Eiji Aonuma, the creative mind who’s worked on the Legend of Zelda since Ocarina of Time in 1998, was recently asked by IGN about the possibility of remaking the The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the current generation of Nintendo systems. However, the stalwart producer kept long-time fans on tenterhooks by laughing in response to the question, putting the potential for a revamped version up for debate.
Here’s what Aonuma had to say:
“Please write that I laughed. 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. “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.”
Though the producer’s response was as clear as mud, the fact that he left his answer open for interpretation neither confirms nor denies the remake. It’s no secret that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask has positioned itself as a likely candidate for a HD remastering. After all, rumours have circulated for years regarding the possibility; though we now understand that the classic that Shigeru Miyamoto was previously referring to was in fact A Link to the Past.
The game, which originally debuted for the Nintendo 64 thirteen years ago, failed to emulate the sales of the Ocarina of Time – itself launching two years earlier – and has been labelled as a cult classic ever since. Nintendo are no strangers to revisiting their old catalogue of titles. The Japanese giant previously dusted off the critically-adorned The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time for its high definition debut on the 3DS two years ago, which in turn bestowed the community with hope for the rerelease of another N64 classic.
It seems a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask could go either way. With that said, would you rather Nintendo double down to work on the as yet unknown HD Zelda for Wii U? Or would you be keen to revisit Termina in high definition? Give us your opinion below.