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Zelda producer thinks Majora’s Mask remake is possible

Monday, 25th July 2011 04:11 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma said fan interest could drive a Majora’s Mask remake.

“It’s been 13 years since Ocarina of Time was originally released, and one of the big things that we made this remake possible was that there was an outpour of emotions from people who said they would like to see this game done,” Aonuma said, speaking in the same Nintendo Power interview referenced earlier today, as reported by Zelda Informer.

“I think certainly if there was a similar output of emotion and clamor from fans for a remake of Majora’s Mask, it wouldn’t be an utter impossibility.”

Aonuma said fans might enjoy being able to play Majora’s Mask on the go, because of the game’s use of continually passing time as a mechanic.

The producer also commented that portable Zelda games can now stand alongside their console brethren.

“The ability to deliver that kind of experience is now available for handhelds as well; it’s not just in the domain of consoles anymore,” he said.

“However, if that’s the case and we can deliver what people previously considered a console experience, to a handheld, it makes me think, ‘Well, what can we do to make those home-console Zeldas that much more engrossing and appropriate for being in your room and spending the time to really dive deep in the game?’ So, that’s a theme that I’m certainly going to carry though into future development.”

Thanks, Destructoid.

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  1. LOLshock94

    this game was ok just annoying how you had to keep using the ocarina every 3 days

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lewis247

    @1 Just ok? I thought it was an obscure masterpiece. Yes, the three day gameplay element was frustrating at times but if you read the article it can be tackled for the 3ds version:

    “Thinking on it now, having a handheld Majora’s Mask where you could kind of just set things down on your own time – close it, set it aside and come back to it later – might be a game play element some fans will actually take to and might really appreciate. Especially considering how you really had to rush through the original game, in a sense.”

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Len

    Please make it happen. I’m coming ot thend of OOT on the 3DS and it is just wonderful even afer all these years. :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. jr512

    I love that game so much on the same level as OOT make it happen but I want my link to the past remake as well

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TVs Everywhere

    Really? That’s what the 3DS is now? Remake after remake?

    Yawn. Wake me up when Nintendo says it’s not an “impossibility” to make something actually original and compelling.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    ^ Has Nintendo made any “original and compelling” games in the last 6 or 7 years?

    Honestly, i’m not against ‘remakes’, though i’d rather they be of more modern stuff. Like Wind Waker which -unlike OoT- Nintendo havent already re released over a million times. Its also more beefy in content and visuals, which makes me wonder if porting that to 3DS would even be possible. Can the 3DS run GameCube-like visuals?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. jr512

    At #6 the 3ds can produce gamecube like visuals

    #7 3 years ago
  8. TVs Everywhere

    @6:

    The thing is, I’m not even that much against “remakes” per se, but Nintendo’s not even doing a real remake, they’re just doing enhanced ports. If they had done a REAL remake I wouldn’t be minding this, but enhanced ports mean 90% of the work is already done for Nintendo, they get to hide behind the “ZOMG NOSTALGIA” excuse so they don’t have to make any new content, and not only do they charge full price for it, they also pretend like that’s their “big hitter” for the next few months and don’t see the need to produce anything else.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    ^ Indeed, Nintendo are definitely using the world “remake” very loosely. And i agree with the rest of your post, though Nintendo have been taking the ‘lazy route’ like that for some time now already.
    It’ll be funny to see the Wii-U dry up in exactly the same amount of time, about a year after its release when Sony & MS announce their new consoles and devs shift to making games for them, games the Wii-U wont be able to run. It’ll be bye-bye new ‘core’ games on Wii-U. Hello ports of all of the stuff the PS360 has got in their 7 years on the market.

    @7
    I’ve yet to see anything really prove that. Hell, even OoT -a damned N64 game- is jaggy-central on the console.

    #9 3 years ago