Saturday, November 5, 2011

Zelda 3DS > Majora's Mask 3D

This is one of the bigger news lately save for all the Skyward Sword spoilers that I'm trying to ignore (the game comes out in less than two weeks, guys...). Aonuma made two interesting statements to a Portugese site about Zelda on 3DS and Majora's Mask 3D:

We are already preparing a new game of the series for the Nintendo 3DS, which will not be a direct sequel for the DS Zelda games, but will make use of much of what was done in the previous handheld.

I can assure you that I've talked with Miyamoto about [Majora's Mask 3D]. But we recently released Ocarina of Time 3D, a remake. We're seriously considering a new version of Majora's, but it didn't seem right to release two remakes in sequence. For that reason, the next 3DS Zelda will be an original game.

It's not a surprise that the Zelda team already started working on the next Zelda game for the Nintendo 3DS. Skyward Sword is finished and it's not like the Zelda team stopped working for the moment. It's also likely that they already started working on concepts for a potential WiiU-Zelda. However, the 3DS has the priority, because the 3DS badly needs software. It's a nice system, which totally got effortable after the pricecut, but the lack of any big software doesn't make it really worth it. The 3DS needs good games as soon as possible. But you still have to take into the equation, that a new Zelda game for the 3DS takes at least two years to make. So, we probably won't get this game until late 2013. Spirit Tracks was also two years in the making and this game recycled everything from Phantom Hourglass. But two years is way too long, what am I going to do with my 3DS until then? So, the statement, that the next 3DS Zelda game will be an original game, actually surprises me. Because this means, we're not going to get any new Zelda title on the 3DS for a long time.

Of course it would look bad to release Majora's Mask 3D right now, right after they already released two N64 remakes. However, in eight months this is already a different story. I was hoping to get Majora's Mask 3D next year as a little something to pass time until the original 3DS Zelda game gets released. And what's GREZZO actually doing right now? The Four Swords Anniversary Edition is done and I thought that they started working on Majora's Mask 3D right afterwards. So, I'm curious what they are working on if not Majora's Mask 3D. Okay, maybe they work together with the Zelda team on Zelda 3DS, maybe they are even the driving force of this game, but I'll doubt it. Or they are working on a Zelda project for a different platform like the Wii or maybe the WiiU. There are many possibilities, if there's someone who could bring back the BS-Zelda games for WiiWare, then it's GREZZO. Or they were removed from the Zelda franchise, which would be a bad choice.

Previously Aonuma said about Zelda 3DS that it will be a game were 3D really matters. But his above statement that Zelda 3DS will make use of much of what was done in the NDS Zeldas is somehow contrary. The NDS Zelda games were made with the touchscreen in mind. You can't have both, you can't have 3D and touchscreen controls. Maybe they keep the graphical style (Toon Link ftw) and maybe they keep the feature, where you draw stuff on maps. But you can't have a game, that features 3D and touchscreen controls at the same time...

Source: Zelda Informer


Skullvic said...

hell yeah xD yesss!

linkin' zeldaman said...

**** yeah majora's mask 3D

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't think it would have been any problem to release Majora's Mask 3D in a year from NOW, around next Holiday season. I just hope this means they are going to bring out the new game next year, and then Majora's Mask 3D the year after that. I need more Zelda on my 3DS, and I need it soon!

I think that GREZZO /is/ working on Majora's Mask 3D. I think they are taking this time to either include a Master Quest, additional dungeons, or some other form of bonus content, because they know they need it, that was one of the biggest complaints about Ocarina of Time 3D: nothing new. Even Master Quest had already been released on Game Cube. They may not be doing this at thie very minute, but I bet they will get to it before 2 or 3 years from now when Majora's Mask 3D hits shelves.