Today at E3, Shigeru Miyamoto came on stage early in Nintendo’s press conference to talk about the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda franchise, with the help of translator, Bill Trinen. The first thing he mentioned was the music, which was being played by a live orchestra as the conference began, including a new song from the upcoming Skyward Sword, which will be launching this holiday season. In addition to the music at the conference today, Nintendo will be taking a Zelda orchestra around the world this fall, in all regions, with specific dates to be announced later. Two music CDs will also be made available: the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Soundtrack will be available as a free gift to the first people to register Ocarina of Time 3D at Club Nintendo, and there will also be a special 25th Anniversary CD available.
Speaking of promotional items, Nintendo will be releasing a golden Zelda-themed Wii Remote along with Skyward Sword later this year. Additionally, it was announced thata 3D-enhanced version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening would be launching as a 3DS downloadable today, with full availability worldwide by day’s end. On top of that, in September, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords will be made available on DSiWare as a free download to everybody.
Nintendo’s making it quite tempting to buy Ocarina of Time over again, even though I already own it. Free Four Swords is amazing, though; I just wonder if other players are required to play.