This article's author still fervently believes that Majora's Mask is way better than A Link Between Worlds. Sorry, Andrew.
On Wednesday, Nintendo took to its Nintendo Direct video channel to update fans about forthcoming games like Splatoon and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, along with Mario Kart 8 DLC, but the headliner announcement was The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, a 3DS-exclusive remake of the 2000 N64 classic.
"Compared to other Zelda games, the world of Majora's Mask is extremely strange and somewhat spooky," Nintendo of Japan President Satoru Iwata said in the presentation. Fans were shown a few minutes of gameplay, which resembled last year's 3DS Ocarina of Time remake, in that small tweaks like updated textures were visible. Iwata appeared to hint at slight changes to gameplay, as well: "We set out to maintain the original level of challenge while leaving the game accessible for anyone," he said.
Fans have long clamored for a Majora's Mask remake and it makes particular sense as a portable game, considering its structure requires frequent replays of its "three days" time structure. That's probably why an elaborate fake trailer got so many fans' hopes up in 2012. Up until now, the game's most modern version came as a Zelda bonus compilation disc for the Nintendo GameCube, which players received if they pre-ordered that system's The Wind Waker.