If it’s one thing that Nintendo knows how to do, it’s how to take your most intense nostalgic feelings and trap you in their exclusivity grasp, and the only way to get out of this spiral of mixed feelings, is to empty the contents of your wallet in front of them and expect them to leave you alone for about 6 months…at most.
I have memories as a child spending every weekend at my friend’s house and we would continuously play our way through Majora’s Mask on the N64. Well, that and pure split screen awesomeness of perfect dark or Settlers 1 for the PC. Ahh the good old days!
Upon writing this I now feel much older knowing that the original Majora’s Mask arrived on the N64 in the year 2000, and I was aged 11 at the time!
Unfortunately, I could not afford my own copy of the game and had to wait a full week before I could continue. Sadly, my friend got impatient and would play through and even completed the game without me being present. To be fair, I would do the same if I were him.
I never got around to replaying the gloriously dark adventures as link and I could always go and pick up a copy for my N64, but I couldn’t just commit myself to doing so.
Now thanks to Nintendo yet again taking full advantage of rehashing old games, we will see Majora’s Mask coming to the 3DS with full 3D support and visual upgrades.
I think one of the best decisions of purchasing a Zelda game for the 3DS, Is that it has no implications of having to shut down the console and running to save point to save point. Instead, we can pause and resume at our leisure and that is why, for me, Zelda is the perfect pick “up and go” game and I can’t wait to pick this up on release.
Majora’s Mask is currently scheduled for a Q3, 2015 release and was announced during the latest Nintendo Direct.