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Zelda Producer On Majora’s Mask Remake: “I’m Doing Everything I Can”


A lot of people were almost certain that Nintendo would announce a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 3DS at E3 this year, but unfortunately, no such announcement was made at the show.


Kotaku caught up with Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma at E3 to ask what was going on on that front, and Aonuma replied that he knows fans would like to see a remake.


“I do know that fans want to see Majora’s Mask. I’ve heard that voice, it’s very, very strong, and I’m always listening, is what I would say,” Aonuma said.


Kotaku then asked about the presence of Majora’s Mask in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which was something Aonuma himself asked fans to look out for.


“Maybe I was toying with them a little,” Aonuma said, causing laughter. “I’m doing everything I can. I hear the voices of the fans. There are so many out there. It’s very loud, and just to acknowledge the fact that the need, the want is out there, I put that in there.”


Something to keep in mind is that Nintendo have not likely announced all of their games at E3 this year. Some titles that we know are in development were obviously absent, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a remake of Majora’s Mask announced via a Nintendo Direct at some point later this year.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.