Sunday, July 24, 2011

Majora's Mask 3D in Discussion

There's an interview with Aonuma in the latest Nintendo Power magazine. There he confirms again, that Skyward Sword will be rich of content, but he also discusses the possibility of Majora's Mask 3D:

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.

It's important that the game somehow benefits from the remake. Link's Awakening DX was made, because the original version was the only Zelda game without colors. And Aonuma wanted to make Ocarina of Time 3D badly, because he wanted to fix the Water Temple. The game really benefitted from the new interface, switching boots was never so easy. Majora's Mask didn't really have the same problem, because switching masks was already easy enough. However, one big issue with the game is saving. Either you play your current quest to the end or you would need to use the inconvenient save system with the owl stones. With the 3DS you would just turn the system into stand by mode and then pick up your last session easily. That's really something that the game would make more comfortable. Well, and there's always the fact, that this would be a portable version of the game.

Now all we have to do is make noise. Show Nintendo your "output of emotion and clamor" that you want this remake. I already bought Ocarina of Time 3D and I would also want a Majora's Mask 3D. Pretty please.

I'll ignore the part about the Zelda movie. Insulting idea.

Source: Zelda Informer

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