After the release of Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 3DS in 2011, many Zelda fans were hopeful that its sequel, Majora’s Mask, would also receive a remake on the 3DS. Some fans went so far as to sign a petition in the Operation Moonfall movement. Since then though, we haven’t heard any news of Majora’s Mask 3D coming out. Many fans were anticipating its announcement during E3 this year, but Nintendo instead focused on the Wii U, showing off both Hyrule Warriors and Zelda Wii U.
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier was able to interview the Zelda series producer, Eiji Aonuma. The two discussed Hyrule Warriors for most of the interview, but he was able to briefly inquire about Majora’s Mask.
I have to ask… I asked readers what questions I should ask you, and the number one question was that you’ve hinted so many times about a new Majora’s Mask or a Majora’s Mask remake for the 3DS—will we ever see that?
I do know that fans want to see Majora’s Mask. I’ve heard that voice, it’s very, very strong, and I’m always listening, is what I would say.
I think people reacted to the teaser in A Link Between Worlds, the mask in the house. People saw that and thought it was a hint for the future, so that’s why people are excited about that.
Maybe I was toying with them a little. (laughter) I’m doing everything I can. I hear the voices of the fans. There are so many out there. It’s very loud, and just to acknowledge the fact that the need, the want is out there, I put that in there.
As Schreier mentioned, a nod to Majora’s Mask was seen in A Link Between Worlds, with Majora’s Mask appearing on the wall inside Link’s house. Many fans had theorized that the easter egg was hinting that Majora’s Mask 3D would be coming out.
Zelda Willams showed up with a Majora’s Mask replica in hand during the Smash Invitationals, causing fans to be even more optimistic in hopes that they would see a remake for the game announced. Unfortunately, there is still no sign that we will be seeing Majora’s Mask coming out for the Nintendo 3DS.