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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is being remade for Nintendo 3DS

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nintendo 64 game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is getting a Nintendo 3DS remake, Nintendo announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation today.

Majora's Mask, a "dark departure from the Zelda formula" that was originally released in 2000, sends Link on a time-traveling adventure in an attempt to stop the moon of the land Termina from crashing into the planet. The game was a follow-up to seminal Zelda adventure The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which Nintendo remade for 3DS in 2011.

"As we worked on the remake version, we set out to maintain the original level of challenge, while keeping the gameaccessible for anyone," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said in an announcement. "So we also focused on making sure the gameplay experience was as smooth as possible."

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D will be available during spring 2015, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said. The remake's first trailer can be viewed above.

Update: It looks like there will be a special edition version as well.

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