Majora’s Mask 3DS and the New 3DS system were officially released today for the 3DS! Majora’s Mask features quite a number of changes from the N64 version, including the ability to use the Fierce Diety mask outside of the final battle, but only in the fishing holes. Other changes are similar to the changes Ocarina of Time 3DS had, such as gyroscopic controls for first person events, better item management, and different ocarina notes. Majora’s Mask 3DS also supports the second control stick for camera movement.
A few stores did receive more stock of the limited Majora’s Mask New 3DS system, but were sold out pretty quickly, so don’t give up hope if you still want one!
Unlike many past limited edition versions of Zelda themed consoles and games, the Majora’s Mask limited edition variants have all sold out within minutes of the pre-order opening up. Meanwhile, it is still pretty easy to find the Wii U Wind Waker bundle, as well as the Link Between Worlds 3DS. So why is the Majora’s Mask edition so… limited?
The shortage of Majora’s Mask harkens back to the recent run of certain Amiibos that saw very high demand, but low supply. Is this part of Nintendo’s strategy to artificially create even more demand, similar to what some people accuse Apple of doing when it sells out of its newest iPhone every year? Who knows, but the situation is frustrating for Zelda fans.
Thankfully, some Zelda fans may still have a chance at snagging a copy of the limited edition system and game before the launch date on February 13th, as reports are coming in that GameStop will have more in stock this Tuesday and are actually canceling preorders for people who have ordered more than one, which should put a major dent on eBay sellers who were looking to make a major profit. There are also confirmations that you can still pre-order one at some store locations, so don’t give up!
So, were you one of the lucky few to snag a copy of the system? Let us know in the comments!
In this morning’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced release dates for the New Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as the Majora’s Mask 3DS remake in North America. Both of which are releasing on February 13th, and even better, Nintendo is releasing a special edition Majora’s Mask edition of the New Nintendo 3DS as shown above. Now begs the question Zelda fans, which collectible do you get?
The limited edition system with built in digital copy of the game, or the retail copy with very real statue? Choices, choices…
Edit: It appears the limited edition system does not include a copy of the game. Very unlike previous limited edition systems.
Today Nintendo revealed a limited edition bundle of Majora’s Mask 3DS coming to North America later this year. The package includes a copy of the game (obviously), and a Skull Kid figurine as seen above. GameStop is currently accepting preorders for this bundle at $49.99.
Nintendo showed off the World Premiere of Zelda Wii U on The Game Awards tonight, and announced that the game will be released in 2015. The video shows off how large and detailed the world really is. Majora’s Mask 3DS was also announced to be releasing before Zelda Wii U.
What are your thoughts?