Zelda Producer On Majora’s Mask Remake: “Please Write That I Laughed”

By Ishaan . September 13, 2013 . 9:30am

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has mentioned the possibility of remaking The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask in the past. His most recent comments on the subject, however are both playful and troll-ish.


“Please write that I laughed,” Aonuma told IGN in response when they asked for his comments on a potential Majora’s Mask remake. “Don’t make it sound like I laughed because I was troubled or inconvenienced or put out. I don’t want them to read anything into it. But if you want to say that I laughed, I think that would be a good answer.”


When asked how his laugh—an art mastered by Nintendo developers—should be interpreted by readers, Aonuma replied, “It’s really up to them. If they want to interpret my laughter as, ‘yeah, we’re making it’ or ‘no, we’re not,’ I guess that’s really up to them.”


This fall, Nintendo are releasing two Zelda games, both throwbacks to older titles. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a spiritual successor to A Link to the Past and takes place in the same world as that game. Meanwhile, Wind Waker HD is an HD remake of the original Wind Waker with new features.

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  • SlickRoach

    This is no laughing matter Aonuma! The fate of a (possible) HD Termina depends on it!

    • Would be great if they expand the land of Termina aside from the four sides of Clock Town, or add some playable post-3rd Day Content.

      • SlickRoach

        Seeing as how WW HD didn’t include some sort of Tetra mode that would be wishful thinking at most unfortunately.

    • デ オオカミ

      No HD, we need this one for 3DS. >_>

  • XypherCode

    Aonuma: (Laughs)

  • Guest

    Well, at least he didn’t say he wasn’t doing it.

  • epy

    Of course it will be made. But they have to wait for a while after WW HD is out to avoid fatigue.

  • 324234

    Hopefully a WiiU remake; the 3DS version of OOT felt like too marginal an upgrade.

  • Wake

    “Please write that I laughed.”

    Then he smiled a creepy smile.

    Then said, “You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?”

    • Göran Isacson

      But if that happened then… we’ve already read the article! WE’VE ALREADY UNLEASHED BEN!

  • Minos

    Glad to know.

  • Kitestwinblades

    HE’S UP TO SOMETHING! Better Keep a close eye on our Moon!

  • Wait what

    I’m sure it’ll happen. The next major Wii U Zelda is still a long ways away. There’s generally a good several year gap between major console Zelda games, with the 5 year gap between Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword being our most recent modern example to judge off of, but I seriously doubt they’d let 2014-2016 go by without a Zelda title in there somewhere. They always release several handheld games or spin-offs between major games.

    This is baseless speculation, but my prediction:
    Fall 2013 – Link Between Worlds, Wind Waker HD
    Spring/Summer 2015 – Majora’s Mask 3D
    Fall 2016 – Zelda Wii U

    • Brimfyre

      I’d flip those last two. They have already said they switch between new game and remake.

      • Wait what

        Wind Waker HD – remake
        A Link Between Worlds – new game.
        Majora’s Mask 3D – remake
        Zelda Wii U – new game

        How do I need to flip the last two exactly?
        I get you guys want Zelda Wii U sooner than my baseless speculation, but you aren’t making much sense.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Uh Zelda Wii U coming either late 2014 or early 2015.

    • Actually Zelda Wii U was going to be shown off this yr but they held off to avoid effecting the sales of WW HD. Zelda Wii U also has been stated to be out 2014.

      • Wait what

        Where did you hear they didn’t show it for the sake of WWHD? And where did you hear it’s supposed to come out in 2014? All I ever heard on that subject is that Miyamoto said they almost showed it at E3. Nintendo has also said, both before and after Miyamoto saying that, that the game is expected to have a very long development time and is still aways away. In fact, they have said they’re entire reason for releasing Wind Waker HD is so the gap between Skyward Sword and Zelda Wii U wouldn’t be so massive. I doubt they’d feel the need to do that if Zelda Wii U was just a year or less away.

        As for them almost showing it at E3… they showed Twilight Princess three years before it actually came out. Images of Skyward Sword artwork came out 2-3 years before that game was released too. Them almost have “something” to show us at E3 does not in any way mean that the game is near completion and ready to come out next year.

        If you have some sources, of course, then shut me down and ignore all of this. I’d love to be wrong, but my prediction stands for me otherwise.

