Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Majora's Mask HD remake that wasn't

Last summer, a fan-based movement - Operation Rainfall - began a campaign aimed at convincing Nintendo to localize three terrific Wii RPGs outside of Japan. Although Nintendo claimed Operation Rainfall was unsuccessful at convincing them to release the games, all three games quickly made it to Europe and two made it to the states (we're still waiting on Pandora's Tower here in the US...)

This relative, if not recognized, success of Operation Rainfall has lead to a similar fan-based movement dubbed Operation Moonfall to spring into existence. The goal of Operation Moonfall is far more specific, but no less noble: they exist only to convince Nintendo that there is a strong enough market for a 3DS remake of the Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

Unfortunately, E3 came and went without any word from Nintendo as to whether this remake was in the works... but a video was posted online shortly before the conference suggested that an HD remake of Majora's Mask was indeed underway:

More unfortunately for Zelda fans, Kotaku reports that the video is a fake. Some rather talented, and rather mercurial, fans created the video as a prank and 'leaked' it before E3.

Regardless of the video's authenticity, Nintendo could do worse than hiring these yobbos to work on the actual remake of Majora's Mask. If this was the opening movie for the game, I'd gladly shell out my rupees for it!