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Nintendo Teases Majora's Mask Remake Again, Again

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Oh Shigeru Miyamoto, have mercy

So, a 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, it's coming, right? It must be, because if it doesn't a large collective of Nintendo fans will march all the way to Kyoto to protest; well, that seems likely. The classic Nintendo 64 title is beloved by many, and some believe it surpasses The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, itself considered to be one of the greatest video games ever produced.

And Nintendo knows we want it, too. We've had multiple rumours, and before every Nintendo Direct we suspect many cross their fingers in the hope it'll appear; perhaps it's all because Eiji Aonuma told us to speak up way back in 2011. Shigeru Miyamoto even stated last year that it was under consideration, alongside a Link to the Past-style game, which happens to be a thing called The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and arrives later this year. But, alas, Majora's Mask 3D eludes us.

Of course, we have a good few years of the 3DS system's lifespan to come, so it's not beyond the realms of possibility that it could happen; in theory it could arrive as a HD remake on Wii U, but a 3D remake using a similar engine to Ocarina of Time 3D seems more likely. As if to keep our fading hopes alive, Shigeru Miyamoto said the following when asked by IGN if Majora's Mask fans were to be left unsatisfied.

Well, they're still in my memory.

According to IGN, that's all he said, and that one of the world's greatest game designers "chuckled" before answering.

Oh Nintendo, you torment us so.

[via uk.ign.com]

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Ralizah

#3

Ralizah said:

I don't know if I'd call that a "tease." I hope it gets a 3DS release so that it can sit next to my copy of OoT3D.

SteveW

#7

SteveW said:

I don't get this game... I just don't get it... I have never tried to make myself like a game like I have this one, it just doesn't work for me...

Spoony_Tech

#10

Spoony_Tech said:

Its my one consloe Zelda regret that I've never finished it! Me goes and hides under a rock!

Edit: Sweet I found some bells! ;-)

Sonomin

#13

Sonomin said:

What's with all the remakes? I'd rather have Nintendo put their resources to something new, not an overrated N64 game..

mch

#14

mch said:

That would be awesome for the Wii U Virtual Console!! Make it happen Nintendo!

antonvaltaz

#17

antonvaltaz said:

Given that the N64 games on the Wii VC were rendered at 480p instead of the original 240p, maybe when they arrive on the Wii U VC they'll be rendered at 1080p. Insta-HD!

Geonjaha

#18

Geonjaha said:

Well if it came out I might have to force myself to actually finish Ocarina of Time 3D. My god did that get boring near the end.

C-Olimar

#19

C-Olimar said:

@Metal_Sonic Grezzo would develop it.
And in what way is it overrated? I've never played it but it's never really mentioned as one of the best Zelda games, in my experience.

DrKarl

#20

DrKarl said:

If it comes out, I will pick it up. The original never did much for me though. The three day thing is neat, but I found the experience to be more tiresome than rewarding. Perhaps they could polish that up somehow?

C-Olimar

#21

C-Olimar said:

@Geonjaha Majora's Mask continues as if Ocarina never happened.
Right?
Child Link never goes on his adventure, never becomes adult Link, which leads to the events of Majora's Mask.
Anyway, you can play it and just forget about Ocarina xD

coren

#26

coren said:

it was a worthy follow up I think. As for a remake, sure would be nice, but as others have said, I'm looking forward to new games as opposed to remakes.
the original concept was awesome, like most all the games, it really took that concept and ran with it. But again, I prefer if they spend their time creating new games oppose to sPending time and resources doing remakes.

Pikminboy

#28

Pikminboy said:

PUT IT ON WII U ,SCREW THE 3DS
jk but Majora Mask HD would be epic :(
besides the 3DS is already doing extremly good give some to the WII U..

Williaint

#30

Williaint said:

I've never wanted it. I still can't figure out it's appeal, even after downloading the wii version.

Cotton

#31

Cotton said:

@Pikminboy that's not going to happen if it does it will take a LONG time because wind waker hd is coming out this fall

Cotton

#32

Cotton said:

Also about a year and a half ago he didn't say that he wasn't making it he said that there would be a new zelda to come out before it and there's one coming out this year so I believe that it will most likely come out but since I never got to finish the original I would much rather have a link to the past made into 3d especially now that a link between worlds is coming out and it would be easier because the map is supposed to be the same from lttp so all they would have to do essentially is recreate the dungeons and put the story In it

Bulbousaur

#33

Bulbousaur said:

@C-Olimar
Basically, it follows on after Link goes back in time and warns Zelda about Ganondorf before he can enter the Sacred Realm. Ganondorf gets sentenced to death (see Twilight Princess), and Link spends some time with Zelda (and re-learns the Song of Time) before he sets out on his quest to find Navi.

