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Eiji Aonuma promises atonement in Ocarina of Time 3DS

Eiji Aonuma, lead designer behind The Legend of Zelda series since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, promises atonement for past sins. Gameblag Desructoid reports that at a round table discussion, Aonuma admitted that he was behind all the frustration many players felt in Ocarina of Time's Water Temple dungeon. Read on

StarFox 64 3D screens

StarFox 64 3D screens and impressions

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Check out these screens from StarFox 64 3D, the 3DS remake of StarFox 64. The screens successfully convey the graphical power of 3DS (if not the 3D effect), reportedly on par with GameCube. The Arwing craft is controlled using the analog nub, while additional maneuvers are mapped to the D-pad. Lasers, bombs, accelerate and brake are executed with the face buttons, and the bumpers, used to bank and barrel roll, round out the simple controls.

Designer Shigeru Miyamoto has been recorded as attesting to the aptitude of a Star Fox in the third dimension. Depth and distance in 3D worlds are sometimes hard to judge. Using Super Mario games as an example, Miyamoto said it's sometimes hard to even properly jump up onto a stump or hit a floating block. He assured the audience that the capabilities of the 3DS clear all of this up.

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The return of the pink puff-ball: first look at Kirby's Epic Yarn

Ever since 2005 when HAL Labs were developing Kirby Adventure for GameCube (see a trailer for this unreleased project), they subsequently missed the release window once the Wii entered the stage. Ever since that time it was regarded as shovelware... until now. At this E3, Reggie Fils-Aime announced the pink puff ball's return to the home console: enter Kirby's Epic Yarn, a 2D platformer that themes itself around cotton threads and knitted obstacles. Coming this fall.1

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  1. E3.Nintendo.com

3DS will launch with Starfox 64 3D

The 3DS will launch with a re-release of Star Fox 64.1

Previously released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, Starfox 64 was a Nintendo developed scrolling space shooter, and was the first game on the console to support the Rumble Pak. It was named Lylat Wars in Europe and Australia and sold more than 300,000 copies within the first week of the US release.

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  1. Kotaku

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