This is a tale of fans with a tremendous affection for the slightly less appreciated of Link’s Nintendo 64 adventures and, perhaps, a little too much time on their hands.
Pablo Belmonte and Paco Martinez are two men who ostensibly work in the gaming industry and have fond memories of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. So fond, in fact, that they desire to see an HD remake on the Wii U and, if Nintendo itself is amenable, are willing to do it themselves. To this end, they’ve put up a sizable chunk of trailer.
Clocking in at almost two minutes, the trailer features familiar settings and characters from the game with redone model and texture work, extremely impressive lighting and shading effects that make it look like something one would expect to find on a console as powerful as the Wii U.
Nintendo is famously stingy about giving out licenses to produce content for its hardware, and exponentially more so when it comes to handing off their trademark franchises to other developers, but this trailer at least does its part to whet the appetite for a Zelda title in full HD.
By Shelby Reiches