Next Zelda Remake On 3DS Could Either Be Majora’s Mask Or A Link to the Past

By Ishaan . June 12, 2012 . 10:45pm

Speaking with a Portuguese games site last year, The Legend of Zelda series producer, Eiji Aonuma, shared that, while Nintendo were considering a Nintendo 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, it wouldn’t feel right to release another Zelda remake right after Ocarina of Time 3D.

 

Instead, it would likely be a new title, and it wouldn’t be connected to the Zelda games on the Nintendo DS. Prior to that, he also hinted that having 3D in the game would “mean something”.

 

Speaking with IGN more recently at E3, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that a Majora’s Mask remake is still under consideration, but that something involving A Link to the Past—which he had expressed interest in on a previous occasion—was also a possibility.

 

"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 shared with IGN. "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," Miyamoto said. "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."



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  • http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/members/55321.html FinalArcadia

    I never actually played Link to the Past, so I’m personally hoping for that to be eventually remade.

    But Majora’s Mask is also a great game (and it had one of the best atmospheres of any Zelda), so I certainly wouldn’t mind playing that with updated graphics.

    I can’t wait to see what new Zelda comes out on the 3DS first, though. I hope it makes great use of the 3D effect (knowing Nintendo, I’m sure it will).

  • Sperium3000

    Uh, remakes are cool and all but what about a new Zelda title altogehter?

  • Maumac77

    Majora’s Mask on the Wii-u……HD Moonfalling would be SO EPIC!!!!!!!!

  • Suicunesol

    Do both. You know you want to. It’s just a matter of which to do first. :O

    …actually I vote for an original Zelda title first.

  • MrRobbyM

    How about a new HD 2D Zelda on the Wii-U, Nintendo?

    CHALLENGE INITIATED.

    About the topic, I would prefer Link to the Past if only because I recently played MM.

    Edit: OH OH! Now that I think about it. A new Windwaker lookin’ game for the Wii-U! NOW!

  • Shadowman

    I want “link to the past” a very fun game from my childhood it will probably be great to relive that. 

    But I want Majora mask remade to cause I like the mask that they have that transform link. Ah men this is a very difficult decision.   

  • SirRichard

    While a remake of either would be a nice boon for a console/handheld, they’d do better to get an original entry in the series out for one of them before working on a remake, even if they do them in tandem (with Grezzo doing Majora’s Mask 3D or something). Falling back on remakes isn’t a good thing, even if the remakes would be widely welcomed.

    I would imagine, for sake of consistency, that Majora’s Mask would be on the 3DS and handled by Grezzo again, made out of their OOT3D assets, but a HD Majora’s Mask that pushed the system past what we’ve seen and proved what it can do is tantalising.

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    Well I’m not so fond of remakes, they should rather go for Secret of Evermore, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Time (I know those are all from different developers, but those would actually convince me to invest my money in the 3DS).

    The Ocarina of Time remake was already a bit disappointing in terms of difficulty. If they really must do a zelda game, why not for the WiiU?
    Bet many would kill to see the old Zelda games in HD or at least close to that.

    The E3 was also merely so-so. Everyone waited fr something big and really grand, all we got was Mario and Pikmin, but it could be the case that I am already far past their target audience.
    Well, let’s see what’s going to happen and hope for the best but it’s kinda sad that they won’t focus on a new IP.

  • konsama

    Why not better make a new Zelda specially designed for the 3DS with the N64 ones style. They could even take more advantage on 3D screen and the touch one instead of a lame port (even if it’s from a classic game).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phil-Reic/1461808155 Phil Reic

    Release both dammit! ;)

  • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

    Aah…. aaaaugh…. AAAAAGGHHH <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    (to any; rather them tackle the bigger feat here though: ALttP, that'd be a MASSIVE remake to take on)

  • Xapth

    Majora’s Mask is a brilliant game, and though it doesn’t necessarily need a remake, I’d love to play one.

    Honestly though, I’m hoping to see more of Wind Waker in the future… maybe a port or a proper sequel with gameplay like the first one.

    Aside from those, I can’t stop thinking about the inevitable HD Zelda on the Wii U…
    It’s going to be so freaking beautiful!

  • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

    Much like some others here, I’m more excited for news about the completely new Zelda game. I love the remakes (OoT for the 3DS is awesome), but I would love to see a handheld Zelda that was not a remake (or part of the Wind Waker continuity, as much as I love that game). There are so many possibilities, especially after Skyward Sword’s story that I’m practically giddy with excitement about what could come to fruition there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jose.abreu.378 Jose Abreu

    Please don’t make me choose Miyamoto!!!! :’(

  • animaster

    Personally, I’d prefer Link to the Past rather than Majora’s Mask. :D

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Rulue

    And another no-brainer, easy-money/easy-port by Nintendo…

    Unless you’re adding a whole batch of Golden Land to LttP or something, I’m not seeing a real reason a remake would be good on either account.  But I guess you don’t really need another reason to port either so that people will be happy that they have another redone title on the 3DS…

    • sd28

      im guessing fan demand may be a reason

  • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

    How about this instead? Wii U remake of Majora’s Mask, and a 3DS remake of A Link to the Past! I’d find more enjoyment playing Majora’s Mask in HD on a console than I think I would playing it on my 3DS.

    A Link to the Past on 3DS would be pretty fun, and I really hope that’s what they choose. I sure as heck would pick it up!

  • SirTeffy

    Make it a LTTP/MM Double Pack, Nintendo, you know you want to…
    Or a MM remake with 3D Classics: LTTP download as a preorder/Club Nintendo reward.

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    i would love link to the past in wii u in HD, this is the first rpg i played, it also was the game that made me start to learn english, aided by a dictionary only.

  • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

    There are three direct wind waker games and three Zelda games heavily inspired by wind wakers art-style and you guys want MORE!?

    just another reason I’m glad Nintendo doesn’t listen to fans. Though that hasn’t stopped them from already over using the damn over-rated art-style. I remember when Zelda didn’t have a predictable art-style and you would look forward to how different it would look the next time around.

    Anyways, not a fan of 2D Zeldas aside from minish cap, so I wouldn’t care much for alttp remake. I’d actually like a majora’s mask remake as it would give me am excuse to go back and finish it.

    “HURR DEY SHUD MAEK AN URIGUNAL WUN INSTED!”

    JESUS, its like none of you can read. They wanna make an original Zelda next, then the next remake. Of course all of you like to complain and read only what you want.

    • http://www.thejaystack.com/ Jon Stachewicz

      Maybe think before typing next time?  Even a little?

    • Paradox me

      I remember when Zelda didn’t have a predictable art-style and you would
      look forward to how different it would look the next time around

      Both “major” Zelda titles since The Wind Waker have had distinct art directions.

      Besides, The Legend of Zelda’s art direction generally gravitates towards one style for a few years and then moves on. All the way through A Link to the Past you had that sort of old school anime look (brought back for the Oracle titles a decade later), then Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask (which was to be followed by the similarly styled Space World 2000 demo), and then The Wind Waker and its ilk.

      Twilight Princess gave disgruntled Space World fans what they wanted in a more gritty Zelda while Skyward Sword struck a balance.

      What they’ll do next is anything but predictable.

    • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

      “Over-rated” is, when you think about it intently, just a really empty and subjective word. The context it’s mostly used in is “too many people like something that doesn’t deserve the popularity”, except without clearly defining “too many” and why it “doesn’t deserve the popularity”.

      If you don’t like the cel-shaded cartoon style, fine; but that doesn’t mean other people who like it are “doing it wrong”. Also, hasn’t there been just as many titles that didn’t follow the cartoon style? Not to mention that the early pre-tWW titles, barring OoT and MM, did have a common visual style that developed with time.

      Lastly, generalizing a group of people just because you want to rant is pretty inconsiderate.

      • Exkaiser

        Well, really, it’s just a shorthand for stating one’s position in the spectrum of opinions on the subject. “I don’t perceive this object to be as valuable as the average opinion suggests it might be.” And that, in itself, doesn’t mean “I think this thing is bad,” either.

        The problem arises when people state it like fact, like so many people do. “I think FFVII is over-rated,” for example, becomes “FFVII is over-rated!!” becomes “Anyone who likes FFVII is a neanderthal and also probably smelly.”

        My apologies to any neanderthals who hold FFVII in the highest opinion.

