Operation Moonfall followers are well aware of the work that has been done so far to try and convince Nintendo that it’s worthwhile to remake Majora’s Mask, with the main focus being on a 3DS version to compliment Ocarina of Time 3D. What hasn’t been discussed is how amazing it would be if Nintendo one upped it and simply made it for the Wii U.
Outside of how well the mask system, time system, and save system would work in conjunction with the tablet controller, it’s more about about how the entire theme of the game just feels like it works better on the big screen. Obviously we here at Zelda Informer adore Majora’s Mask – we practically worship the ground it walks on. From giving one of its songs the number one spot on our best Zelda Music list, to the entire BEN fiasco.... we sure love to keep it in the family if you know what I mean.
However, just something about a Zelda game in which the entire world can be destroyed before your eyes just feels better on a HD console, no? It sure does to me, and I don’t care that it would take up a lot more resources to do so.
Back when Majora’s Mask came out, it was so different from Ocarina of Time it scared a lot of gamers away. The thing is, over time, it has become wildly considered one of the best games in the series. At a time when Nintendo wants to truly win back the “hardcore gamers”, a Majora’s Mask revival for them in full HD, even using some pseudo-similar version of the graphics we saw in the Wii U tech demo, would be extremely enticing.
Imagine the possibilities, especially if released as a $20 digital only download to help promote the new online system? It would be something I would gladly shell out 20$ for – hell I’d pay the full $60 in earnest. But it’s about attracting more gamers to your console. Is Majora’s Mask capable of that? I don’t know, but I’d like to think so. It’s definitely the dark tone sort of Zelda game non-Zelda gamers always say they want. It’s just too old, and too forgotten, to be given a chance.
Sure, this likely will never happen. I know this, you know this. It will be a 3DS title if anything at all, but a guy can dream can’t he? What do you think Nintendo could do to really make Majora’s Mask shine on the Wii U?
UPDATE: Alex weighs in on the subject! Check out why he thinks Twilight Princess is a much better candidate by clicking here.