  • JoJo_649

    I bet he laughed like this:


    • XiaomuArisu

      Its sounds like GanondorfXD

      • Wait what

        I thought the same thing, sounds like Ganondorf’s laugh in Wind Waker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPNGCesEWgw

        • XiaomuArisu

          So is Link a Joestar?

          • JoJo_649

            That’s probably the origin of this fabulous pose xD

          • Most likely. I mean, all Heroes in the Zelda series are all called Link, just like every Joestar is always nicknamed “JoJo”!

          • Internet is Crash

            You…Your on to something..(Laughs)

  • leingod

    Sounds more like he’s giving the middle finger to the people who want the remake :P

    • Ethan_Twain

      Oh come on. There is nothing disrespectful or rude to anybody in this response.

    • Guest

      Nah, it’s more like “Really, this question again…?! ha ha ha ha ha ha “.

      If it was Kamiya we were talking about then it’d be a different story :V


        kamiya would say “ask your moms” :v

  • Yan Zhao

    The way I interpret his laugh: “Lol good luck with that”. :(

  • CirnoLakes

    Don’t laugh at us for wanting.;_;

  • Guest

    Now I imagine him having a contagious laughter

  • Ocarina of Time or Majora’s Mask deserved an HD remake not Windwaker. Though I’m sure they decided to remake Windwaker to save time and costs. OoT or MM in HD would cost a lot more to make in HD than WW.

    • Brimfyre

      You talk crazy talk. WW should ALWAYS be in HD from now on. It is a crime that the sequels to WW got regulated to DS. Those graphics need to shine beautiful and glorious on television screens.

      It saddens me that people still can’t get over the cell shading. WW is the most beautiful Zelda game ever made. OoT pales in comparison.

      SS needs a HD overhaul before OoT with the Impressionist art style.

      And I’ve played OoT probably more than any game in history. I love it, but I am also done with it. The 3D version was the perfect sendoff. Put it in the Nintendo vault for at least another 10 years.

      • Raltrios

        I love WW to death, but I think TP is more visually appealing.

  • Teepo 64

    You know, I have a feeling that if Windwaker HD does well, they’re going to do Mario Sunshine HD next. To be honest, I’m hoping for it. I love that game.

    • JoJo_649

      Metroid Prime HD
      NUFF SAID!!!

      • Teepo 64

        Go all out! Metroid Prime Trilogy HD. There’s no excuse now since such a game in SD exists already. :)

  • J_Joestar
    • linkenski

      The Wand of Gamelon 2 confirmed.

  • ChiffonCake


  • lolololololololol

    I hope we see an HD remake somewhere in the future ^ ^


  • (laughs)

  • Sakurai: *laughs*

  • Guest
  • AuraGuyChris

    Well played, Aonuma… Well played.

  • samjosiah

    that’s pretty funny!

  • Göran Isacson

    Then Aonuma and Sakurai started laughing.

    And wouldn’t stop.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Well, that was …. something ……..

    Personally I’ve been hoping with all my might to see an HD re-release of Majora’s Mask for pretty much ever since they teased it. It kinda gave me a little hope seeing the newest Nintendo Platinum price being an MM soundtrack, which I picked over all the other stuff without even thinking twice. lol

    Well, hopefully it’ll happen sometime soon enough. Who knows, I could always go back to my GameCube Collector’s disc version of it until then.

  • James Enk

    i am not in a hurry for a MM remake it will come eventually and i have no problem waiting

  • I guess that laugh means they’re making Majora’s Mask 2? That would certainly be different.

  • Solomon_Kano

    This answer actually made me laugh.

  • When I read the title, I had this in my mind lol

  • Derek E Nay

    I do hope they remake it. Though I hated it when it came out, it grew on me. Now it’s my favorite Zelda game.

  • grevlinghore

    Fufufufu… * que Clock Town theme.

    That´s what he wanted us to hear.

  • Robgoro

    I’ve been hoping for, at the very least, a 3DS port to follow-up on Ocarina of Time. It seems like they’re trying to re-establish the Zelda legend in a new generation of gamers, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in the near future.

  • Link

    This is exactly how he laughed. http://youtu.be/bZtCbODZuYI?t=32s

  • SparkRaid

    First face I thought of was Yao Ming face.

  • Armane

    I’m sure they’d just add bloom lighting and stop time while you’re in the dungeons. So I’d rather there wasn’t a port/remake.

  • Jackie

    his laughing is reminiscent of the creepy mask salesman so i would assume that majoras mask will be in our collection soon :) right after two worlds is released!

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