Bulbousaur

#34

Bulbousaur said:

@Cotton As you said, it would be easier to re-create Link to the Past. Really, it would be so easy with the world map and almost all the models basically being pre-made, I wouldn't be surprised if it was included with Link Between Worlds, or is made as a downloadable title on the eShop.

simonbelmont82

#35

simonbelmont82 said:

come on aonuma re make it you asked us to give you in put we spoke up were is it but thankyou for link between worlds.

ajcismo

#36

ajcismo said:

Its going to happen. It HAS to happen.
Its a tough call though, we could see a straight-up N64 port on the Wii U VC at any given time. A 3DS re-make would make sense because they would just use the same engine as OoT. Least likely is an HD port, except maybe near the end of the Wii U life cycle.
I, of course, am a sucker and would buy all three.

Zach777

#37

Zach777 said:

Majora's Mask 3D would be epic! This must take place in 2014, please Nintendo??

Royalblues

#40

Royalblues said:

They should just make it. Lord knows the Wii U can use some games, and Nintendo needs the money this game would bring in.

Leon_Pryde

#43

Leon_Pryde said:

Here's the main problem with this.
Zelda currently has three games in development, Wind Waker HD, A Link Between Worlds, and the unnamed Zelda HD for Wii U.
Without being cautious, Zelda games could fall into the same problem as New Super Mario Bros and have 5 games released really close to each other causing fatigue of the franchise.
That being said, I'd probably still buy it.

Peach64

#44

Peach64 said:

Because more remakes is just what we need...

Why would anyone want this remade for Wii U in particular when right now you can log onto the Wii Shop through your Wii U and download it? It's such a waste of resources, both for the development studios and consumer's.

Varia01

#45

Varia01 said:

I didn't think Majora's Mask was as good as Ocarina of Time, but it certainly was great. A 3DS remake is possibly a predictable idea, it may need a larger fanbase. I would appreciate a remake for the game.

Samus06

#46

Samus06 said:

Majora's Mask is such an incredible game. I bet there is a 3D remake in the works. It definitely deserves a remake.

mikeyman64

#49

mikeyman64 said:

It's gonna happen. The only sad part to me is that it will be too late to inspire MM Link in the new Smash. Imagine a Link that could change 3 masks like the Pokemon Trainer and his final smash could be Fierce Deity Link? /shiver

Dpullam

#50

Dpullam said:

I just recently played Majora's Mask for the first time a couple months ago, and I loved every minute of it. A true gem of the Nintendo 64 era.

Captain_Balko

#51

Captain_Balko said:

I'm sure it will happen eventually (it had better, or I will be writing a strongly worded email to some unfortunate NOA worker). Maybe around the time Wii U Zelda comes out they'll announce it. So 2016? Maybe? PLEASE. NINTENDO. JUST TELL ME IF THIS IS REAL OR NOT.

iZAYA47

#52

iZAYA47 said:

I have it for the N64, but I could never get into the 3 day time limit. If they ever do remake it, which would probably be a 2015 title, I'd definitely pick it up and try it again.

hydeks

#53

hydeks said:

I think it will happen. This time around, I will get this game. I didn't the first time around because it kinda eluded me (was playing too much DK64 :P) so this time, I'll get it...if it comes :P

SubZer023

#54

SubZer023 said:

This Game Should stay as being But on 3DS,From as much fans that demanded that Game in you guys or some of you guys want it on WiiU no sir. WiiU is all ready getting an Hard core HD Zelda and just got Wind Waker HD next Thing to know yall have A whole new Series of Metroid HD thats Based around Prime no sir MM is for 3DS

Mizore

#55

Mizore said:

Yeah, they said it'll happen, but they would like to get A Link between Worlds out first before doing another remake.

