One of the bigger announcements to emerge from this morning's Nintendo Direct was the (expected) revelation that the N64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask would be coming to 3DS in the US spring of 2015 (our autumn).
Many argue that Majora's Mask is the better Zelda title of the N64 era (though the counter argument there would be that without Ocarina of Time you wouldn't have Majora's Mask), and for those who've never experienced it, it is perhaps one of the darkest Nintendo games ever developed.
From Nintendo Australia:
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D: One of the most talked-about games in the history of The Legend of Zelda series is coming to Nintendo 3DS. Launching in autumn 2015, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D brings Link’s engrossing, spooky quest through the mysterious world of Termina to a handheld system for the first time with enhanced 3D graphics and added features to for users to streamline gameplay for a more comfortable experience. Also releasing at launch, and to be available for pre-order from selected retailers, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Special Edition is a limited quantity software offering including a specially-designed SteelBook™, a copy of the game delivered in its standalone packaging, a Majora’s Mask pin badge, and a double-sided poster showcasing the game’s iconic art style.
Watch the video for the reveal below.
Posted 12:21pm 06/11/14
Posted 12:30pm 06/11/14
Yeah this is getting really ridiculous. Either make a proper remake with whole new graphics and new dungeons, or make a sequel or create a whole new franchise. Porting it to a new device is f*****g lame. No idea why people are getting their pants wet over this, it's a f*****g port the graphics actually look worse and you could easily emulate it with mods to make it look awesome.
Posted 01:14pm 06/11/14
Posted 01:24pm 06/11/14
Like A Link Between Worlds which was released not even 12 months ago and met with critical acclaim?
Probably because the sheer amount of begging from people for it to be made since OOT 3D was released (over 3 years ago) and up there as one of the greatest Zeldas made.
Pretty much this current gen so far has been nothing but "remakes" and "remasters" anyway. Zelda MM 3D has been the game people have been asking for and glad it's coming.
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Posted 11:23pm 07/11/14
This is a proper remake, you obviously haven't looked at the original version recently. And they have made/announced new entries. More often than remakes. I'm pretty sure this is their second Zelda remake, ever. OMG SO RIDICULOUS.
You are dumb.
Many, many people have been begging for this exact product ever since they first showed the Ocarina of Time remake. It's also one of the only Zelda games which is a direct sequel to a previous entry in the series, so it's not unreasonable for them to create this after OoT 3D was so widely loved (and is generally considered to be the definitive version of the game).
I barely played Majora's Mask back in the day, and I can't really tolerate how badly most of the N64/PSOne era games have aged visually, so this sounds good to me.
Posted 09:35pm 10/11/14
Not sure what you're taking about. This article says nothing had been released about the game apart from the trailer so we are both jumping to conclusions. Just graphical updates (rounded corners yay!)
And so what if everyone was begging Nintendo to do this? I can still be an angsty child about it like you are on defending it.
I finished this game on the the n64 and the graphics were great.
P.S no you are dumb.
Posted 11:21pm 10/11/14
Posted 12:54pm 11/11/14
Also it's really dark.
Posted 01:18pm 11/11/14
I got the OOT re-release on 3DS and played it for about an hour and hated it and haven't touched it since. The game mechanics felt so painfully dated and clunky, I just couldn't put myself through it. Maybe if I had played it when it originally came out, that nostalgia factor would keep me going, but I was playing it for the first time as a new game and it just didn't even come close to the games of today. That may be an unfair comparison, but if they're going to sell it as a full price game, it needs to stand up next to other full price games.
Posted 02:05pm 11/11/14
Games are much the same. Try going back and play Warcraft 2 or 3 with all the things we'd consider normal not being available in those games.
Posted 04:51pm 11/11/14
I think playing OOT on the 3DS is a bad move, the Z targeting was really unique and made extremely easy by the N64 controller. The gamecube used the L button which IMO didn't feel as good as the Z button location. Anyway, I think if you throw out your expectations you can play any game and enjoy it. Of course that maybe too much but I think certain things should be left at the door when you start playing an old game.
OOT still holds up, maybe not graphix wise but certainly gameplay and store. I remember playing the original Zelda and LTTP and the jump between those two games was surprising. Imagine going from OOT to today. The graphics is the biggest killer for me but after a while you forget how s*** they are and just enjoy the game, even a pixelated boss becomes scary.
Try emulator + graphics patches + xbox360 controller and you will have a better time.
Posted 05:15pm 11/11/14
Maybe its also just because back then, I had a lot more spare time and no real pressing concerns on my time so I didn't care so much about spending hours just wandering and exploring and backtracking and trying to use every item on every other item to find what works through trial and error. These days though, I might only have a few hours here and there to spend on a game like that, so I want that few hours to be quality game time and not (what feels to me like) wasted time spent trying to figure out where to go next. Which is what I was getting at with my original comment, I just don't think I have the patience to play old games anymore.
Or yeah, maybe I'm just getting old :(
Posted 06:21pm 11/11/14
Shame you didn't enjoy it though. Each to their own. You can't really pop in for 15 minutes for a Zelda game though. I absolutely loved the 3DS remake.
Posted 08:25pm 11/11/14
The music alone is worth the price of admission.