  • Roberto Armando Iraheta

    It’s not like A Link to the Past needs a remake to begin with. Game is perfect as is.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Majora’s Mask remake, please! I love Majora’s Mask, it’s my favorite Zelda game and the best one there! I don’t care if it’s on the 3DS (would make sense, since the Ocarina of Time remake was on the 3DS) or Wii U, but the Wii U version would be SUPER EPIC with the HD updates and switching out items and masks from the touch screen brilliantly!

    Also Link to the Past is also a great game, but I’m not exactly sure I want a remake of it… though I think the 3DS would be perfect of it to be a remake.

    Can’t they do both? Then again they also have time restraints, budget cost, and such so they probably can’t do a remake a both.

    A new Zelda is already to come to the Wii U no doubt, but one more remake before we get something new? I would love to adventure throughout Termina once again saving the four regions and collect all of the masks once again!

  • RmanX1000

    Both? Majora’s Mask for WiiU, A Link To the Past for 3DS.

    • grevlinghore

       My thoughts exactly!

      • Joseph Santee

         Yes, please!

    • Zonic505

      I totally dig this idea.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Max-Lestage/100001999473380 Max Lestage

       Yes please.

    • Thespian Thief ♢

      You sire found the proper solution to this equation!

  • Alexandra Cordes

    MAJORA’SMASKMAJORA’SMASKMAJORA’SMASKMAJORA’SMASK

  • Lunar_Outcast

    I’d like a new 3D Top-down Zelda. A Link to the Past remake is okay but I’d like a brand new game with new items and dungeons.

    • sd28

      honestly that sound like what they where proposing to me

  • SteveEdwards

    A Link to the Past would be soooo sweet in 3d

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Link to the Past!!!!!

  • Oni123

    One remake becomes two remakes becomes three remakes =/.. your on a slippery slope nintendo. nothing wrong with remaking the odd game just don’t forget about making new games.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-LaBranch/100002132711844 Wayne LaBranch

       I know right how dare Nintendo keep remake some games a few times HOW DARE THEY, THEY TRULY DON”T KNOW GOOD TASTE LIKE ATLUS or hell its not like people are making HD collections of games…Wait~

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        And since all those companies do get heat for remaking games instead of making new ones, why wouldn’t Nintendo run the same fate~?

        • neo_firenze

           Atlus has remade all FIVE Persona games since the last new release in that series.  Nintendo has remade ONE Zelda game recently, and the previous four releases in the series across Wii/DS were new original entries in the series.

          See the difference?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-LaBranch/100002132711844 Wayne LaBranch

             Exactly, i’ll give Atlus a Bone since we in North America never got Innocent Sin (and if we get that 3DS Soul Hacker then that’s another) but still Point made

          • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

            Revelations and Innocent Sin were never released overseas. Revelations was a half assed version of the japanese one. So as far as I am concerned, they have ported (they are not remakes) Batsu, Persona 3 and Persona 4. All these games belong to a series that has moved forward by leaps and bounds. Zelda is still stagnated in the same status quo as ever~.

            Regardless, reality is, a port / remake is a port / remake. Ocarina of Time was more than enough, remaking / porting Majora’s Mask does little good to the series whereas the same cannot be said about Atlus whose Persona series is quite developed as it is. Either you subject them all to the same level of scrutiny or you don’t subject anyone to it, to say or think otherwise is to risk stepping into fanboy territory~.

          • neo_firenze

            I’m not saying Atlus doing the Persona remakes was necessarily a BAD thing (I bought them all and was especially happy to get good official English localizations of Persona and Innocent Sin).  But it is pretty blatant: after Persona 4, Atlus’s FIVE next releases in the series were ports/remakes.  And regardless of Atlus USA’s decisions about localizing games in the 90s, Atlus Japan calls the shots (just as NOJ makes the decisions that NOA follows) and they were fine cranking out remakes of the entire 5 game Persona series consecutively.

            It’s pretty indefensible to condone that and criticize Nintendo here (personally, I’m fine with both).  Nintendo has a history of not relying on remakes in the Zelda series.  They tend to release a couple brand new games in the franchise on every system, and very rarely do remakes.    And again, they aren’t even saying they are doing a remake.  Quite the opposite, they’re saying that two remakes in a row is something they DON’T want to do.

