Ocarina of Time arrives on Wii Virtual Console

Posted by Mark Raby

Redmond (WA) - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, regarded as the best installment in the long-running Zelda series, has made its anticipated arrival on the Wii's Virtual Console as part of the digital store's weekly update.

The game was first released nearly 10 years ago, in 1998, for the Nintendo 64. It remains the benchmark for new additions to the Zelda series. It still garners some top honors, such as the title of the product with the best reviews at Amazon.com during the year for 2006.

The Virtual Console debut marks the first widely available re-release of Ocarina of Time. There was also a limited edition version that was made for the Gamecube, but it was only available through certain Nintendo promotions.

Also making its way to the Virtual Console is vintage NES title Kid Icarus, which sells for 500 Wii Points ($5). Ocarina of Time carries the standard N64 price of 1000 Wii Points ($10). Both titles are available now.