The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask gets a 3DS remake

During its latest Nintendo Direct live-stream, the big N has revealed 2000’s surreal and quite frankly a bit terrifying (you’ll see what I’m talking about in the trailer below) The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask is getting a Nintendo 3DS remake sometime next year. Simply called The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D, this latest remaster comes in a special edition by default, one that contains a pin-badge of the titular mask, a special steel-case, and a double-sided poster.

Majora’s Mask is the sixth main installment in The Legend of Zelda series and the second using 3D graphics, the first being The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the game’s predecessor. Considered by critics to be “darker” among the Zelda games franchise, The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask is set in Termina, an alternate version of the usual series setting of Hyrule, where the Skull Kid has stolen Majora’s Mask, a powerful ancient artifact. Under its influence, the Skull Kid causes the land’s moon to slowly fall towards Termina, where it crashes after three days. The main protagonist Link repeatedly travels back in time to the beginning of the three days to find a way to stop the moon from destroying the world.

The gameplay is centered on the perpetually repeating three-day cycle and the use of various masks, some of which allow Link to transform into different beings. Link learns to play several melodies on his ocarina, which have a variety of effects like controlling the flow of time or opening passages to four temples, which house challenges Link must overcome. After the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, a remake of Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 3DS, director Eiji Aonuma suggested that a The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask remake was “not an impossibility,” depending on interest and demand. Apparently, said supply and demand was viable enough to warrant said remake.