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Rumour: Majora's Mask 3D Listed for November Release by Retailer

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

This rumour's had some smelling salts applied

It's the day before a 3DS-themed Nintendo Direct, so that means it's time for more rumours of a 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. This has been speculated upon since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D graced the handheld, with Nintendo even hinting way back in summer 2011 that fan demand could make it a reality.

In truth, we've had rumours about this before most Nintendo Direct broadcasts, though it's become less likely with each passing month; Nintendo's already working on a new Zelda title for the 3DS — of course it is — so would it want a Majora's Mask remake to come too close to the shiny new adventure? It's doubtful, but fan demand and the nagging suspicion that the beloved N64 title will get the re-make treatment never goes away.

A new rumour with a hint of credibility is here — though a spoonful of salt is recommended, as always — courtesy of retailer Xtralife posting a product page for Majora's Mask 3D, with an apparent release date of 8th November. In the screenshot (below) it's nestling next to the Smash Bros. 3DS game that doesn't even have a name yet, however, and our own searches of the site have revealed no such listing, so we're unable to recreate the screen from below; that's why we recommend keeping that salt handy.

Keen rumour fans at Zelda Informer are also stating that the product page was apparently created a good time ago but set to be private from public view, with today's appearance potentially being a mistake before a reveal in the upcoming Nintendo Direct broadcast. Or a cheeky scamp at the retailer is raising our hopes, falsely, we just don't know.

This may be nonsense, but perhaps not; the concept of this remake coming to 3DS to fill a potential schedule gap isn't exactly outrageous. It's fun to dream, and we'll know very soon whether this is yet another cruel, unfulfilled Majora's Mask promise, or an early hint ahead of a big announcement. Be sure to join us for Nintendo Direct to find out either way.


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CrazyOtto said:

Not surprised, I saw this coming since E3 2010 when Ocarina of Time 3D was announced.



SergioFerrazJr said:

@TromboneGamer The Smash Bros. one is just a mock cover, like the Majora's Mask one uses a fan art cover.

The game listing is actually there at the website, you just have to know how to make it appear but it's certainly there.



Galactus said:

Yeah I hope this doesn't mean that LttP isn't going to get made. I'm not too excited since I recently 100%ed this on VC, and to my knowledge there was no master quest for bonus incentive.



GamerZack87 said:

When will Nintendo release the CDi Zelda series in the eShop? I'm pretty sure everybody wants those first!



PokeMario said:

Make a NEW Zelda please. It's been two years and we have no information on an orginal Zelda on the 3DS. The Wii U Zelda won't be out until at least next year, so in the meantime we're getting another remake. It's time we get a new Zelda title.



NintyMan said:

Yes, let's not jump to conclusions here, but I do believe Majora's Mask 3D will happen eventually. There's enough of a demand from fans for Nintendo to take notice and Majora's Mask 3D would be easy to make considering it takes many of the characters from Ocarina of Time. I just don't know if Nintendo would be ready to release it now.



Mickey said:

@Ark_Sin Well ASIDE from those, Nintendo is LITERALLY releasing nothing new. If you don't count SEVEN games they aren't releasing anything new.



Dpullam said:

These are just rumors obviously but I would be pretty happy if they turned out to be true. I have hardly even touched Majora's Mask.



Klinny said:

I'd be happy if this is true as well. I've been hoping for some news on a Majora's Mask 3DS remake. I loved Ocarina of Time 3D

From what I've read in previous articles, Nintendo would be outsourcing the project to another group to do, so they would still be able to work on a new Zelda at the same time.



shinpichu said:

Unless Nintendo's also releasing a Brawl 3D, then this is fake.

I honestly would rather we got a new 2D Zelda than a MM remake. We've got enough Zelda remakes in the past few years, bring on the new stuff!



HeatBombastic said:

I keep seeing Miiverse posts saying they want Majora's Mask HD or 3D with a Ben easter egg. I have to try to explain how facepalming that sounds in 100 characters or less, on Miiverse.



BlatantlyHeroic said:

I doubt this just as much as I doubt my wife. The thing is, I DON'T HAVE A WIFE ANYMORE! AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAA!



