Nintendo Weighing Majora's Mask, Link to the Past Remakes

| 13 Jun 2012 14:38

A SNES classic and N64 cult hit are both on the table.

The 3DS remake of the legendary Zelda: Ocarina of Time was one of the first 3DS games really worth owning, and Nintendo would understandably like to make lightning strike twice. Speaking with IGN, Nintendo gaming guru Shigeru Miyamoto said that the house of Mario was currently deciding between remaking the beloved SNES hit A Link to the Past and Ocarina sequel Majora's Mask.

"We haven't quite decided yet, whether we're going to do A Link to the Past, because there's also the possibility of doing a remake of Majora's Mask," said Miyamoto. "This is something we've certainly been talking about and doing a little bit of experimenting with, to figure out which way we're going to go."

He noted that with the Wii U on its way, Nintendo had all of its irons in the fire - all of them. "We have so many goals right now," Miyamoto said. "We're always looking at expanding our audience and giving people the opportunity to get their hands on 3DS and see what kind of fun gaming experiences they can have. And now, we're also tasked with pushing the Wii U. So we have lots of good opportunities in terms of thinking about which Zelda game is going to be best for which purpose."

Since Nintendo had not yet decided anything, said Miyamoto, he had nothing to announce at this time.

A Link to the Past may be second only to Ocarina in the number of people who hold it up as the best Zelda games. In fact, it laid down the formula for almost all of its successors: Link collects three MacGuffins, faces a climactic event, and then must collect even more MacGuffins before going to fight the main villain (who is almost always Ganon/dorf).

Majora's Mask, on the other hand, is one of the few Zelda titles to really shake things up. Its nontraditional layout and creepy atmosphere mean that it never became as popular as some other entries in the series, but it remains a beloved cult hit for those who did play it.

So, we pose the question to you, Escaparinos: If Nintendo is remaking another Zelda for the 3DS, should it be Majora's Mask or A Link to the Past?

Source: IGN

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