            I’m far from a blind Nintendo loyalist.  I’m lukewarm on how they’ve handled the 3DS, extremely skeptical of the WiiU, and I haven’t even been very satisfied with their recent new Zelda games.  But to criticize them for just considering more Zelda remakes is not very fair.

    • neo_firenze

       If Nintendo was all remakes your point would have some merit.  But let’s not act like they aren’t making new Zelda games.  The Wii got two new Zelda games and no remakes.  The DS got two new Zelda games and no remakes. Just because the 3DS started off with a remake doesn’t mean Nintendo is forgetting about making new games.  If anything, Aonuma explicitly says here that they AREN’T comfortable releasing two remakes in a row.

      And on another note, if you’re going remake I’d say go all the way back to Zelda II: Adventure of Link!  Sure worked well for Falcom to take the black sheep of their Zelda-ish series (Ys III) and do it from a radically different perspective in Oath in Felghana!

  • Mago Iichi

    They need to stop doing this remake bull crap and start making new games.I don’t care if it’s riskier to make a new game than just enhance some visuals of old games like Starfox64 3D, I’m not buying that crap.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-LaBranch/100002132711844 Wayne LaBranch

       Then don’t buy it : P If you were talking about OoT sure i would kinda agree with you but Majora’s Mask never has be remade or got ports since its was made (if you count Virtual Console) and Link to the Past…they never said it would be the same game just something in terms or whatever

      • Alexander FromUkraine

        Here’s the problem – other companies releasing HD remakes do have new games, new IPs. Atlus – Catherine, Ubisoft – ZombieU, Watch Dogs, Sony – Beyond, Last of Us, Last Guardian, Gravity Rush, Capcom – Dragon’s Dogma (wich as far as I know was their most expensive project). And what is Nintendo take on new IPs? Nintendoland? There’s clearly a fatigue of their re-released franchases among players. So people follow your advise – they don’t buy it, and then we see Nintendo losing money (yes I know, it’s not the only reason, strong yen and stuff, but this was the reason I stopped caring, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one)

        • MrRobbyM

          I too would like to see new Nintendo IPs. Hell, it could be a re-skinned Mario with some gimmick and I wouldn’t even care. At least it’d be something else besides Mario and Zelda.

          • sd28

            you could try the ones mentioned above 

          • MrRobbyM

            Read my response above.

        • Herok ♞

           Nintendo’s new ips: Pushmo, Dillon’s rolling western, Sakura Samurai, Steel Diver and Nintendoland. So yes Nintendo makes alot of new ips people just seem to ingore them for some reason.

          • sd28

            not worth your time honestly it seems that when ever they do release a new ip people ignore it and then complain that there reusing the same old franchises

            it makes me wonder if half the people bitching during the whole rain fall thing realised that those where new nintendo ips

          • MrRobbyM

            While all those are new, they’re not really big games. When most people complain about wanting a new Nitnendo IP, they want something that has the potential to be big. Something that could stand next to Zelda, Mario, Kirby and Metroid. Most of those are simple e-shop games that don’t even sell for more than 10 bucks.

          • sd28

            next time state you want a new big franchise rather than new ip because they both mean different things.

          • MrRobbyM

            @sd28:disqus I’m sorry. I will correct that in the future.

        • sd28

          xenoblade, last story, pandoras tower etc or do they not count as new ips to you 

          • MrRobbyM

            Those are Nintedo exclusives, not Nintendo’s own IPs.

          • sd28

            no they are ips own by nintendo  unless you have  proof that states other wise

          • MrRobbyM

            You’re right. But what I’m getting at is Nintendo made and owned.

          • Alexander FromUkraine

            You could clearly see how Nintendo treasure these games – with all English release troubles. However I admit I forgot about them. It was too little too late, I already moved on and sold my Wii long before they were announced as it was useless. Also, it’s only 3 games in several years (and only one developed inhouse). Where all the money earned with Wii’s success went?
             I just wished that with new console’s release there will be a change in direction, something fresh, something big, something to get excited about. But so far it’s the same Mario and casual stuff Wii had, it’s painful..

