Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, passed away on July 11th, 2015 the company said in an official statement released on July 12th.
Iwata became president of Nintendo in 2002, and has been a major part of many Nintendo staples, such as the Nintendo Wii, DS, and 3DS systems.
He will be missed.
We have made some major changes to the website design over the past few weeks, while making minor adjustments to the layout. The major change is the color scheme of the website, with improvements in readability, spacing, and headings, while attempting to maintain the retro feel. Let us know in the comments if you like these changes, or have any suggestions!
We have added over 1000 new songs to the ZX Radio since the last update, that pushes us near 3000 different tracks to listen too. We regularly add new songs and remove songs that perform poorly in our voting results. So make sure to tune in using your browser or your favorite media player, and vote on which songs you like the best so we can make the radio even better for everyone!
We also made fixes and improvements to the Nintendo Power section of the website, so if you haven’t viewed these magazines, you really should! Also, if you own a tablet of some sort, the full screen mode is really fun to view these with. Touch mode is fully supported, and it even emulates page turning. It’s about the best you can get, without owning the actual magazine!
Check back soon as we will have many more videos to add to our Legend of Zelda TV Series section, including an entire new series to watch!
Majora’s Mask 3DS and the New 3DS system were officially released today for the 3DS! Majora’s Mask features quite a number of changes from the N64 version, including the ability to use the Fierce Diety mask outside of the final battle, but only in the fishing holes. Other changes are similar to the changes Ocarina of Time 3DS had, such as gyroscopic controls for first person events, better item management, and different ocarina notes. Majora’s Mask 3DS also supports the second control stick for camera movement.
A few stores did receive more stock of the limited Majora’s Mask New 3DS system, but were sold out pretty quickly, so don’t give up hope if you still want one!
Unlike many past limited edition versions of Zelda themed consoles and games, the Majora’s Mask limited edition variants have all sold out within minutes of the pre-order opening up. Meanwhile, it is still pretty easy to find the Wii U Wind Waker bundle, as well as the Link Between Worlds 3DS. So why is the Majora’s Mask edition so… limited?
The shortage of Majora’s Mask harkens back to the recent run of certain Amiibos that saw very high demand, but low supply. Is this part of Nintendo’s strategy to artificially create even more demand, similar to what some people accuse Apple of doing when it sells out of its newest iPhone every year? Who knows, but the situation is frustrating for Zelda fans.
Thankfully, some Zelda fans may still have a chance at snagging a copy of the limited edition system and game before the launch date on February 13th, as reports are coming in that GameStop will have more in stock this Tuesday and are actually canceling preorders for people who have ordered more than one, which should put a major dent on eBay sellers who were looking to make a major profit. There are also confirmations that you can still pre-order one at some store locations, so don’t give up!
So, were you one of the lucky few to snag a copy of the system? Let us know in the comments!
In this morning’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced release dates for the New Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as the Majora’s Mask 3DS remake in North America. Both of which are releasing on February 13th, and even better, Nintendo is releasing a special edition Majora’s Mask edition of the New Nintendo 3DS as shown above. Now begs the question Zelda fans, which collectible do you get?
The limited edition system with built in digital copy of the game, or the retail copy with very real statue? Choices, choices…
Edit: It appears the limited edition system does not include a copy of the game. Very unlike previous limited edition systems.