'Zelda' 3DS Bonus Content Revealed

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Last week, Nintendo finally revealed the June 19 release date for "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D." We already knew at the time that the game would include the more difficult Master Quest version of the story with its remixed dungeons, but later reports that the game would contain additional content beyond that weren't mentioned in the announcement. There's an update today revealing just what Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata was talking about when he hinted at the game being "crammed with content" back in March.

"Ocarina of Time" will also include a Boss Rush mode, CVG reports. If you're unfamiliar with this sort of mode, it's basically a bosses-only battle mode in which players can take on any of the game's dungeon-closing baddies individually or in a series, one after the other. Presumably, Boss Rush will also be outfitted with some sort of leaderboard or stat-tracking functionality, since part of the fun of these things is competing against your friends' best times.

"Ocarina 3D" will also give an easier time to those who may not be so familiar with the game but want to see how it all unfolds. CVG mentions that Nintendo is adding some kind of "Super Guide," which offers "players not so familiar [with] the 'Legend of Zelda' series... a helping hand through bite sized videos available in-game, which will provide hints on how to solve puzzles encountered during your journey."

A warning to all newcomers: beware the Water Temple. Seriously. That place sucks.

"The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" was recently confirmed to be the work of a third-party developer, "Secret of Mana" creator Kouichi Ishii's studio, Grezzo. Look for the game in stores on June 19.