
===Link's Awakening===
 
===Link's Awakening===
 
{{Main|The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening}}
 
{{Main|The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening}}
  
On June 7th, 2011, at Nintendo's 2011 E3 Press Conference, it was announced that ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|Link's Awakening]]'' would release on that date for the [[Nintendo eShop]]. The game was priced at $5.99 in the United States, $9AU in Australia, and £5.40 in the United Kingdom.
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On June 7th, 2011, at Nintendo's 2011 E3 Press Conference, it was announced that ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|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===
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===Four Swords Anniversary Edition===
 
{{Main|The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords}}
 
{{Main|The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords}}
  
As part of the [[25th Anniversary]] of the Legend of Zelda, ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords|Four Swords]]'' was re-released as ''Fours Swords Anniversary'' Edition. The game was available for free on [[Nintendo DSi]] and Nintendo 3DS between September 28th, 2011 and February 20th, 2012.     
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As part of the [[25th Anniversary]] of the Legend of Zelda, ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords|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 Adventure of Link===
 
===The Legend of Zelda and Adventure of Link===
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===Zelda 3DS===
 
===Zelda 3DS===
 
{{Main|Zelda 3DS}}
 
{{Main|Zelda 3DS}}
Not much is known as of yet about the upcoming Zelda title for the 3DS.
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Not much is known as of yet about the upcoming Zelda title for the 3DS. Comments by Eiji Aonuma suggest that the ''[[The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker|Wind Waker]]'' art style could be used for an original Zelda title for the 3DS.
  
==Zelda 25th Anniversary Nintendo 3DS==
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==Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS Nintendo 3DS Bundle==
 
{{Main|The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS Bundle}}
 
{{Main|The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Limited Edition 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 here in the United States. This date commonly known as ''Black Friday'' is the day after Thanksgiving, sparking the beginning of the Holiday shopping season.
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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.<ref>[http://www.joystiq.com/2011/11/11/best-buy-selling-mario-zelda-3ds-bundles-for-black-friday-bu/ Best Buy Selling Zelda 3DS Bundle for $179.99]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.joystiq.com/2011/11/11/best-buy-selling-mario-zelda-3ds-bundles-for-black-friday-bu/ Best Buy Selling Zelda 3DS Bundle for $179.99]</ref>
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==Operation Moonfall==
 
==Operation Moonfall==
 
{{Main|Operation Moonfall}}
 
{{Main|Operation Moonfall}}
There is a massive fan campaign going around called [[Operation Moonfall]]. This campaign is all about porting ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|Majora's Mask]]'' to the 3DS to go along with its predecessor, ''Ocarina of Time''.
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There is a massive fan campaign called [[Operation Moonfall]] which aims to force Nintendo to produce a remake of ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|Majora's Mask]]'' for the 3DS using assets from ''Ocarina of Time 3D''. The campaign has garnered the attention of Nintendo; currently the company is considering the remaking of either ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past|A Link to the Past]]'' or ''Majora's Mask''.
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Revision as of 05:41, January 2, 2013

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Aqua Blue Nintendo 3DS

Games

Release Date

3DS
Flag-Japan.png February 2011
European Flag 25th March 2011
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3DS XL
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European Flag 28th July 2012
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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.

Games

So far, the only Zelda game released for the 3DS is a remake of an older classic; however, it has been confirmed that a new Zelda title for the 3DS is in the works.

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.

Link's Awakening

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 Adventure of Link

Main article: The Legend of Zelda and
Main article: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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 was later released for the Nintendo eShop on July 5th, 2012.

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.

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 is no plans on bringing this title over to the Nintendo eShop.

Zelda 3DS

Main article: Zelda 3DS

Not much is known as of yet about the upcoming Zelda title for the 3DS. Comments by Eiji Aonuma suggest that the Wind Waker art style could be used for an original Zelda title for the 3DS.

Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS Nintendo 3DS Bundle

Main article: The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Limited Edition 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.[1]

Operation Moonfall

Main article: Operation Moonfall

There is a massive fan campaign called Operation Moonfall which aims to force Nintendo to produce a remake of Majora's Mask for the 3DS using assets from Ocarina of Time 3D. The campaign has garnered the attention of Nintendo; currently the company is considering the remaking of either A Link to the Past or Majora's Mask.

Gallery

References