Nintendo “haven’t quite decided” between A Link to the Past or Majora’s Mask for 3DS, says Miyamoto

Wednesday, 13th June 2012 16:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Shigeru Miyamoto has said Nintendo hasn’t decided whether the firm will bring a A Link to the Past or Majora’s Mask to 3DS as it did with Ocarina of Time before it.

Speaking with IGN, Miyamoto said the company has been testing things out, but at this point has yet to “figure out which way we’re going to go.”

“We haven’t quite decided yet, whether we’re going to do A Link to the Past, because there’s also the possibility of doing a remake of Majora’s Mask,” Miyamoto said. “This is something we’ve certainly been talking about and doing a little bit of experimenting with, to figure out which way we’re going to go.

“We have so many goals right now. We’re always looking at expanding our audience and giving people the opportunity to get their hands on 3DS and see what kind of fun gaming experiences they can have. And now, we’re also tasked with pushing the Wii U. So we have lots of good opportunities in terms of thinking about which Zelda game is going to be best for which purpose.”

Miyamoto said he was unable to announced anything at present, but for Zelda fans to be patient as they’ll have to wait “just a little while longer,” for more solid answers.



  1. ManuOtaku

    A link to the past, a link to the past, although majoras wouldnt be that bad, or both, i hope they go both instead, majoras mask on wiiU and link to the past for the 3ds

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Fin

    What about a new Zelda game for 3DS? I’d prefer that to another remake.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Nintendo: Clueless since 2001.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DLTDawnlight

    Both and then one new original Zelda game.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. manamana

    “just a little while longer” … You mean one year, or more like one and a half? Until then I suggest a new one, instead of a port. Would make the “little” wating time more handsome.

    Bunch of snails.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. polygem

    this really is a tough decission. Majoras mask would prolly work best as an authentic but graphically pimped remake, link to the past in the superawesome spirit tracks/ phantom hourglass touch only gameplay in 3d for the 3ds. I wouldnt mind both!And a brandnew zelda for the wiiu please.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    This is why ninty sucks, 90% of their games are remakes of previous games which were of course, remakes of games that my grandpa played. Shouldn’t they make a new game for the platform. At least sony and ms make sequels and new IPs, a trait not present in nintendos genes .

    #7 3 years ago
  8. dreamcastnews

    Seriously @8? Microsoft haven’t been creative since 2006. Sony come out with fresh IP. But you can’t say Microsoft do – because they fucking don’t.

    Nintendo have got by just fine with ‘remakes’ and sequels so why would they change because you want them to make some shit Gears of War clone or a crappy Gran Turismo simulator?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. polygem

    it´s always the same and will probably always be:
    people do not see that there is a huge difference. the legend of zelda spirit tracks for the ds, windwaker for gamecube, skyward sword for wii are all zelda games but they are very very different gameplaywise.
    nintendo might not create as much new ip´s as sony (who really did a good job with that this gen and kind of always have been. but you can forget ms in this department).

    same can be said about…let´s say mario galaxy and new super mario bros: same but totally different at the same time.
    kirby mass attack – return to dreamland – epic yarn…all different.
    this is not like cod 1,2,3,4,5,6,7….
    i really like playing cod games, don´t get me wrong. i am also a huge halo fan and i truly love some of the sony ip´s like ratchet, sly cooper and so on but to say nintendo is lazy and they haven´t done anything new is just bs. go play their games. you´ll see. don´t let your grandpa have all the fun while you get bored to death from the 10th buggy skyrim dlc…
    nintendo just cares for their ip´s so much better and they are mostly insane fun, almost flawless and technically impressive.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. silkvg247

    Weird, I was just thinking about zelda games the other day.

    The only one I truly ever enjoyed, to the point where I replayed it at least half a dozen times, was LTTP. Ever since going 3D it lost something.. all that open world stuff just seemed to add a load of pointless filler, wasting time exploring dead ends and such.

    Also I don’t like the dynamics of puzzles in 3D. Having to move the camera around to find the solution is akin to playing a hidden object game.

    I’m not really enjoying skyward sword honestly. It’s taking an age to get anywhere. And spirit tracks, though still 2d(ish) frankly annoys me with the quite blatant “travel system” which is a glorified filler. It’s tedious. For the same reasons I didn’t complete windwaker. I want to get to a dungeon and beat it and beat the boss, and find all the loot. That’s the fun part. The stupid gimicky in between travel bits are crap, and lazy. I preferred having a world to walk around, not preset islands/zones to travel to.

    In skyward sword I haven’t even got to a real dungeon yet, 2 or 3 hours in(?).. sigh.

    #10 3 years ago

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