Klinny said:

Aha. If you click on the listing it takes you back to the main page, instead of a product description page. However, if you click on the "Add to Cart" button it actually adds it to your cart and takes you to a purchase page.

It also lists it as only being 2.00 € when it's in your cart... Thinking someone should let this company know before people actually try and buy it. Anyone speak Spanish? o.O



Trikeboy said:

If there is any Zelda news in this Nintendo Direct it will be release dates for Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages.



gundam00 said:

I would like to see this remastered and released while Nintendo finishes polishing the new Zelda.

@shinpichu Brawl is supposed to get the same Wii U+3DS treatment that Monster Hunter got



gundam00 said:

@Trikeboy Oh I forgot about those re-releases. Of course the Oracle series can be released in the next month and there would still be enough time gap for a Majora release in August or September.



Rei7 said:

This is awesome. I haven't played the old Zelda games except Ocarina of Time, so i'd definitely pick this up.



TomJ said:

All I want is the NEW Zelda game for the 3DS, no more remakes other than Wind Waker HD, please.



PokeMario said:

@HeatBombastic I meant the 3DS has been out for two years. Sorry, I should have been more clear. While Majora's Mask 3D would make great game, I would like to see a new Zelda on the 3DS.



link_hn said:

its true, here is how you can find it:

1. enter to
2. then search for zelda
3. then select ocarina of time 3d
4. you go down half the page of ocarina, right before the comments and there should be a title of related products
*if does not appears the first time you just refresh the page and take a look again (it took me 3 refresh-ups to appear)

when it appears you can add it to the cart and when you enter to proceed checkout it says that the reléase date is november 8

this if far much than a aprils fool joke, it seems true to me and i am seen foward for tomorrows direct.....

give it a try and see that it is true that appears....




Hyperstar96 said:

That's great, but can't some of these amazing 3DS games come to Wii U instead?

3DS is a gold mine of great games, and Wii U is (for now, anyway) a barren wasteland.



Lalivero said:

The thing is, like @Gridatttack pointed out, Nintendo has said that before they do another remake on the 3DS, they want to get the new, original 3DS Zelda title out first. I usually try to see some truth in rumors, but this one I'm definitely not buying...for now.



BlatantlyHeroic said:

You fools. You actually think that they would reveal something like this on a Nintendo 3DS Direct? Why not E3? That doesn't make much sense, even to me, and I'm the crazy one.



DarkLloyd said:

are we forgetting that nintendo said they wont release or consider that till the new zeldas for the 3ds is finish and out the door first?



link_hn said:


the link only works in the computer that has added it to the cart, so your link works to you because you added but it will not work on anyone else if they have not actually add it to their cart....



Lalivero said:

@The_Joker They revealed Wind Waker HD in the Wii U direct instead of E3, which would have come as a much bigger shock than MM3D considering everyone's been thinking about the latter since we got OOT3D.



BlatantlyHeroic said:

@Chriiis You know... you're right on this one. In fact, I think they would rather show whatever new thingy majig they've been working sooooo hard on instead of a remake at E3.



Lalivero said:

Yeah. If they're showing all of this new stuff during directs, you have to wonder what exactly they'll be focusing on at E3. With the PS4 out in the not too distant future and Nextbox awaiting an official reveal, Nintendo must have some big secrets left they want to save for then!



Thexare said:

I doubt this.

Though to weigh in with my two cents on remakes vs. new, I find it very unlikely that Nintendo would have two seperate teams they'd trust with a new Zelda game, and developing a new one for both the 3DS and the WiiU at the same time would slow both considerably.



Ralizah said:

Even if this WAS true, I doubt Nintendo would reveal it before E3.

With that said, a Majora's Mask 3D would be AMAZING.



Zodiak13 said:

What is this Zelda franchise you all keeping mentioning. I should look into this series maybe???



Jaco said:

Though this isn't as believable as I'd like it to be, it is the 13 year anniversary for the game this year and for a game about an impending apocalypse It would be fitting to release it this year. But next to another Zelda remake? I don't know, looks like we will find out soon.




If this is true, this 3d game along with wind waker hd should be the last zelda remakes IN A LONG, LONG, LONG TIME. I loved the ocarina remake and wind waker hd sure looks awesome, but come on nintendo, just deliver a new zelda for both 3ds and wii u and everybody will be happy; remakes are pretty good but a new exciting adventure is even better.



