Nintendo revealed a collector’s edition for the Nintendo 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on Tuesday. The critically acclaimed entry in the long-running series still doesn’t have a release date, but it does have a Skull Kid figurine now.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D collector’s edition will launch alongside the standard edition of the game later this year for $49.99. That’s only $10 more than the standard version. Nintendo promises a release date for the game “at a future time.”
Details on the Majora’s Mask Skull Kid figurine itself are light. Nintendo simply calls it “one-of a kind,” a “beautiful collectible,” and a “detailed Skull Kid figurine” in the announcement with no additional information. In fact, the image provided by the company shows the figure in the box, mostly obscured. I had to go digging for this image.
The collector’s edition Zelda: Major’as Mask 3D will be available through select retailers in the United States. GameStop already has it listed with a small picture of the figurine. However, a quick perusal of other major retailers does not reveal it being listed anywhere else yet. Update: Pre-orders online at GameStop have already sold out. You may still be able to pre-order it in-store or ask to be notified when pre-orders are available at Amazon.
“There is a reason The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is loved by fans all over the world,” Nintendo wrote in its press release. “It is one of the most unique and suspenseful entries in The Legend of Zelda series, one that critics and fans have called a true masterpiece. The game finds players solving puzzles, battling enemies and controlling time itself to help Link save the mysterious world of Termina and its terrified inhabitants from being crushed by the moon. By releasing this one-of-a-kind adventure for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, a new generation of fans can experience the dark, twisted, fantastic adventure for the first time.”
Major’s Mask was originally released to the Nintendo 64 in 2000. It was a follow-up to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time and was only the second game in the series to use 3D graphics. Ocarina of Time was updated and re-released to the Nintendo 3DS in 2011 to critical acclaim, including many perfect scores. It went on to join the list of games that have sold over one million copies for the Nintendo 3DS.
It’s understandable that Nintendo would want to remake The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask with the success of Ocarina of Time. Throwing in a collector’s edition only serves to enhance the appeal of the game.
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