While Nintendo continues to work on its first original high-definition Zelda game, two fans are recreating parts of a classic Zelda game, the Nintendo 64's Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, in an effort to make them look better than ever. A new video update (above) on the Zelda Majora's Mask Project was published yesterday through its YouTube channel. It shows off a variety of gorgeous 3D environments and models, including one of Deku Link.
To be clear, this is not a playable remake of Majora's Mask. "This work has been created by fans for fans, but its ultimate purpose is to be presented to Nintendo," the video's description states. Creators Pablo Belmonte and Paco Martinez--no doubt in the hopes of ensuring Nintendo doesn't shut them down--say this is an interactive project that hasn't used any materials from the original game, adding that they are not profiting from it in any way.
A video from the duo that looked like a trailer for a remake was first released two years ago (see it below), showing a beautiful-looking segment from early on in Majora's Mask. That video was accompanied by a description that described the project as a "small test" intended to serve as "a proposal" to convince Nintendo to make it a reality.
Updates on the project have been hard to come by since then; no additional videos were posted until one appeared last month showing Belmonte and Martinez, who say they work in the industry, with a Happy Mask Salesman statue.
The latest video describes the project as a work-in-progress, but offers up no additional information about when we'll see it again. We've contacted the creators to learn more and will report back with anything we learn.
Majora's Mask is one of two Zelda games released for the N64, the other being Ocarina of Time. That game received a 3DS remake in 2012, and Nintendo has hinted that a Majora's Mask remake could follow at some point. An HD remake of another Zelda game, Wind Waker, was released on Wii U last year. Presently, the company is known to be working on a new, open-world Zelda game for Wii U.
Would you like to see a 3DS remake of Majora's Mask similar to The Ocarina of Time 3D, or would you prefer that Nintendo make a full HD remake of the game resembling what's seen in these videos? Let us know in the comments.
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