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Nintendo Life, an online news site and reviewer for Nintendo-related stuff, has just published an article claiming that THe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will be approximately 685 MB.

Now, 685 MB may not sound like a lot. Lots of 3DS games are a full 1 GB or more. However, do you remember how large Ocarina of Time 3D was?

481 MB. Over 200 MB smaller.

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Now, I'm not an expert on what file sizes mean for games, but I find it interesting that a 2.5D game with, frankly, not that impressive graphics would be significantly larger than Ocarina of Time 3D, an already expansive game.

Does this mean that A Link Between Worlds will end up being relatively huge? Could it have the dozen or so dungeons of the SNES original? Is this going to be the biggest handheld Zelda ever?

Or am I reading too much into this?

 

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/10/zelda_a_link_between_worlds_will_lay_claim_to_this_much_space_on_your_3ds_consoles_sd_card

 

 

 

P.S. My "Size of 3DS Games" feature has found a permanent home on reddit. If you are curious about the size of various 3DS titles, feel free to check it out!



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OoT is a 15 year old game man. 481MB is big for that time.

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ghettoglamour said:
OoT is a 15 year old game man. 481MB is big for that time.


481MB is for the 3DS version od OoT. The 15 years old version you speak of was 32MB.



If space isn't scarce, then developers don't bother to use it effectively. That's pretty much it.

A Link Between Worlds will be a longer game than A Link to the Past, but that will probably come down to cutscenes and screentext of which ALBW will have a lot more. Let's hope they used at least some of the additional 683.5MB for actual content.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

Biased reviews are a pleasure to read. Just my opinion, of course.

ALBW is fully 3D, probably with a lot more polygons and details than OoT. It should be bigger. The perspective doesn't mean that much when it comes to file size. And an opening intro video or whatever could take up more space than anything.

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Probably will do out of game engine cutscenes. Those take up space.

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its definetly going to be an awesome game

Hynad said:
ghettoglamour said:
OoT is a 15 year old game man. 481MB is big for that time.


481MB is for the 3DS version od OoT. The 15 years old version you speak of was 32MB.


Not even that! It was on a 32 MB cartridge, but the entire game was only about 25 or 26 MB. Nintendo just didn't have any cartridges designed that shaved off those few extra MB of space.

On a completely unrelated note, the original Link to the Past was UNDER 1 MB. So in both cases, the 3DS remake/sequel is huge in comparison!



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Salnax said:
Hynad said:
ghettoglamour said:
OoT is a 15 year old game man. 481MB is big for that time.


481MB is for the 3DS version od OoT. The 15 years old version you speak of was 32MB.


Not even that! It was on a 32 MB cartridge, but the entire game was only about 25 or 26 MB. Nintendo just didn't have any cartridges designed that shaved off those few extra MB of space.

On a completely unrelated note, the original Link to the Past was UNDER 1 MB. So in both cases, the 3DS remake/sequel is huge in comparison!


Well, I have the regular NA ROM of the game on my computer, and it's 32MB (32 768 KB). Make whatever you want from that.



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