Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Sakurai-san strikes again, the big tease

If anyone accuses Nintendo of losing its sense of playful mischief, perhaps we should just mention The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The iconic Nintendo 64 title has been teased on various occasions as potential remake material, while excitable fans have done enough speculation (and mocked up trailers) to take relatively minor hints to entirely new levels.

But still, Nintendo does keep reminding us of Majora's Mask. Eiji Aonuma previously explained that it would have a minor presence in the latest 3DS Zelda release, which turned out to be cute but nothing mind-blowing, and various bigwigs in the company are vague enough in their comments on the prospect of a re-release — either 3D on 3DS or HD on Wii U — to keep everyone guessing. To remind us about it once again. Masahiro Sakurai's latest Miiverse Smash Bros. daily screen is based on the game. The image is below but so is the explanation; it's an assist trophy, not a fighter.

Pic of the day. Here's a new Assist Trophy--the Skull Kid! I repeat, it's an Assist Trophy, not a new fighter. The characters announced on the website are the fighters!

Nintendo keeps reminding us of this game. We don't know whether to be thankful for being pointed towards happy memories, or increasingly impatient for that darned remake that may or may not be real.

But still, that screen sure is pretty.

[via miiverse.nintendo.net]

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