Ocarina of Time is regarded by many as the greatest game from The Legend of Zelda series ever made, and the remake for the 3DS was well received by fans and critics alike. After hype for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D began to die down, fans immediately began speculating on what the next Zelda title for the handheld would be. A likely candidate to be ported next was Majora’s Mask, but it’s also been rumored that a new A Link to the Past game may be in the cards as well.
In an interview with IGN, legendary game creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that he and his cohorts at Nintendo “haven’t quite decided” whether or not they’ll green light a revamp of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, or something new related to the Super Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
“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. 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.”
Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma revealed back in November that an original Zelda game was already in development for the portable, and (more importantly) that it would be coming to the 3DS before another remake. If demand is strong enough for Majora’s Mask however, then the Big N may very well end up going with another remake instead of a new adventure.
Miyamoto made it sound like gamers would be getting both at some point though, and alluded to one of the games being brought to the Wii U in lieu of the 3DS.
“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.”
A sequel or remake to A Link to the Past seems like a shoo-in for the Nintendo 3DS, and if that’s the case then the possibility of Majora’s Mask coming to Wii U becomes even greater. Since the Wii’s successor is significantly more powerful than the portable, maybe that’s the format diehard Zelda fans would want the game on anyway. Besides, who wouldn’t want the chance to revisit the Nintendo 64 classic in glorious HD? Nobody we’d want to know.
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