Selene

#56

Selene said:

I absolutely love Majora's Mask, more than any other Zelda game I've played. A 3DS remake would be so wonderful.

smashbrolink

#57

smashbrolink said:

I wouldn't mind a remake, but only if they make sure that their graphical updates don't detract from the dark moodiness of some of the landscapes and characters.
I'd much rather see this as a Wii U thing, in fact.

sinalefa

#58

sinalefa said:

It is a bit ironic for me, because this is the only Zelda that I have beaten with a 100%, but precisely because of that I don't want it remade, or I don't care if they remake it or not. I played it so much I would never ever play it again. I blame Gyorg.

But yes, use the resources to make something new instead.

DarkNinja9

#59

DarkNinja9 said:

am i the only one who wants a HD remake of this instead of a 3D remake??

but seems like too much pressure for them that is why they seem unsure to remake it

ungibbed

#60

ungibbed said:

Still loving it on the classic Wii. The only N64 game on the Virtual Console that pushed the limit of the emulation prowess of the Wii Virtual Console. I just wish there was so much more that looked very nice at 480p. At full 1080p, I'd imagine the mix between polygons and mixed sprites would be a bit jarring.

SnackBox

#62

SnackBox said:

I'd love a Wii U hd remake. That would be amazing! The use of the dark atmosphere could be done so well!

ZeldaDomination

#63

ZeldaDomination said:

People keep saying that Nintendo should come out with something original, but they're already covering that ground with A Link Between Worlds this year and Zelda U sometime in the future. Majora's Mask 3D is a good idea right now.

Kaabiitorori

#64

Kaabiitorori said:

If Ocarina of Time had a 3D remake, why not Majora’s Mask too? I definitely want it remade too, since I couldn’t finish the original N64 game back on the day. Not to mention, and pretty much with most remakes, it will bring newcomers and veterans alike to enjoy the game. =)

Epicnessofme99

#65

Epicnessofme99 said:

Miyamoto only does it when he wants to, look at Pikmin 3! The mans a villain! Just kidding he's awesome, I really do hope a remake is on the horizon though, Majora's Mask is still my favorite Zelda game to date.

3DSAllDay

#66

3DSAllDay said:

I hope the game does not come out....my wallet can't handle all of the amazing games coming out.

Shambo

#67

Shambo said:

if they make this alongside a zelda 3dsxl, it will be the third xl i buy. only problem: i don't like that 'pre-installed' stuff. i need my card, my 'golden' box to put next to OoT3d's 'golden' box.

RevolverLink

#68

RevolverLink said:

Majora's Mask is my favorite game ever made and I will gladly buy a 3DS remake should one ever materialize, but I won't be particularly bummed out if we don't get it.

Even if it is a game I treasure, there are too many interesting new 3DS games on the horizon, not to mention all of the already-released 3DS games I haven't picked up yet, for me to get worked up over a potential remake (one that has never been promised to anybody) of a game I've already played a dozen times.

RainbowDelta

#69

RainbowDelta said:

Majora's Mask being my favorite Legend of Zelda and a strong contender for my favorite game of all time, I must say that a 3DS remake would be preferable over a Wii U HD remake. I like the idea of continuing my race against time wherever I am. A console remake would, like the original 64 version did, leave me wondering what I was doing before the end of my last sit-down. A portable version of Majora's Mask would be perfect in my opinion.

Giygas_95

#72

Giygas_95 said:

@undead_terror I love that face! XD

I really think this is going to happen at some point. Nintendo knows a lot of us want it, and it would be a project that wouldn't cost as much money or effort as making a new game.

Though I normally go digital, I'd get a boxed copy to go with OoT3D.

@DESS-M-8 The Wand of Gamelon? ;) That is...if you consider that a Zelda game...

@Peach64 Well, all I can say is a lot of people seem to want this re-made for the 3DS (more so than for the Wii U I think), and if Nintendo sees that they could make a big profit off of an easy project, they'll probably take the opportunity. Plus, they are working on new games as well. :)

47drift

#76

47drift said:

If anything, I want this to be made so everyone will shut up about it instead of embracing sequels. It blows my mind that people complained that A Link Between Worlds looks like "another Link to the Past" and then turn around and demand a Majora's Mask remake (not even a sequel)! Sometimes fans are the worst, man.

Maskeraid

#77

Maskeraid said:

antdickens wrote:

It will happen. Mark my words!

Does this mean I win?

