Zelda Majoras Mask 3 D Zora Link Artwork 3 Ds Official

Arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask was fooling around with the new abilities that came with transformations. Perhaps the most entertaining of these abilities was Zora Link's quick swimming. Arcing in and out of the water like a dolphin and corkscrewing everywhere was a euphoric experience and an amusing distraction, not terribly different from the freeing sensation of flying. That's all well and good, but it'll be a bit more limited this time around on the 3DS remake.

As the video below shows, Nintendo has opted to slow down Zora Link's swimming in favour of more maneuverability. This should help in terms of navigation, especially in the dreaded water temple, but it is a rather disappointing change. Not all hope is lost, however, as the fast swimming will return; albeit in a more restrained form. Zora Link will now be able to swim as fast as before by activating the magic shield, which will make him resemble something like a watery shooting star as he blasts through the water, evidently invincible. The only downside is that it will use up magic, meaning it can't be sustained for very long.

Are you disappointed by this new development? Did you used to spend time aimlessly swimming about just for the fun of it? Sound off in the comments below.

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