It’s always fun to see years of rumor and speculation culminate with what everyone wanted all along. That’s precisely what occurred tonight when Nintendo announced a remastered release of their classic Nintendo 64 title, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, for the Nintendo 3DS.
This shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise, given the 2011 release of the game’s precursor, Ocarina of Time, for the very same system. Series producer Eiji Aonuma hasn’t exactly been dismissive of the rumors surrounding a potential remastering of Majora’s Mask, either.
As I wrote earlier this week, there are few games more important to me than Ocarina of Time. I felt that the 3DS version of the game was just as good, if not even better than the original. I think it’s fair to expect the same from this new version of it’s critically-praised sequel.
Oddly, I never actually spent much time with Majora’s Mask. Perhaps I was intimidated by the game’s inherent time constraints. Or maybe I was still too busy exploring the beautiful world present in Ocarina of Time. Regardless, I will be one of the first in line to pick up it up for the 3DS when it releases next spring.
Check out the trailer below and feel free to let me know what I should look forward to experiencing in Marjora’s Mask next year!