Nintendo just loves to tease fans in regards to The Legend of Zelda series. Case in point, development of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D was begun in 2011, yet Nintendo opted to not outright inform gamers of this, choosing instead to lead them on by subtle hints in interviews and occasional easter eggs in games. In light of recent events, it seems that Nintendo is keen to continue this trend.
Yesterday, a “Miiting" was performed on Miiverse that interviewed the Happy Mask Salesman from Majora's Mask 3D. The interview was fittingly quirky and off-the-wall, though most of the information covered was previously known. One comment, however, stuck out in particular and seemed to hint at something greater on the horizon.
My, my... I've certainly been appearing all over the place these past few days! If this keeps going, maybe it wouldn't be a stretch to expect me to pop up in a new Zelda game, too...? Ho, ho, ho... I've got some new masks, too, if you'd like to try them on... If I do make an appearance, I'm sure everyone will experience such happiness! Believe in your strengths... Believe... Ho, ho, ho...
This mysterious comment could mean a vast amount of possibilities. It could perhaps be something as simple as a hint at the Happy Mask Salesman appearing in some future DLC for Hyrule Warriors or it could be in reference to him making an appearance in the upcoming Legend of Zelda Wii U.
The most outlandish, though entirely possible, takeaway could be a hint at a brand new, unannounced Zelda. Given the Happy Mask Salesman's strong association with Majora's Mask and the “I've got some new masks, too" quote, it does make one wonder about the possibly of a Majora's Mask sequel. Given that Majora's Mask 3D was the series' fastest selling handheld title to date, the popularity of the unique gameplay pioneered here could certainly be worth another visit in a new entry.
Whatever the outcome, it's a pretty safe bet that this ambiguous comment wasn't made without there being some deeper meaning. It'll be interesting to see what becomes of this in the near future.
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