When the Nintendo 3DS first launched in 2011, Nintendo re-released one of its most beloved games alongside it: 1998’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Naturally, this prompted questions about that game’s 2000 follow-up—The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Would that game be re-released as well?
Last night’s Nintendo Direct webcast kicked off with an answer: absolutely.
If you aren’t already, you should be very excited about this. Majora’s Mask is quite possibly the best Zelda game ever made. It tells a dark, somber story that’s refreshingly different from the usual Zelda tropes of saving princesses and chasing Triforce pieces. It’s also very, very creepy—something Nintendo is not shying away from in the announcement trailer.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj6cXziHpjQ]
If you’ve never played Majora’s Mask before, consider picking it up when the rerelease arrives in Spring 2015. It’ll surprise you.