          • sd28

            well there is this list that makes it obvious that there are more than 3 over several years plus the 3ds titles posted bellow  and most likely more to come

            then again it seems as though you don’t care for them which is different from saying they don’t exist.

            to e frank if you had just stated that you wanted them to create a new aaa franchise or a new hardcore ip that appeals to you then i wound not have responded to you as i am honestly fed up with the myth that Nintendo doesn’t make any new ips so im just setting the record straight and have nothing against you  

  • http://ikari-the-angry-angel.tumblr.com/ The Angry, Random One

    Either one would do for me. Never got the chance to play either original games. But I would a brand new Zelda game…

  • Vampiric

    its like asking me which of my children i want more

  • AceWildCard

    Majora’s mask reminds me that ocarina of time wasn’t the scariest zelda game as a child, MAJORA’S MASK WAS!! D:, I’ll take my 3ds with a good ol’ 3 Dimensional  Remake of link to the past… I don’t care if the damn moon is watching!

    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/009/820/moon-stares-at-link-in-the-legend-of-zelda-majoras-mask_288x288.jpg

  • darkfox1

    Would rather a brand new Zelda title for the 3DS not a remake but what ever comes :D.

  • http://twitter.com/FaithlessMr Bruno Silva

    I’d definitely take a Majora’s Mask remake, since “A Link to the Past” is amazing the way it is and should always be played exactly as it is, no remakes nor sequels :D

    Also, rather curious, which portuguese website was it that got to speak with Aonuma? Our gaming websites aren’t that great, aside from Eurogamer Portugal, which is perhaps the biggest, mostly because it’s part of a bigger website branch anyway. Still, kudos to them for getting the scoop on something so great like that, I totally missed it back then.

    • Tsuko85

      True that Link to the Past should be left alone but tell that to this generation of kids who play games because they are really detailed and won’t touch anything on PS1/Saturn or older

      • http://twitter.com/FaithlessMr Bruno Silva

         They just don’t know what they’re missing :P Their loss, in a way, right? Oh but I would be fine with either game project, it’s just that I like the original so damn much, I think it should be played the way it is :x

  • Alphabet Soup

    I loved a Link to the Past and still do, but I will not lie – I’d play an LttP remake in a heartbeat!  

  • Spirit Macardi

    I’m not sure if I’d be for another port of LttP after the one for GBA, unless it is an actual remake. Like new graphics, new areas, updated gameplay, all that. Though that would likely be as time consuming as creating a brand new game, so I won’t hold my breath.

  • Letiumtide

    I just played and beat LttP just the other day, that said… it really doesn’t need any sort of update. 

  • Code

    As much as I’d enjoy a remake of Majora’s Mask. I’d be blown away if they remade A Link to the Past in 3D with a free camera >wo>;

    Although personally I’d love a modern remake of Link’s Awakening, I think it’d benefit from a remake more then any other Zelda >w< But on top of that so many people now a days haven't played it, which is a shame since in my books it was one of the best owo;;

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    As much as I would like a new MM lets be real here. A remake of ALTP, “possibly” in 3D (in game) and the 3D (of our sight) bonus? That sounds too good.

  • Nyandroid

    Remakes are great and all. It gives those who were unable to try the game the first time around, another chance to play it. Ive fallen into this plenty of times and was grateful for a remake. =^w^=~ But~ I really hope that new one they were talking about comes out first. I don’t really want to see remake after remake without a new one first. @A@;~

    That being said. Ill go for A Link to the Past. I haven’t played that one yet.

  • Philip Irwin

    If LttP gets a remake, it better be a god damn OVERHAUL of the game.  I don’t want some lameass ‘cleaned up’ port like the GBA version, I’d want it in Wind Waker quality graphics, camera and gameplay quality.

  • VenerableSage

    How about Link’s Awakening or the Oracle series, instead, Nintendo, if you actually *must* remake someting? You know, improving something that isn’t necessarily always at the top of the lists of the best games in the series? Yes, Majora’s Mask could use the update due to problems in playing it (faulty emulation, etc.) and A Link to the Past is a true classic; that doesn’t mean that we want them repeatedly shoved down our throats. I mean, if I have to take one of the two, Majora’s Mask would win out, since A Link to the Past has already had a “remake” before. Yes, it was only a port with some additions, but that’s more than MM has had (only a straight port).

