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Ocarina Of Time 3D Gets A Release Date, Along With Spring Wii/3DS Calendar [Updated to include EU]

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The game that most of you probably bought a 3DS for, Ocarina of Time, finally has a release date. Unfortunately, that release date is a bit later than hoped, with the N64 classic returning with Master Quest in tow on June 19. To sugarcoat the news that there are still two months before Ocarina of Time 3D, Nintendo has revealed its spring release schedule for the Wii, DS, and 3DS.

Honestly, the list is pretty slim pickings, but there are still some highlights to be found. The Conduit 2 leads the releases on Wii on April 12 (that's 2 days from now), with the previously unannounced Wii Play: Motion coming June 13. Wii Play: Motion is the sequel to "that game you bought for a spare controller" Wii Play, this time bundled with a Wii Remote Plus for a suite of 12 new motion-controlled minigames. Also coming to Wii is Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust on June 27, which marks the first Wii entry in the Mystery Case Files series with the addition of multiplayer. And of course, the game we've all been waiting for, Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 has been given the ambiguous "Spring" release date.

On the 3DS, Rabbids Travel in Time and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D release today, with Dream Trigger 3D joining the April lineup. Down the road we can also look forward to BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, and Dead or Alive Dimensions highlighting the month of May, while James Noir's Hollywood Crimes, Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions, and Cave Story 3D join Ocarina of Time 3D in June. Of course, there are also movie tie-in games for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Thor, and Green Lantern on all systems.

UPDATE: Being a dumb American myself, and because Nintendo keeps its American and European press pages completely separate, I missed out on including the European dates in the original article. European gamers can enjoy Ocarina of Time 3D two days earlier than us in America, with a June 17 release date. Other notable differences between territories include release dates for Puzzle Bobble Universe (April 21), Steel Diver (May 6), and Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie for DS (May 20), The Conduit 2 coming slighly later in Europe (April 22), and confirmation of Chrono Trigger for Wii Virtual Console sometime during the second quarter. I'm steaming with jealousy over that last one, but since the US calendar didn't include any downloadable titles, I'm hoping our American Chrono Trigger Virtual Console release isn't too far behind. [End Update]

Personally, Blazeblue and Cave Story are must-haves, and I'm intrigued enough by James Noir that it will likely help pass the time until Zelda's release. Which new Nintendo releases are you excited for or planning on picking up?

Check the full release calendar after the break.

Wii

Activision
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Stealth Force Edition - June 14

Deep Silver, Inc.
Get Fit with Mel B - Spring

Disney Interactive Studios
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game - May

Disney•Pixar
Cars 2: The Video Game - Summer

Graffiti Entertainment, Inc.
Reader Rabbit Preschool - April
Reader Rabbit Kindergarten - April
Reader Rabbit 1st Grade - April
Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade - April

Konami Digital Entertainment
Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 - Spring

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
ExerBeat - April 26

Nintendo
Wii Play: Motion - June 13
Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust - June 27

SEGA
Thor: God of Thunder - May 3
The Conduit™ 2 - April 12

THQ Inc.
Rio - April 12
SpongeBob SquigglePants - April 12
Kung Fu Panda 2 - May 24

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters - June 7

Nintendo DS/DSi/DSi XL

Activision
Transformers: Dark of the Moon AUTOBOTS - June 14
Transformers: Dark of the Moon DECEPTICONS - June 14
Squinkies - April 12

Bergsala Lightweight LLC
Loving Life with Hello Kitty and Friends - May 10

Deep Silver, Inc.
Duke Nukem: Critical Mass - Q2

Disney Interactive Studios
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game - May

Disney•Pixar
Cars 2: The Video Game - Summer

Easy Interactive
Hollywood Files - June 14
Picture Puzzle Collection - May 17
Match 3 Madness - May 3

Konami Digital Entertainment
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 - May 10

Majesco Entertainment
Cake Mania Main Street - May

SEGA
Thor: God of Thunder - May 3

THQ Inc.
Rio - April 12
Paws & Claws Pampered Pets 2 - April 12
Kung Fu Panda 2 - May 24

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
LEGO Battles: Ninjago - Spring
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters - June 7

Nintendo 3DS

Activision
Transformers: Dark of the Moon™ Stealth Force Edition 3D - June 14

Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II - May 24

Crave Games
Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion - May 24

D3 Publisher
Dream Trigger 3D - April

Disney Interactive Studios
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game - May

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
DualPenSports - May
PAC-MAN & Galaga DIMENSIONS - June

Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - June 19

NIS America, Inc.
Cave Story 3D - June 28

TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP.
DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions - May

THQ Inc.
SpongeBob SquigglePants - May 17

Ubisoft Entertainment
Driver Renegade - Spring
Rabbids Travel in Time - April 10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® 3D - April 10
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes™ - June 7

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters - June 7

10 Comments

and the Uk/EU release list is...... where?

NaviFairy said:

I've updated the article to include European release dates. Sorry for the confusion.

Shin Gallon said:

Am I the only person on the planet that didn't think OoT was all that great? It doesn't even break my top 5 favorite Zelda games, let alone "best game ever" status.
However, that said, maybe the portability of the 3DS version will make the game more endearing to me, given that it'll be a good thing to play when out and about. So maybe I'll give this version a shot and actually finish it this time (I always get past the Deku tree and just...lose interest in the game, every time I've ever tried to play it).
I'm really looking forward to BlazBlue and the eventual Starfox and Resident Evil games, those are why I'll buy a 3DS eventually I'm sure.

NaviFairy said:

@ Shin Gallon

You really should give it more of a shot, stopping after the Deku tree would be like stopping Link to the Past after making it through Hyrule Castle for the first time.

That being said, it's not my personal favorite, that's reserved for a tie between Link's Awakening (which I can't wait for the 3DS Virtual Console release) and Majora's Mask. Though I am excited about Master Quest being included in the 3DS version, since the strangeness of shooting cow heads in JabuJabu's belly never wears off.

Shin Gallon said:

I've tried 4 or 5 times to sit down and play it, but every time I get to Hyrule Field and literally just start getting bored. I dunno, the game just never kept my interest, I've never understood the fawning over it (especially when LttP, Wind Waker and Twilight princess are all way better games if you ask me).
I'll try it again on the 3DS, maybe that'll be the version that keeps me interested in it.

Pauwow said:

Wow! the list for the 3DS is way better than I expected, usually the first 6 months of any console are terrible. My list:
BlazBlue, PAC-MAN and Galaga (I can't wait to play classics in 3D!), Ocarina of Time, Dead or Alive and Cave Story 3D. James Noir and Green Lantern might be a surprise, I read that Green Lantern 3DS is more based in the graphical novels that in the movie. Does anyone knows when the EStore is going to be online?

guyverunit said:

how about Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and new installments in the Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and Paper Mario series, they are all supposed to be out in june. i know i have pretty much all of them pre ordered all ready LOL.

And with the 3DS system update in may, IF we get the e-shop, which i think it would be stupid if we didn't, there will be games to download and play too. (hopefully there will be good ones too). But i think we have A LOT to look forward too.

Mimalito said:

Not that it matters now but Rabbids Travel in Time and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D were actually released in the US on Sunday 04/10 as many Nintendo titles are (on Sundays, not Tuesdays)

Also @guyverunit

the bulk of Nintendo first party titles Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Etc currently have a release dates in August.

JustTheTrick tm said:

Hehehe thanks for the update :)

What's with the OoT hating? Lol you REALLY should keep going with it.

Trebor82 said:

BTW: Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 has already been released as well.

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