After years of speculation and rumor, Nintendo finally makes a re-release of the sequel to Ocarina of Time a reality. That’s right: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is officially a thing.
There are many Zelda games fans of the series have divisive opinions on, though perhaps one of the titles that receives the most hate and, by extension, the most defense during arguments, is Majora’s Mask. Originally intended as a 64DD release, when the peripheral was cancelled Nintendo converted it over to a regular release with RAM extension required. The game has since been criticized (and praised) for its continuation of the tale told in Ocarina of Time and the use of a resetting 3 day mechanic for the gameplay, giving the entire experience a much more tense, darker atmosphere than any other Zelda game before or since (yes, even compared to Twilight Princess.)
Ever since the re-release of Ocarina of Time fans have been clamoring for a re-make of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask as well, both to complete the pair and to give the game some much-needed love. After literal years of teases, references, confirmations and denials, Nintendo has at last made the game’s re-release official, and here’s the trailer to prove it:
Yes, the moon is still creepy as all get out.
Like with its predecessor, the remastered version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask brings a number of enhancements to the table, only the least of which are the enhanced visuals evident in the trailer. If Ocarina of Time’s 3DS version is anything to go by, players can expect improved physics, tweaked puzzles to improve gameplay, new control options for the classic items, and the inclusion of a master quest to all be elements brought to the table this time around.