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Submitted by GMachine29 1106d ago | opinion piece

With Zelda U and Wind Waker HD Coming, There's No Hope For Majora's Mask Remake

With the huge announcements made for Zelda U and Wind Waker HD, a lot of fans have rejoiced. But to every upside, there is a down. That would be that the odds of Majora's Mask being remade have lowered substantially. (3DS, Retro, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Wii U)

xflo360  +   1106d ago
Actually dont be shocked if its at e3 on the 3ds.
Ocarina of time did well on 3ds so majoras mask on 3ds makes sense.
Kingofwiiu  +   1106d ago
Indeed. Majora's mask and Ocarina don't need or even merit 3D remakes. To turn N64 games into HD you basically have to rebuild the entire game from the ground up. However as demonstrated with ocarina 3D with just a simple re-texturing and the pre rendering replaced with real time and a few other effects in 3D looks absoloutly amazing and suits the 3DS graphics level perfectly.

So Majora's mask should get the same treatment as Ocarina did for 3DS and maybe they should add a Master quest mode or something to up the content a little.

Windwaker , TP , Skyward sword are much more suitable for HD remakes.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1106d ago
I agree. I mean, they already have the engine running on 3DS. It'd be a waste not to make MM.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   1106d ago
I pray there's still a chance. It's still so early in the WiiU's lifecycle. I should be satisfied with the W.W. remake but like most Nintendo fans I'm never satisfied! Get to work boys!
j-blaze  +   1106d ago
i don't know about Majora's Mask i didn't play it, but all i have to say is the new Zelda game MUST evolve and have full voice overs!
n4f  +   1106d ago
no one asked for voice over
AJBACK2FRAG  +   1106d ago
Huh? Voice overs would diminish the whole experience!
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chadboban  +   1106d ago
Actually I'd prefer if Link remained silent and the other characters spoke. However I would prefer if they didn't speak English and instead a fictional language, similar to characters in Shadow of the Colossus.
iamnsuperman  +   1106d ago
Don't count it out just yet. Depends on how long the next zelda game takes to develop. I mean we have only been told that there is one and have been show nothing (tech demo doesn't count as it was a tech demo for the system). We could be getting a HD remake of this as well. Just depeds on how long zelda takes to develop
EvilFluff91  +   1106d ago
I never really liked Majora's Mask, I prefer Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time but I hope we do get a remake it'll be good for the fans and for a new generation to get a chance to play it. :)
jacksheen0000  +   1106d ago
Please Nintendo no more rehashes.Put all of your effort toward making new IPs. We have a bunch of the same old stuff as it is.
CaptainN  +   1106d ago
If everyone is patient, they will see after the new Zelda for 3DS drops, later on the remake of MM will be on 3DS too. They already have the assets from the OOT remake, they wont waste them. They just wont to focus on the new portable version first.
cmurdurr  +   1106d ago
It wouldn't shock me to see it down the line...but yeah, it's probably far off in the distance as of right now :/
MorbidPorpoise  +   1106d ago
Maybe, maybe not as Nintendo didnt do the 3DS version, Grezzo did.

They've been quiet since OOT 3DS was released.

Maybe they are doing the Wind Waker HD for the Wii U?
Canary  +   1106d ago
Zelda U and Wind Waker HD are both for the WiiU, right?

So doesn't that mean there's even MORE reason to hope since we know the "new" Zelda game is for the WiiU, meaning the 3DS is more likely to get a port?

And regarding Wind Waker HD... think the game would be able to run on a 3DS? That would be awesome... and I really don't want to get a WiiU any time soon (or ever) ...unless me Wii breaks.
azshorty2003  +   1106d ago
I'd rather it be on the WiiU, but it seems like a no brainer on the 3ds after Ocarina.
Thepcz  +   1106d ago
hd done right
the only thing this proves, is that nintendo dont lose their special touch, even when doing something as 'simple' as a hd re-release.

lets be honest, they could have simply re-released wind waker in hd, no new content, and people would have been happy. heck, sony and microsoft do that all the time and people lap it up.

but what nintendo are doing with windwaker is actually giving it a 'fresh lick of paint.' its not merely a hd re-release. and it looks effing amazing, i might add.

to give the same treatment to majoras mask would basically mean remaking the game from scratch. since the games graphics are so old, simply putting it in hd and changing the lighting would not do it any favours.

but nobody, yes, NOBODY saw wind waker hd coming. so who knows what other surprises nintendo has up their sleeves.
PopRocks359  +   1106d ago
I don't see how Wind Waker HD for the Wii U means no more remakes for the 3DS. That said, I think the conjunction approach works the best. Since it takes so long to release newer games, throw out some nice looking remakes to hold fans over. That approach has worked pretty well for Sony in the past. Still waiting for Sly 4? Try the HD collection. I think Nintendo could totally approach both of their current platforms the same way.
Jagsrock  +   1105d ago
The most likely senario is that the Major's Mask Remake ends up being on the 3ds. Think about it, they are also making a new Zelda 3ds game, maybe they will release a majoras mask remake before they release that game, much like they are releasing the Windwaker remake before the new Zelda Wii u .
PrimeLantern  +   1105d ago
If the devs that worked on OoT 3D are doing Wind Waker HD with Nintendo, then yeah it's probably far off now instead of something we could possibly see this year or next.
linkenski  +   1105d ago
I don't see how there's no hope for an MM remake, now that they can reuse alot of assets from the OoT 3DS remake. I hope they will still make Majora's Mask at some point and it should be for 3DS instead of Wii U.
Hicken  +   1105d ago
Baseless speculation ftw!
Monkeyteats  +   1105d ago
Didn't Grezzo handle the Ocarina 3DS port? Maybe they'll do Majora? Fingers crossed!
wiiulee  +   1104d ago
thats not true because we had no idea wind waker hd was coming...i think nintendo is working on bringing alot of games out for wiiu and i wont be surprise if majora's make it out next year

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