Faruko said:

Killed me but FOR SOME REASON I DONT KNOW i never played this one... and i got a N64 on launch



MitchVogel said:

The 8th is my birthday, so this HAS to be true! That'd be the best gift Nintendo could give me. Loved the original.



Shock_Tart said:

most defiantly a title i would love to own if in fact Nintendo were to port it to 3ds.



LordessMeep said:

Crap. Now I'll probably cry if this isn't true. ;A;
Majora's Mask is a pretty good game and it deserves a 3D treatment, especially since OOT has a 3D port. It'd only be fair to let the new generation of gamers enjoy it with updated graphics.



19Robb92 said:

Been expecting this since OOT 3D. But I believe they said there would be an original 3DS Zelda game released before another re-make. So I'm not so sure this is legit, unless we're getting a new one this year as well.



Peach64 said:

It's a possibility but I don't think this retailer as had any insider tip. I'd be really disappointed if it comes true as well. I'm fed up of remakes and ports. Just give us a new handheld Zelda. Spirit Tracks was... 2009? 4 years ago!



Megumi said:

Eh, they already said MM 3D wouldn't happen until an original Zelda game came out for the 3DS, so...unless they surprise us with a summer release of whatever new Zelda game they're making for the 3DS...I doubt Majora's Mask is happening that soon.



bezerker99 said:

Aaah, sweet Mask o' Majora, please be trueee~

One of the best 3D Zelda games!!! RAWR!!!



Tasuki said:

I will pass even if its true. I never liked Majora's Mask and even if I did want to play it I have it on the GC Zelda Collection. Honestly I am more excited about Oracles coming to 3DS VC.



NoirUsernameHere said:

Oh,Please be true~
Now if this and a Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Remake was true,The 3DS would sell like Hotcakes.



Trikeboy said:

@Keldeo_Sword Yes but think how much it will sell after Pokemon X and Y come out. Then if Nintendo release a remake of Ruby and Sapphire, it is goodbye PS Vita time.



EaZy_T said:

ah MM... one can dream
I'd wager that it'd be fairly easy to reuse the 3DS OoT engine and assets for this.



Drewroxsox said:

If this is true, then my head will EXPLODE from anger at Nintendo because, I want a new Zelda game made specifically with the 3ds in mind, and not a remake. Once the new Zelda is released, then I wouldn't mind them doing this game.



Gregor said:

@Game0ver_Gavin link to the past is a 2D zelda game. What is wrong with you. If i wanted to play that on 3DS i would nag them for a virtual console gameboy emulation. So many stupid people, so many.



Gregor said:

@Tasuki Majora isn't for everyone. I hated it when I first got it. "Wtf am I supposed to do??" The easiest way to enjoy the game is by readin a walkthrough every now and then



AJWolfTill said:

They did say that although they might make a remake of MM they wanted to produce an original game before they made another remake. I'm hoping they will stick to this UNLESS they are actually planning on making a third hero of time game!



WiiLovePeace said:

I kinda hope its not true. Well not true yet anyway. I would like to see a new 3DS Zelda, then see Majora's Mask remade after that (I think Miyamoto said as much at one point anyway). That would make more sense to me then releasing OoT 3D & then MM 3D on 3DS with no new 3DS LoZ inbetween, while releasing WW HD on Wii U. Sure new LoZ games do take a lot longer than remakes but still. Don't get me wrong though, I'm not complaining, just trying to gauge the feasibility of the rumour. If it turns out to be true then I'll be very happy to pick up LoZ MM 3D when it releases



Kevin said:

Bet this will be announced at E3 since it wasn't a part of Nintendo Direct today.



Drawdler said:

Well, they said that they wanted to do a remake of either ALTTP or MM... Now that we're getting a Link sequel, maybe this will hold water? I hope so, because I haven't played Majora's Mask yet!
@Trikeboy I'm pretty sure that Pokémon X and Y's mere announcement was the final nail for the Vita.



Gregor said:

@Nibelilt I don't think so... We've made the coffin, we just need to secure it, the bury it. The question is what games will do that? We have Animal Crossing coming our way and some other so we should be set to kick the can in the hole.

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