Everyone’s really getting excited for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and we’ve got a ton of new information about how the game’s features differ from those of its Nintendo 64 ancestor. The revamped title is coming out on February 13th alongside a special edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL, with new features like an improved Bomber’s Notebook, a redesigned Clock Town, and more.
So what’s new in the 3D version of Majora’s Mask? Well, players of the original game might remember the Bomber’s Notebook, a handy diary of sorts that allows you to keep track of the various events that occur over the course of the game’s three-day cycle. Now, the Notebook tells you which quests you have completed and which task you are currently engaged in, as well as the individual steps you have already taken in that task. The Bomber gang will also tell you rumors to give you a helping hand, and you can now set alarms for specific characters. Tatl will remind you of this last feature if you aren’t already aware of it.
The game’s central location, Clock Town, also has a few differences. For example, the Clock Town Bank is now located in the Town Square, saving you valuable time that would otherwise be spent running around the different sections of the town. Speaking of which, there have been rumors that the new version of the game will do away with loading times when the player moves between the different parts of Clock Town. The Bomber gang members will also appear in different locations throughout the town.
Saving your game has also been changed slightly. In the previous version, players could only save their game by either using the Ocarina of Time to return to the First Day (whilst saving in the process) or visiting an Owl Statue. While the Owl Statues remain a part of the game (with a slight design change), there are more of them than last time. There will also be new “feather statues”, which we understand will allow you to save at any time, but so far we have no further information on that front.
The Song of Double Time now allows you to fast forward time to any hour, rather than to the nearest dawn or nightfall. Additionally, there are now two Fishing Holes in the game (presumably so you can waste twice as much time fishing while Termina crashes around you). The Fishing Holes also have ten types of fish, and Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma says that “there might be something monstrous you could fish out, so please look forward to it.”
Finally, the game now has a more stable frame rate, and you can use the C-stick on the New 3DS to look around with the camera, something that wasn’t possible in the previous version.
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