Remakes have been weighing heavily on the minds of Zelda fans lately. From those of use here at Zelda Informer who want to know if remakes are done too much, to our fellow gamers at Game Informer who can't help but wonder what's next after Majora's Mask, all are curious about what game will be getting made over for a new system for another batch of fans waiting to experience it. It is, however, well-known that those who most fervently wish for remakes are those who love the originals, even over a decade after their releases. Does that love still remain once fans' wishes for a fresh version of an old adventure come true? 

Play Asia, one of the retailers that is selling the New Nintendo 3DS Majora's Mask Edition, is not letting customers pre-order the console just yet. I had my order cancelled from Best Buy due to lack of stock, so I spoke with a Play Asia service representative today about their MM3DS date of availability...

I was at GameStop yesterday trying to squeeze into the two hour window that the Majora’s Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL was available to order again. I didn’t quite make it, frustrating me and I am sure many others. In fact, there is very little about this preorder stuff that has been fun for us as consumers.

Still, after chatting a bit with the local manager something came up, something that I never really considered before. It may be anti-consumer, but it’s creating insane demand for a product that otherwise wouldn’t likely sell as well as it is. Nintendo made the A Link Between Worlds bundle widely available, but the actual sale of that particular system wasn’t too popular at GameStop. Same with The Wind Waker HD bundle.

For those unaware, the Odolwa boss fight in Majora's Mask 3D has been completely revamped to the point where you have to throw out the old strategy to beat him originally and attempt all new tactics. As such, I am giving you a spoiler warning right now - the entirety of this fight is spoiled ahead.

Originally there were two ways to beat Odolwa. You could pop up and do damage to him from below by popping out of a Deku flower... 

Fry's Electronics had the Majora's Mask New 3DS XL in stock, but like all other retailers that have put the elusive system up for pre-order, it quickly sold out. Some fans reported that the limited edition handheld console was only available for as little as fifteen minutes. After the brief period that it was available, the listing was removed completely from Fry's website. Several disappointed fans said the item was removed from their cart during checkout when the system sold out.

Many fans are anxiously checking the websites that have been selling the Majora's Mask 3DS eagerly to see if it is back in stock, and for those of you that are, you can add Fry's to the list of retailers that will be selling it. At this point it's hard to say whether all or any of the stores that have had it in stock will replenish them, either before release or in the future. Keep in mind that...

Looking for a pre-order deal for the Prima Majora's Mask 3D Guide? You've come to the right place. Or rather, the place that will direct you to the right place. Amazon is offering $9 off if you reserve the hardcover Collector's Edition Guide. The paperback regular guide is also available for pre-order.

GameSpot recently did a feature on Zelda U, as the game continues to gain traction in the mainstream media despite not having anything new to report on since The Game Awards last year. Danny, Chris, and Peter from GameSpot talk about what they want to see in Zelda U, which happens to raise a lot of interesting ideas. One idea is camping and forging your own materials, creating a survivalist mentality with nature. This includes things like a day and night cycle, which seems like a given right now but hasn't technically been confirmed...

It appears Hyrule Warriors may be a massive success story for both Koei Tecmo and Nintendo alike. The Dynasty Warriors creators don't have many franchises that are huge successes, but their mainstays do well enough to make them a viable developer. Hyrule Warriors now might stand among the best games they have crafted in terms of sales, and might become their best selling game they've ever made. It appears the appeal of Dynasty Warriors combat and the Zelda series were the perfect match, and if you were hoping for a Hyrule Warriors 2, sales so far are indicating a high possibility it could happen...

With Club Nintendo shutting down and Best Buy canceling pre-orders, our podcast team spends this episode discussing the idea of merchandise and physical rewards vs. digital rewards. We also discuss our favorite gaming giant's competitors: Microsoft (With their recent windows 10 conference) and Sony (They do stuff too sometimes). We continue to mention the new list of weekly features at ZI, as well as talk about the plethora of Zelda parodies you can find online! It's a great conversation this week filled with both laughter and depth. Your collection of talking heads for this week is Adam (Does he ever take a week off?), Jake (Just some guy, I guess), Chris (Lovable and foolish as always), and Caleb (He hates games and so should you)... 

Yesterday, GameTrailers released a video counting down their top 10 most anticipated games of 2015. The list only includes games with confirmed North American release dates that fall within 2015, with Zelda U claiming the top spot for GameTrailers' most anticipated game of the year.

This is impressive, considering Zelda U is competing against other games with boatloads of hype...