As the years go by, many still consider “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” to be one of the finest games Nintendo has ever made, and it has served as the blueprint for future “Legend of Zelda” games. After two different remakes for the Gamecube and the Nintendo 3DS, it was announced that “Ocarina of Time” would soon be coming to the Wii U as a virtual console game.
Nintendo Europe revealed that the game will be coming to Europe on Thursday for the Wii U Virtual Console. So far there hasn’t been any major revelations about this version of “Ocarina of Time,” so those hoping this will be an enhanced remake should know that it will most likely be a direct port of the Nintendo 64 classic and they should therefore expect a slightly blocky link. It’s also possible that this ends up being a port of the Gamecube version of the game.
There is currently no word on whether the title will be coming to U.S. gamers anytime soon. Bleeding Cool wrote that it expects “Ocarina of Time” to eventually make its way to U.S. versions of the Wii U virtual console, as it makes little sense to not bring it to the West.
“Ocarina of Time” was considered one of the best games that ever came out on the Nintendo 64, with many reviewers giving the original version high marks for having an open world that's filled with enemies to combat and puzzles to solve. When a remastered version was announced for the 3Ds, the reaction was mostly positive, and most gamers seem to be very happy with the handheld version of the popular Nintendo 64 classic.
U.S. fans should expect an announcement regarding the virtual console version of “Ocarina of Time” soon, since it would be odd if the game only comes out in Europe, considering how popular the title is. Meanwhile, European gamers should get excited, as one of the best “Zelda” games ever is coming to the Wii U.