    …Also, am I the only one that VASTLY prefers the 2D Zelda titles to the 3D ones? I feel I have significantly more control over my actions in the 2D games; honestly, I think I don’t really like the tradeoff of losing that in return for what the newer entries have brought to the table with 3D. (Also, just give us a jump button in the 3D games, for crying out loud. Having to run up to an edge and either running around to get the right spot to make Link jump or accidentally jumping off because you got too close is terrible. I think that this is the biggest reason why it feels like I don’t have as much control as the 2D games.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-LaBranch/100002132711844 Wayne LaBranch

      ” …Also, am I the only one that VASTLY prefers the 2D Zelda titles to
      the 3D ones? I feel I have significantly more control over my actions in
      the 2D games”
      Yes you are, and even then it doesn’t matter 2D or 3D, most Zelda games are good (“Most” being the keyword)
      “(Also, just give us a jump button in the 3D games, for crying out loud.
      Having to run up to an edge and either running around to get the right
      spot to make Link jump or accidentally jumping off because you got too
      close is terrible.”
      Even though there’s no such button on the 2D (besides the games with the Roc Feather but even then) and just like the 3D one, Link will still jump off a leap if he can jump off it…So maybe you just suck at controlling in 3D : 0 (idk every third person game feels the same to me so i don’t see your control problems)

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Personally, I would much prefer if they did Majora’s Mask, and left A Link to the Past alone. Repeatedly going back to the older “classic” titles is going to do Zelda no good. Overall, it’s a series that is in sore need of looking to the future, rather than to the past. 

    I find it concerning the way EAD3 haven’t been able to create a well-rounded Zelda game after Wind Waker, even after all these years. It always feels as if we end up missing out on something, whether it’s the lack of things to do in Twilight Princess or the lack of a proper, interesting world in Spirit Tracks and Skyward Sword. All of those three games have their merits (TP having the most), but are also all sorely lacking in one major area or another. I don’t understand what’s going on over there.

    So, with that in mind, I’d much prefer they do Majora’s Mask, which is an under-appreciated and very interesting game that could use the update. Leave LttP alone, and don’t keep trying to go back to it. Instead, use it as inspiration for the future.

    • kevinposta

      Quite honestly, I found Skyward Sword the best Zelda game since A Link to the Past. And I didn’t like a Zelda game that much since…well Majora’s Mask.
      WW had some horrible artificial exploration and TP was just not original enough.
      I thought the handheld ones were underwhelming too, outside Oracle games.

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        I love the controls, items and dungeons in SS, but it has the most boring world and characters I’ve seen in a game of late. It has no overworld either. The game feels like you’re going from one dungeon into another, again and again. :(

        • kevinposta

          Well, while I did feel the characters WERE bland and there was a lack of more things akin to towns, I actually felt the opposite about the world (hahaha, don’t kill me).
          Unlike Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker and Twilight Princess where you have a large barren hub world connecting dungeons, you have a relatively small sky to reach different areas that are fully explorable, even before the dungeons themselves (I spent so much time toying around with customized items and collecting monster spoils :p).
          It really brought me back to AlttP where the adventure was inside and outside dungeons, instead of being so focused on the dungeons. Majora’s Mask was rather succesful at doing this, too, having sidequests and whatnot.
          That and due to the way the controls work it adds a whole new depth to learning (man, did I have trouble learning how to flip Skulltulas. And Orks? I got anihilated almost always till I learnt the Shield Bash is completely broken). It also made some (not all) of the bosses a memorable experience.

          It really felt, to me, like a fresh experience unlike TP and still having the old formula.
          Oh and believe me, I’m not heavily positive about games like this often. I just enjoyed practically every minute of SS.

          Well, now that was longer than I expected. I apologize.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Yeah, I guess we just have a different outlook on the games, haha. I agree that Twilight Princess had a very empty overworld with nothing to do, but I felt like they sort of “cheated” with Skyward Sword in that the “overworld”–or what substituted for it–was effectively just a open-air dungeon itself. 

            So, the game just felt like one dungeon after another to me, which got really tiring after a while. I would’ve liked a change of pace every now and then. Being able to ride around on Epona in Twilight Princess, even if there wasn’t much to do, was still fun!

