Over the past few weeks, there has been a pretty massive Zelda-fest commencing under my, or rather my parents’, roof. My brother and I have plowed through the Nintendo 64 Ocarina of Time, slayed our way through Majora’s Mask, deftly skipped Wind Waker and are now currently eradicating the Twilight Zone in Twilight Princess.
While this little anecdote has little to do with the following story, it does have to do with the fact that the Zelda franchise is not just alive and kicking, it’s still being played on old consoles by many, including my own family.
That is likely why in an interview with Nintendo Power by way of Zelda Informer, Eiji Aonuma practically confirmed interest in developing Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 3DS. Check after the break to see Aonuma’s statement.
After playing Ocarina of Time 3D, the next question that comes to mind is: Will we get a Majora’s Mask remake next?
Would you like to play such a remake?
It’s been 13 years since Ocarina of Time was originally released, and one of the big things that we made this remake possible was that there was an outpour of emotions from people who said they would like to see this game done. We said we could do it in 3D, so we did. I think certainly if there was a similar output of emotion and clamor from fans for a remake of Majora’s Mask, it wouldn’t be an utter impossibility.
Thinking on it now, having a handheld Majora’s Mask where you could kind of just set things down on your own time – close it, set it aside and come back to it later – might be a game play element some fans will actually take to and might really appreciate. Especially considering how you really had to rush through the original game, in a sense.
There you have it, Nintendo is at least considering development of a Majora’s Mask remake, which would likely sell great. If you consider how much nostalgia fuels the industry nowadays, because coming up with original IP’s is not cost-efficient, this title would sell more than just well, it would sell, as Tony the Tiger often says before we consider punching him in the face, “GREEAT!”