I was just thinking: what would make a good preorder bonus for this game? The original ocarina of time's bonus was the gold cartridge, wind waker came with master quest. What should Ocarina 3D come with? Gold cartridge? Download code for one of the zelda games being rereleased on the eshop?
1) A remastered soundtrack with all songs and no sound effects. 2) Gold cartridge 3) Some kind of high-quality statue of Link, the Triforce, and the Master Sword 4) Shirt 5) Concept art/history booklet (akin to Mario's 25th)
We will be getting a gold cartridge made out of REAL solid GOLD!, Also, a free tshirt, Zelda figure, Tri-Force 4pc dinnerware set, Box of Zelda cereal, a Gannon hat, and a Tingle mask! Nintendo is so generous! :)
LOL, for a solid gold cartridge alone... they would have to add at least an extra about 700-900 more bucks to the price somehow, and if it was really a solid gold cartridge i should hope the chip/board isn't gold, because then it wouldn't work! lol I'll take gold plated, thank you :P Everything else is certainly awesome, I'd like a new Zelda cereal for sure! I can't believe I never got to enjoy the Nintendo branded cereals back in the day, I want my chance damn it! Hell, I'll settle for 'Wii cereal'.
I'm still holding off on buying this until I hear about a bonus. I normally don't care too much, but this is the 25th anniversary of Zelda and Nintendo really should do something nice for their fans who have stuck by since the NES game. Also, I still feel $39.99 is $10 too much for a portable game... especially a remake. I know it's been reworked and everything, but $29.99 seems like a much attractive portable price point to me.
@M. Henzel. I agree that the 3ds prices are too high. regular ds games regularly retail for about 29.99 (minus pokemon, mario, etc) so instead of making the new system's games a higher pricw, they should keep the old price and lower regular ds prices. Also, to sorta contradict myself, i just payed off the last $12 to reserve my copy so whatever preorder bonus Gamestop has i will be getting it!
Seeing as it was recently Zelda's 25th Anniversary, yup can you believe it ? ( http://wii.ign.com/articles/115/1150966p1.html ) I would hope that Nintendo have something planned for this year, the release of Oot 3DS, then Skyward Sword later in the year, maybe something will be announced at E3 ? I'm all for a retrospective art book & soundtrack, in fact I'd even pay for the option if it was full of fantastic Zelda concept art etc ! Anyone else think that the cel shaded style of The WindWaker would look awesome on 3DS (Or even Paper Mario RPG !)
Keychain, baseball cap, 3DS cover, an actual ocarina and a canister of fabled Deku Tree seeds. at least that is what Nintendo Greece is getting. Nintendo America better step up their game. These pre-order gifts are AWESOME!!!! here is the proof http://mynintendonews.com/2011/05/05/nintendo-3ds-nintendo-greece-show-off-fantastic-zelda-ocarina-of-time-3d-pre-order-gifts/
I agree with Duffman, I recently read about Nintendo of Greece doing preorder bonuses. I would love that ocarina!! I really hope Nintendo of America gives us an Ocarina preorder. In fact, I might just go email them and let them know!
I've been holding off on the 3DS till this comes out. I'm really, really hoping for a special 3DS: Legend of Zelda edition, like the one with the DS Lite with the triforce symbol on it! I'd def buy it then.
If Nintendo does anything, it will mostly likely be either a t-shirt or a poster or maybe both like what Nintendo did for the Metroid Prime Triology for Wii. I have chuckle a little bit at the cereal suggestions as Nintendo did have a cereal out a long time ago with one side of the box being Super Mario and the other side being The Legend of Zelda (NES).