The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D has been unleashed for Nintendo 3DS. Available now in stores and via the Nintendo eShop, the remastered version of the Nintendo 64 classic includes enhanced 3D graphics and added features for a smoother experience. The game opens with a masked Skull Kid dragging Link into the world of Termina, where the moon is falling from the sky.
As Link, players have three days to save Termina from the apocalypse by manipulating time to solve puzzles, collect treasure and battle bosses – all within 72 in-game hours. Players also have the ability to slow down, speed up and restart the clock as needed through songs performed on Link’s ocarina. Users who choose to play the game on the newly-released New Nintendo 3DS XL will have access to additional features, like the ability to control the camera with the C Stick.
Nintendo has detailed the upcoming version 1.5.0 of Hyrule Warriors, which is due out on the same day as the Majora’s Mask Pack on February 5th. Version 1.5.0 will add several new features, including new mixing materials, new medals, new weapon skills, an updated Junk Store and an updated Adventure Mode information screen.
Nintendo has given a first look at gameplay in the next The Legend of Zelda title for Wii U at The Game Awards. Using the Wii U GamePad, players can pinpoint locations on the map to help with exploration. In addition, the footage confirms that the Sailcloth item returns and allows Link to glide over the world. Epona also makes a comeback and will help avoid obstacles, leaving Link free to wield his sword and shoot arrows. The next Zelda game is still scheduled to release in 2015.
The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that the visual style of the upcoming Zelda for Wii U drew inspiration from anime. Before deciding which art direction the game should take, Aonuma and the rest of the development team wanted to make sure they would settle on a distinguishing look. Aonuma previously said that Zelda for Wii U looks “more amazing” now compared to when it was first unveiled. The title is expected to make another appearance at next year’s E3.
“I was told by many people that it was ‘beautiful,’ Aonuma said. “I thought about various ways to make the graphical style fit the vast new Zelda world; imitating the real world attached an important feeling of realism, and making it look different to the past [Zelda titles], this was done by drawing inspiration from Japanese animations. Now, compared to what we showed you at E3, it has become something even more amazing.”
The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that the upcoming Zelda for Wii U looks even “more amazing” now compared to when it was unveiled earlier this year. The Wii U console’s first original Zelda title was revealed at E3 2014, when Aonuma talked about his desire to create an open-world installment in Nintendo’s action-adventure series. In addition, Aonuma hinted that Zelda for Wii U may make another appearance at E3 2015.
“Now it looks more amazing than what was shown at E3,” said Aonuma.
Several people have contacted us to say that the Nintendo UK Store currently has The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D listed with a February 15th release date. When the game was announced yesterday, Nintendo simply said they were targeting a spring 2015 release. This specific date on the store could be an error, but let’s hope someone slipped up and that we will get the game in February.
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Update: The date has been changed on the Nintendo UK Store and now says it will be released on June 30th 2015.
Nintendo of Europe are set to hold a special Zelda-themed sale throughout September in celebration of Hyrule Warriors’ release later this month. Between September 4 and September 26, a selection of The Legend of Zelda titles will be discounted in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and 3DS, so if you’ve yet to experience some of the classic adventure titles, now’s your chance.
As a special offer to Zelda fans, Nintendo of Europe is currently offering those who have previously downloaded Zelda titles to their Wii U or 3DS consoles a 10 per cent discount – €44.99/£35.99 instead of the regular price of €49.99/£39.99 – on Hyrule Warriors from September 19 through to September 26.
Similar to the Super Smash Bros veteran and newcomer flash sales, Nintendo of Europe are keen to drive digital sales on the eShop. The selection of Zelda games will change each week, but for now you can check out which titles – including Wind Waker HD and Ocarina of Time – are discounted this week in the list below.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo) – €39.99/£32.99 (Ends September 11, normally €59.99/£49.99)
- The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, NES VC) – €3.49/£2.44 (Ends September 11, normally €4.99/£3.49)
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, NES VC) – €3.49/£2.44 (Ends September 11, normally €4.99/£3.49)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo) – €29.99/£25.99 (Ends September 11, normally €44.99/£39.99)
- The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, NES VC) – €3.49/£2.44 (Ends September 11, normally €4.99/£4.49)
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, NES VC) – €3.49/£2.44 (Ends September 11, normally €4.99/£4.49)