The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Bows Strong in Japan

The legend of success continues unabated.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 02/25/2015 17:30 1 Comment     ShareThis

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D made quite the impression during its first two days of release in Japan. Selling over 230,000 copies, Majora’s Mask 3D kept pace with the previous Zelda release on 3DS, A Link Between Worlds. What’s notable about the parity in this case is that Majora’s Mask 3D was only available for preorder for one month prior to hitting store shelves– impressive.

Ocarina of Time 3D has sold roughly half a million copies in Japan since its launch, and A Link Between Worlds isn’t far behind that number, itself. Hopes are high that Majora’s Mask 3D will have similar longevity, both in Japan and abroad.

What do you think of Majora’s Mask 3D? What Zelda game do you hope Nintendo remakes next? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Siliconera

One Response to “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Bows Strong in Japan”

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    penduin says...

    I would like to see Link’s Awakening remade, though I wonder if some of its charm would fade if the game suddenly had access to sleek modern visuals and a big wide display format. Even the Oracle games, using mostly the same engine but with bigger dungeon rooms, didn’t have that same ineffable “perfect” quality to them. I’d even say the DX version lost some magic.

    Given their success turning a “dark horse” Zelda into a modern and accessible game without losing its character, I’m really curious what could be done with Zelda 2. They’d probably have to cave and make it a bit easier, but the combat was so rewarding once you mastered it. What if enemies telegraphed their attacks just a little bit longer or more clearly? Or if Link’s sword reached just a little bit further? The badass fighting rhythm could be retained for veterans but made less frustrating for newbies. After Hyrule Warriors, I’m really digging the idea of a Zelda game with some hardcore battle mechanics.

    I fear these remakes will dry up fast if they continue to take longer to develop than the original games, however. I (and many many others, I’m happy to see) absolutely love Majora’s Mask 3D, but I wonder what the executives at Nintendo think of it?

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