But jeez, to say it like that is to almost shrug it off, like "Yeah. Majora's Mask. It was a thing. That's all I got." :( :( :(

redoschi

#79

redoschi said:

If not a true HD remake like they did with Wind Waker, they should at least release it to the Wii U VC and make it render in 1080p if possible! And while they are doing it, release Ocarina to the Wii U as well!

willweinert

#82

willweinert said:

@PokeTune Ok, I understand that it's your opinion and it's perfectly fine, but it makes me sad that there are 3D Zelda's you don't like :(

b23cdq

#84

b23cdq said:

If they do it, I hope they add support for the CPP. The camera in OoT3D is terrible.

SyFyTy

#85

SyFyTy said:

This is no tease, I say someone is reading more into this than there really is.

JJtheTexan

#87

JJtheTexan said:

Hey, the EarthBound petitions on Miiverse apparently worked, so let's keep leaning on Nintendo via the Legend of Zelda community...

krunchykhaos

#89

krunchykhaos said:

@Metal_Sonic you can go away. Luckily for us they won't listen to you.

However I want to know who thinks MM is better than OoT. Because that's a lie but I love MM

One-Winged-Pit

#90

One-Winged-Pit said:

This should definitely be on the 3DS. Wii U is getting Wind Waker (which honestly seems like the 3D on the 3DS would be better for that) and can download Majora's Mask anyways so it would make more sense to have it on the 3DS. Plus I like having my favourite games on a portable system.

Finntendo

#91

Finntendo said:

This arctice should have that smiley picture of mr. Miyamoto. In a way it's fun how much they can keep stuff to secret about Zelda games and then slap you in the face with the vids (like now with LTTP2).

I am ashamed. I have not finished MM. I once again got stuck in the water temple-ish thingy. And after I'm stuck for a while, I get frustrated and the gaming ends. I was stuck for two months in OoT's Water Temple. It was time before walkthroughs in internet. MQ of that game.... I got stuck in Deku Tree :P TP's watertemple, I search wt for it before even starting. I hate watertemples.. erm.. now back to MM.

It would be great to see remake of MM anyways and now with this hope, I can get my N64 again and actually finish it.

Gatson45

#93

Gatson45 said:

I remember when I played it on N64 and GameCube> I really hope they remaster my childhood

Obito_Tennyson

#94

Obito_Tennyson said:

If this comes out as a remake, then would that mean no Virtual Console? I don't want to pay $30 more for a game in 3D form. I just want to play it in classic N64 Virtual Console style for $10. They also better have Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 as $10 Virtual Console games also.

Jinixi

#95

Jinixi said:

I have a huge pedestal behind my futon sitting there. I got it when I worked at gamestop the manager let me keep it. It was for the oot 3ds release. A life sized castle corner piece with link, ganondorf, and Zelda on the side. Now one side of the holder is holding oot and the other pocket area is waiting for mm. I have other classic zeldas stored on top of it that date way back to the nes and then some. So to make my collection more so complete i'd love for majoras mask to come out on the 3ds too. I think that Nintendo and its developers would diffidently profit from this as majoras mask is adored by millions upon millions of players world round. oot and majoras mask is the link that binds the oldest gamers with the newer genre of gamers making them together enjoy the series for all time. So I have high hopes that majoras mask will get a 3d make over as I look forward to seeing the faces of joy on bus stops, at hotels and even sitting at starbucks of kids enjoying the very video games I grew up with. So what do you say Nintendo? convince to remake?

Uttimamario

#97

Uttimamario said:

@WildTwinVikings Majora's mask out of all the legend of zeldas is the MOST underrated game next to Links Adventure because they tried something different. IN all honesty it would be a lot closer to something "new" than the new LTTP.

Uttimamario

#98

Uttimamario said:

@krunchykhaos I do think it is better than OoT because not only do I own both of the original games but I also beat them perfectly and I have to say storyline wise MM is better whereas if you wanted more dungeons and straight forward speech OoT is better.

ZeldaChick8

#99

ZeldaChick8 said:

Please, pkease make Majora's mask !! It dosen'tmatter to me whether it's Wii U or 3Ds, but I would prefer 3Ds, I' hoping you will !!

Tony_Knight

#100

Tony_Knight said:

UGH This needs to come out. I don't know why he always makes it seem as if he's not making it then he makes us think he is. Why does he do that. Why don't u just say say oh its a work n progress or were not sure yet or wutever. All that he's doing is not necessary. He should be glad he has fans that actually wants to play his game rather then toyn with everyone.

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