What? Yep, looks like it. The surprises just keep rolling in today, and the latest in-development title to be revealed for the upcoming 3DS looks to be none other than a remake of the N64 masterpiece The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
This game has not been officially announced yet, as Nintendodidn't mention it in this morning's press conference and you won't find it spoken of on the company's site either -- but you will find screenshots. A half-dozen screen grabs exist and are hosted on Nintendo's server, so this one, while not officially official yet, is as good as confirmed.
Especially when you consider that Star Fox 64, another N64 classic, is also getting the remake treatment -- and that one has been confirmed.
You can see from the first handful of shots that Link will be sporting a livelier look in this new edition, one that's more colorful and more in line with what we've now seen from the Wii's The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Perhaps Nintendo didn't want to draw attention away from the Wii project, and so wanted to keep this one quiet?
Well, that strategy worked. For a few hours.
4:27 Update: Nintendo's pulled the six screenshots from its servers since this story first went live a few hours ago, and a variety of explanations for them are now floating around the 'Net. Continue to take this one with a grain of salt, true believers -- remember, it's not officially confirmed yet. I've added a question mark to the article title to better emphasize that uncertainty, but let's hope the Big N comes out with an official yes soon.
5:45 Update: In a closed door, developers roundtable hosted by Nintendo, a non-playable demo of Ocarina of Time for the 3DS was on display.
6:15 Update: Nintendo confirms! It's not just a tech demo, friends, as the Big N has given official word that this is the real deal. Here's the buzz from Nintendo of America's official Twitter feed:
Zelda fans, one more thing... We're proud to introduce The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D! #NintE3ndo #E3
See the tweet right here: http://twitter.com/nintendoamerica