  • Rogerrmark

    A Link to the past,please.  Majora’s Mask is my favorite along with Wind Waker,however, remake of it would be just like Ocarina of time 3-D remake. Predictable,copy/paste,bland game with worse controls.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’ll vote Majora’s Mask. A Link to the Past has been made available on literally every successive Nintendo platform following its initial release. What more is there to do with it? The only thing I could see them doing is making a 3D Link to the Past and… well, at that point, why not just save the trouble and do Majora’s or a whole new title?

    That said, and I’m not even big on Zelda games, I’d prefer if they made an entirely new Zelda as Aonuma suggested they would. Nintendo finally has a platform that can sustain a Zelda game on par with what they’ve been doing on consoles since the N64. Not that Nintendo would particularly care about that, but still. It’d be interesting to have an original 3D Zelda game that isn’t for consoles. Something in the vein of Twilight Princess for 3DS could be big, but keeping the Wind Waker universe alive on portables would be even better to me. It seems to me that, in one form or another, they’ve been missing something in each title SINCE WW, so I wonder if a return to it’s style wouldn’t be a good step for the franchise on 3DS?

  • Blesmi

    Honestly I would much prefer a Majora’s Mask remake. First off I’m one of those people who doesn’t really care all too much for ALttP, but even then, for them to “remake” it for the 3ds they’d do what? Just change the sprites and everything into 3d models and keep the same perspective? That would be kind of lame tbh, and I highly doubt ALttP fans would be pleased.

    Another option would be to remake ALttP so that it plays like the 3d zelda games, which could be interesting I guess. But I’d rather have something like that happen to the Oracle games. Because those games were damn awesome.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Majora’s Mask remake sorry  Link the to the past was great and all but MM stole my heart I even think it was better then OOT……

  • CrimsonalCore

    My 2 favorite Zelda games ever… Now being on decided which to make? D:

    Well, at least I know MAJORA’S MASK IS GONNA REMAKE. Dat creepy moon on 3D. :3

    But if they go for ALTTP, Operation Moonfall is gonna kill Nintendo. XD

  • Mixkon

    I would Prefer BOTH!!!!! But Majora’s Mask over Link to the Past… just cause they already made Ocarina of Time.. and don’t they use the same engine so it would be easy for them just to release that right? I have not played MM before and from what I’ve heard it’s pretty good. Give us that title please!

  • Ryan Sinclair

    I’ve never played Majora’s Mask and therefore I vote for Nintendo to bring back Majora’s Mask on the Nintendo 3DS. I’d also love it if they made a DIRECT sequel to LOZ: The Wind Waker as I’d love to sail in the King of Red Lions in full 3D.

  • http://twitter.com/Shaohs Justin Kemble

    Majora’s Mask

  • Joanna

    Personally never having an N64, I never did get to play Ocarina (until the 3DS upgraded port) and Majora’s Mask. So I am hoping they do end up going with MM. Plus the two games are connected. It would be a shame if they didn’t release MM to go along with OoT 3D. I want to see both sitting together on my shelf. ;__;

    I am interested in what the new game will be. If it’s not going with the WW line, I wonder if instead they will make a sequel to TP. Or perhaps another prequel. That and I’m curious how Aonuma plans on making 3D matter. I thought they already did a nice job with Ocarina 3D. It really made the world come to life. It took some getting used to (to keep the 3DS in my sweet spot) but now it’s second nature and I haven’t ever thought of turning the 3D off when playing. :)

  • Jeffry P. Joly II

    Let’s rethink everything, shall we?

    I played these two games back in 2000 and 2001; almost twelve years ago. The last thing I want is a game with slightly better graphics and revamped controls that I have to stare at a 6 inch by 6 inch screen.

    The WII U is coming out, why can’t we get them in the new Zelda engine? Stop spending a few grand on some small improvements and give us a complete overhaul…

    Anyway: I miss the use of the Ocarina; so the next Zelda needs to bring the musical side back.

    Also, a great idea would be having the Oracle of Seasons / Ages on the console. These two games were BEASTS and the thought of instead of turning day to night; how about turning summer into winter?

    Ocarina + Season Rod = awesomeness

    Song of Storms + Winter = Hail storm = awesomeness

    So much playability..

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