Just so you know, any NEW News that I get will probably be put on the
information page too, but news like price and junk (basicly stuff not in
the info section) will be here.
November 17, 1998
: there has been a lot of stuff going around about Zelda in anticipation of the game, so here is what is going on.
- Nintendo has announced that the preorders of Zelda total up to be over 325,000 making Zelda 64 the most anticipated game of to date. A quote from Mr. Miyamoto; "While video games have always provided an
interactive experience, they have never been truly
immersive - until now," said Miyamoto, "New technology creates
new opportunities. We can still feel the danger and
excitement of a main character while he battles an
enemy. But with more life-like animations and
complete 3-D worlds, for the first time we can also
begin to feel the hero's fear, his frustration, his
confusion and his elation as he journeys through a
360-degree world in service of his princess."
- This is really interesting. Zelda has earned a perfect score! Thats right, the weekly Famitsu (some call this magazine the weekly gaming "bible" in Japan) reviewd the game and gave it a 40 out of 40. IMPRESSIVE!
- From fgnonline.com:
Zelda has appeared in Time Magazine. The
influential publication claimed that, "Nintendo is
aiming to strike a blow at arch-rival Sony with The
Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time." The small
piece continued: "The puzzle-solving adventure is the
first to take full advantage of the superior graphics
engine in Nintendo's 64-bit machine- an edge
Sony's PlayStation countered with a wider selection
of titles. Zelda, the fifth in a widely popular series, is
expected to sell 2.5 million copies in its first six
weeks out in the US." How's that for advertising?
- Nintendo reports that its sales were down for the first half of the fiscal year but expect Zelda to increase their profits.
October 2, 1998: I have a picture from IGN64.com that might interst you. It is a picture of the golden cart that you get when you pre-order (reserve) your copy of Zelda. This isnt a mock up, it is the real deal.
September 11, 1998: Well, in a sense. It will be out in mojor retailers (i.e. Wal-Mart) in playable form at the end of November. Now, the game is still schedualed for a November 23 release date so if you are buying Zelda, which you probably are, dont play too much of the game. You dont want to ruin it for yourself.
September 3, 1998: New information released from Nintendo is that Zelda will ship on a gold cart. Now dont get to excited. It is a limited edition cart. Now, how do you get it?? Simply reserve your copy of the game between October 22 1998 and November 22, 1998. That Siimple!!!
July 23, 1998: Well what do you know, I have
an new update. This comes from fgnonline.com (the fastest gaming
news online with DAILY updates):
"Latest infomation on Zelda 64 concerns
5/13/98 Sorry I havnt updated in a while but this
comes with great
attacking move that produces blazing circles
and blue/ white flames from the end of
This has been seen in new screenshots released
Nintendo. Two new enemies, one called 're-dead'
have also been seen in these new shots.
enemy has been transformed by evil magic
monster which enjoys feeding on the bodily
news from IGN64.com:
"Nintendo told IGN64.com today that The Legend of Zelda:
The Ocarina of
Time (official US name) is targeted for US release on
November 23. The 32
MB (256 megabit) cartridge, the biggest ever, is expected
to retail for the
same price as smaller carts: $59.95. However, it should
be noted that some
major retailers are reporting a $69.95 price for the
cartridge at this point,
though that is subject to change. Nintendo stresses the
fact that Zelda's
November 23 release date is not set in stone, but rather
a deadline that the
company hopes to meet. Assuming everything goes as planned,
release in time for the holiday rush, and will no doubt
set new sales records."
4/17/1998 Seems like we will get Zelda 64 this
year after all. It will more than
likely be Nintendo's big Christmas title. Nitendo has
stated that it will be out
by November '98.
4/2/1998 Well, just when you think every thing
is going great, Nintendo
decides to burst your bubble! Zelda has been rumored
to be delayed in Japan
until fall of 1998. Well, this mean that Zelda wont be
here till winter, right?
Well, that's not what Nintendo of America says. They
say it will still come out
here in the second quater (this summer). Now, I know
I shouldn't do to much
thinking, but is NINTENDO CRAZY! I normally thought that
their home grown stuff to Japan first, then to the west.
I know the N64 is in
terrible trouble in Japan, and everyone thought Zelda
would save them, so
why delay it? IGN64.com reported this and I got a couple
of emails about
this. Even though Nintendo of American assures us it
will be out in the
second quater. I still dont know. If anyone can confirm
3/4/1998 Zelda has been in beta testing for almost
a month. The bugs should
be all most worked out and should be ready to roll in
to Japan as scheduled
in April. We should get the game soon. The wait is unbearable.
2/11/1998: Zelda has gone into the final stages
of production in Japan. It has
now entered beta testing, this is where the game goes
into final testing and
de-bugging. Nintendo has still not set an exact date
on the game, but I feel
that it might be released sooner than we think if the
beta testing goes well.
After beta testing, which should last 1 or 2 months,
the cartridge will go into
final production. This wil take about 3-4 weeks. Nintendo
has promised that
Zelda WILL be released before the endo of 1998. The US
should recive the
game in late summer or fall.
2/01/1998: Nintendo has not leaked out tons of
news on this game, but they
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have let ou some. The game will a 256 meg cart a the
estimated price is
between $60 to $70. My guess is that it will be $69.95
(US Currency). It
should be released in April, May or June in Japan, and
probably the fall of
1998 for the Uninted States. The game is said to be about
80% complete, so
we should be reciving the game anytime soon. It seems
as the days keep
getting longer just waiting for the game. On a side note,
the game will be
encased in a gold cartridge. That is cool!
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