Majora's Mask Remake Announced For Nintendo 3DS, Release Date Set For Spring 2015 With Updated Graphics; European Special Collector's Edition Announced [VIDEO]
Yesterday's Nintendo Direct live stream was full of news, screenshots, videos and other rumblings about upcoming content. However, nothing was bigger than the announcement that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask will be coming to Nintendo 3DS in spring of 2015.
Majora's Mask has grown a rather large cult following in recent years. The N64 game had the unfortunate circumstance of being the Zelda game released after The Ocarina of Time, which many consider one of the greatest games of all time. Like a younger sibling going through a phase, Majora's Mask was very misunderstood, especially when its older brother was getting all the glory.
The game was released onto the Virtual Console in 2009. The forthcoming remake, however, will represent the first time in 15 years the game will once again be in stores. Much like the recent Ocarina rerelease, the 3DS edition will update the graphics and sound, giving a whole new generation a chance to experience a classic.
A special edition will also be available on release. No specific date has been given. The special edition will come with a specially-designed SteelBook, a copy of the game delivered in its standalone packaging, a Majora's Mask pin badge, and a double-sided poster showcasing the game's iconic art style.
A Majora's Mask 3DS edition has been long in the works. Fans gathered under the banner Operation Moonfall (representing the faced 'moon' that would descend upon Clock Town every three days in the game) and signed a petition asking for a remake on a current console. It must have worked.
However it came about, it is finally happening. With a much rumored new Wii U Zelda title also coming next year, 2015 is shaping up to be quite kind to Zelda fans - which let's face it, is everyone.