Nintendo's latest Ocarina of Time trailer has hit the net, a sweet, nostalgic little video featuring everyone's favorite mascot for bipolar disorder (and gaming enthusiast) Robin Williams, showcasing his newfound love of facial hair. Gracing that ever-boyish face is a beard for the ages, falling somewhere between grandfatherly charm and the look of a man who lives in a compound on the outskirts of civilization, dividing his time between hunting for food and writing letters that start with the words, "To the crooked bankers and fat-cat politicians of the UNited $tates Government: WE KNOW ABOUT YOUR PLANS FOR THE NEW WORLD ORDER." Of course Williams does having some gaming cred, having named his daughter "Zelda" as a tribute to the beloved character. This may seem like a vaguely cruel thing to do, but in Williams's defense, this was during the late 80's, just a few shirt years after he was spending enough money on coke to fund a South American insurgency.
For many of my gaming brethren (and whatever the female equivalent is), Ocarina of Time 3D is sure to be one of the highlights of the 3DS. The original for the N64 was met with universal acclaim, with reviews scoring an average 99% on metacritic out of 22 critic reviews, and a 9.5/10 based on 549 user reviews. I'll be interested to see how Nintendo's classic looks in 3D, to which I've grown less and less averse over the years. After seeing a handful of 3D films use the effect artfully; a couple of which seemed far less impressive when rendered in 2D. It has the potential to makes the experience all the more immersive, especially as time goes on and graphics become more and more realistic.