Why Is Nintendo Remaking The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time?

There must be a reason for it. Turns out, there is. And it's not a Nintendo 3DS cash-grab.

In the most recent "Iwata Asks" feature on Nintendo.com, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto says he really wanted to see Hyrule in 3D and that switching out items in the game is easier and streamlined in 3D. But there was another motivation why the 1998 classic was remade.

"There are various reasons," says Miyamoto, "but the biggest one is that at that time the polygon count and frame-rate were truly working at the tattered edge."

The other game Miyamoto mentioned is Star Fox 64, which is also getting a 3DS remake. The game also takes advantage of the 3DS's glasses-free 3D, giving players a sense of depth and, dare I say, space.

ニンテンドー3DS|社長が訊く『ニンテンドー3DS』 [Nintendo][Pic]


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    I really wished they made console remake, or just make Skyward sword less "cartoony" and not so much concentrated on the way you swing the WiiMote.

    You can imagine how annoying that would be in the game.

      But Skyward Swords art style is great. Also, let's play the game before we knock it shall we. Remember Windwaker?

    We got our realistic Zelda already, that was Twilight Princess. In my opinion that was one of the worst Zelda games ever.

    And yes, don't be afraid of the new art style, Wind Waker was awesome!

    You should be afraid of the Wii Mote, that alone has ruined countless games just like the touch screen ruined countless games on the DS.

    I myself love that they are remaking these games for the 3DS, I would have been first in line to pick one up if Star Fox or Zelda were launch titles but they aren't. We'll hopefully see more remakes soon!

      Wind Waker was indeed awesome, loved that game.

      Don't hate on Twilight Princess though, that game was fantastic. The Wii Mote didn't ruin that game, there was Twilight Princess on the Gamecube as well and it was still fun with the Wii Mote, just frustrating at times.

      I prefer the Twilight Princess over the Wind Waker, I like the gameplay in both but I still prefer the art style of Twilight Princess. It just looks better when playing it. Skyward Sword will be fantastic and will be very playable with the Wii Mote, it just means you have to do a little bit more exercise, which isn't a bad thing :P

      I'm probably going to buy the 3DS purely for the remake of Ocarina of Time, there are going to be plenty of other good titles but I would buy the 3DS for that game alone.

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