There are plenty of video games out there that deserve special recognition for transforming the industry into what we know it as today. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one such game, and now it has been recognised as such by being one of several games that were inducted into The Strong Musuem's Video Game Hall of Fame.
Announced on Thursday, Ocarina of Time, Dance Dance Revolution, Sid Meier's Civilization, and Ms. Pac-Man have all been inducted for having "exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general."
With how massive a game like Ocarina of Time is, you may be surprised to hear that it wasn't inducted before now. The nominees for 2022 were announced at the end of March, with Ocarina of Time managing to overcome stiff competition including titles such as Resident Evil, Candy Crush, Assassin's Creed, PaRappa the Rapper, Microsoft Minesweeper, and Rogue. It was pretty much expected to make the cut, but it's nice to see the game take its place amongst the great titles across the history of gaming.
Ocarina of Time isn't the only Nintendo title to have made it into the Video Game Hall of Fame either, as Animal Crossing was one of the games inducted in 2021. In fact, Nintendo has six titles inducted altogether, including The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., and Pokemon Red & Blue. They're pretty momentous titles and definitely an indicator as to just how important Nintendo has been to the game industry.
In other Zelda news, we could finally be getting Switch ports of both Wind Waker and Twilight Princess later this year, according to industry insider Jeff Grubb. Grubb claims that the two games will comes as a package and will be released in September or October later this year due to the delay of Breath of the Wild 2 into 2023. Like with all tips from industry insiders, it's important not to get hopes too high, although Grubb is one of the more accurate insiders out there at the moment.
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