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Zelda boss Aonuma: Don't rule out Majora's Mask 3D

With Ocarina of Time 3D having returned the 13-year-old game to public attention, it's only natural to wonder whether more reinvented Zeldas could become available on the 3DS. The obvious contender for a remake would be Ocarina's sequel, Majora's Mask, though with its unique time mechanic and creepy deviation from series convention, is by no means a sure thing. Still, says series producer Eiji Aonuma, there's no reason it couldn't happen if the fan support were there.

“One of the big things that made this remake possible,” Aonuma tells Nintendo Power, “was that there was an outpour of emotions from people who said they would like to see this game done.” If the fan response to the idea of a Majora's Mask 3D were positive enough, he says the title “wouldn't be an utter impossibility.” That vaguest of possibilities acknowledged, the producer muses on whether the game might offer a welcome variation on the Majora's formula: “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 gameplay element some fans will actually take to.” Though with Majora's Mask never having commanded the same level of obsession as its predecessor, it'd be up to the fans to make a persuasive case for the title's viability.

Jul 25, 2011

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30 comments

  • Fafnir - July 26, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    This is my favourite Zelda game ever, so I really hope this is happening. Would be awesome if they decided to make a master quest version. THAT would get me to buy a 3DS.
  • RedOutlive10 - July 26, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    It's exactly like Yahtzee said, instead of just making a game that is close to the older ones (Twilight Princess) now they're just doing straight remakes on the 3DS. Nintendo...
  • nathstyles - July 26, 2011 8:13 a.m.

    Think I'm with a lot of people here in saying it's probably my favourite - definitely stayed with me the most so any excuse to play it now would be good news to me.
  • Gene - July 26, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    The greatest game of all time. Do it.
  • MegatronD - July 26, 2011 6:55 a.m.

    Do it!
  • Ariaka - July 26, 2011 5:45 a.m.

    WANT. I love all the details in the game-- it makes it so much more immersive than Ocarina of Time. All the cultures seemed to have had their own little, unique traits, quirks, and signs, and just look at Stone Tower Temple... the level of detail there is absolutely AMAZING and bursting with original ideas. Yes, MM is my favorite Zelda game, why do you ask?
  • SparkleDevon - July 26, 2011 4:34 a.m.

    WANNNNNNNNNNNT! I haven't gotten to play Majora's Mask yet, so I'd be pretty excited if it was remade. :D
  • Linktoreality - July 26, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    MM3D would make my favorite game even more favorite-er
  • darkmagshin - July 26, 2011 2:21 a.m.

    hell yes! majora's mask is by far my favorite zelda, and it is definitely on the short list for my favorite games of all time. this needs to happen!
  • Red - July 26, 2011 12:14 a.m.

    I'm probably going to have to cave in and buy a 3DS if Majora's Mask gets remade.
  • TrAnMu - July 25, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    sure they can do that but I don't really want a system with a library of remakes. considering most zeldas carry that similar plot, I don't see why we can't just make a new zelda for the 3ds. Maybe with planes or something this time.
  • Ridgley - July 25, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    WWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • Person5 - July 25, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    I hope they keep it the same, if its made. I LOVED that game and I thought everything about it worked perfectly. The side quests had some of the most enjoyable moments than any other game I can think of
  • xlyesterdaylx - July 25, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    This is nintendo: hurr we don't have any games on 3ds so we're gonna rehash all our old games.
  • Splash676 - July 25, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    It will not be that hard to make since it uses the same characters/environment as OoT3D. I would love for them to make it! MM is my favorite Zelda game ever!
  • HankVenture - July 25, 2011 9:51 p.m.

    OMG YES! I LOVE Majora's Mask :D
  • tojomojo - July 25, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    dude yeah! do it now! get to the choppa! and remake Majora Mask for the 3DS also before the world ends, PLEASE!!!!
  • Larinah - July 25, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    I've said before that Majora's Mask is one of my favorite games in existence. That being said, DO IT NOW EIJI! Majora's Mask is one of only two Zelda games that I can play through any number of times and not get bored of it, the other being OoT.
  • shadowsarekool - July 25, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    I would kill to have this game for the 3DS just like i wanted to kill for OoT!!!
  • Taxtm - July 25, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    Do it now, do it now, do it now now now, do it NOOOOW, do it now now now~ Oh god, please let them actually do this!

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