These days, many companies—Nintendo, included—have been moving away from game booklets. That's making some nostalgic for the days of printed instructions.
Newly released The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D does not come with a printed instruction booklet in Japan, something Twitter user Cocoa was quick to point out was a buzzkill.
There's simply a notice telling folks that the manual is now digital and gives instructions on how to access it.
This lack of physical instructions shouldn't be a surprise! Lately, Nintendo has been releasing digital ones.
But Cocoa provided a reminder that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D did include printed instructions—even if that was a fold out instead of an actual booklet.
But that was 2011, you say! You're right. It was.
I can see why Nintendo wouldn't include a printed instruction booklet and instead offer a digital one. It saves on printing costs and reflects the world we live in. But people who are purchasing a physical copy of the game probably want a nice little booklet.
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