Aonuma discusses The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask remake

"Please write that I laughed," said Eiji Aonuma when discussing a new Majora's Mask.

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The Legend of Zelda boss Eiji Aonuma has briefly discussed the idea of remaking The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for modern consoles.

"Please write that I laughed," Aonuma said to IGN, after laughing about the prospect of a Majora's Mask remake.

Aonuma asked that people don't read too much into his laughter, however. "Don't make it sound like I laughed because I was troubled or inconvenienced or put out," he added. "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."

But how should people interpret Aonuma's expression? "It's really up to them. 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," he said.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask was released on the Nintendo 64 in 2000, and has become an enduring cult favourite due to its dark tone and time-shifting mechanics.

Nintendo is currently in the process of releasing an HD update of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the Wii U, which will be released digitally in North America on September 20.

The classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was also rereleased for the 3DS in 2011, and a sequel to the SNES's A Link to the Past will be released for the 3DS later this year.

Discussion

258 comments
Plataea
Plataea

I trust he laughed because it's so obvious they'll end up doing a remake of Majora's Mask.  He would have to be insane to laugh at the idea for derogatory reasons.

telaros
telaros

Nintendo is all about remakes. I can see this coming out on the 3DS or Wii U next year.

obsequies
obsequies

zelda games really hold their value well. I got the collectors edition of the wind waker bundle for 5 bucks and it's worth close to a hundred. A boxed majora's for 5 and it's worth over 50 or so. I think in total I could sell just a handful of my zelda games to get a next gen console. They really hold their value. 

Fia1
Fia1

best zelda ever with links awakening too bad we wont see a zelda like this ever again

clockworkengine
clockworkengine

Maybe the laughter means the big Wii U Zelda they haven't shown us yet is related to Majora's Mask in some way.


GoDogGoRangers
GoDogGoRangers

I seemed to have lost my majora's mask game a long with my n64..

BladeOverload
BladeOverload

Funny, no one actually read the article to see that nothing was confirmed.

killip
killip

Can you hear that sound? That's the sound of Nintendo scraping the last drops of ideas out of their barrel.

tightwad34
tightwad34

If the Zelda games you make in the future are really good, no one should give a shit about a remake. I really don't like remakes anyway.

bluefox755
bluefox755

Woot, I just love all these remakes coming from Nintendo, when I buy Nintendo, I definitely don't want anything new, I like to stick with tried and true, you know what you're getting ya know?  I don't understand why people buy new games.

HexOmega95
HexOmega95

YAY! I've never played Majoras Mask, this will be my chance 

Henninger
Henninger

The only Legend of Zelda games that need to be remade are the 1st 2 in the series; The Legend of Zelda & Zelda II Adventure of Link. Every other Zelda game just leave it as it is.

Porcupethtonia
Porcupethtonia

Actually, how we interpret your laughter and what it means is really not up to us. Either you're doing a remake or you're not. To me, laughing sounds like you're open to the idea but aren't actually taking it seriously yet.

Ted_Zanarukando
Ted_Zanarukando

I would prefer a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for Nintendo Wii U, and not a lazy HD port.  I never played The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has had moderate success so far. Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma have pointed out The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was limited by the GameCube hardware. Nintendo also felt that Star Fox 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were limited by the N64 hardware.

Dennarai
Dennarai

I'd just be happy if I got a Majora's Mask for 3DS like Ocarina of Time did.

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

Please don't remake it, Especially when there is nothing wrong with it. Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time, and a Link to the Past are some of the greatest video games of all time. Stop messing with the classics and put your resources towards fixing your dying company Nintendo!

imagremlin
imagremlin

It will happen. Someday you will run out of things to remake. Mark my words. 

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

a remake is in the works i need no proof other than it will make money

beuneus12
beuneus12

Ocarina of time>>>majoras mask

rockgod44
rockgod44

 there is going to be a second zelda game coming out for the wii u and i'm hoping to get it when it comes out.

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

Forget that shit, I want Square to make Super Mario RPG 2!

Bowser05
Bowser05

REALLY AONUMA!? Why do you tease us like that?! Hah, I'd pay a ton for this too, as long as it doesn't interfere with the development of the new Zelda.

anab0lic
anab0lic

never got to play this on n64 hope a remake is in the works.

Megadeth8
Megadeth8

How to keep Nintendo fans happy? just remake the old games

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

About time they made a remake, but that laughter ha me worried.

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

I choose to interpret his laughter as 

"HAHAHAHA are we that predictable?"

obsequies
obsequies

@tightwad34 HD versions are alright. Actual remakes are worth a look. But releasing roms and calling it a virtual console then not having that game tied to an account is nuts.

franzito
franzito

@tightwad34 Remakes aren't the originals, they are somewhat different versions in many ways.

komuchen
komuchen

@Henninger well, the 1st one was kinda remade... As long as you count SNES BS Zelda of course.

LOKIIGODX41
LOKIIGODX41

@Darth_Tyrranus exactly they remake the games that dont need to be remade and then put them on handhelds (facepalm)

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

@Icepick_TrotterI choose to interpret his laughter as 

"HAHAHAHA that dumbass troll Icepick_Trotter thinks he's a better person by having his a-hole rocked by Xbone."