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The Majora’s Mask fan film is too gorgeous to believe

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Majora's Mask fan film is spectacular

If you’re a newfound Legend of Zelda fan like I am, you’re likely to have very fond memories of Zelda games that might already be over a decade old. Classics like Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess helped define the icon that is Zelda today, but while I love both there’s still another that takes top spot for me. Majora’s Mask is an undeniable masterpiece, and a short fan film of the game’s prologue has me yearning for a full feature adaptation.

Taking aim at the events that set the game in motion, this short clip from animation studio Ember Lab shows the origins of antagonist Skull Kid, and how he nicked the elusive Majora’s Mask off the mask salesman before Link entered the scene. It’s a tragic set piece that sets the tone for this sombre game, although it’s hard to focus on that when the reimagining is just this gorgeous. One would think that the more realistic visuals would take away from some of the perfect art direction, but you (like me) would be very wrong.

There’s something goosebump-inducing about seeing Skull Kid and the mask itself realised in such deep detail, and the striking balance between Pixar-like rendering and faithfulness to the original makes every scene standout. It has me itching for something longer – a full feature production of a Legend of Zelda story in this style that Nintendo can make me pay exorbitant amounts for. I’d pay it gladly.

The next instalment of the Zelda franchise is set to land sometime next year, with Nintendo holding out of Breath of the Wild for the absolute best time to launch it across both the Wii U and the new Nintendo Switch. It’s been a long time coming, so small fan services like this make the wait a little more bearable.

Last Updated: November 24, 2016

10 Comments

  1. So it isn’t made directly by Nintendo. So will they allow it?

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    • Adam Williams

      November 25, 2016 at 20:17

      probably not. they tend to kill projects like this. I remember the fan made zelda remake they killed.

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  2. Ottokie

    November 24, 2016 at 10:11

    Only half way with Majora’s mark now. Got a good deal on the 3DS version.

    But seeing as this is a fan film, it will most likely get taken down for copyright infringement.

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    • Admiral Chief Argonian

      November 24, 2016 at 10:33

      Draadsitter!

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    • Jesse Billingsley

      November 25, 2016 at 15:53

      Nah, they would’ve stopped it long before the release. The film has been in development for 2 years.

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  3. DragonSpirit009

    November 24, 2016 at 11:26

    Damn stunning animation there!

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  4. Robert Bryk

    November 25, 2016 at 13:48

    Goosebumps is right, Im completing the 3DS version for the first time and WOW this sent chills, Im at a loss for words.

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  5. sean

    November 26, 2016 at 05:32

    i’ve always enjoyed zelda but the plot doesn’t go deep enough – at least not compared to certain other well known RPG’s *cough*finalfantasy* but if nintendo released some sort of legend of zelda anthology for the nintendo switch, containing basically every zelda game (or every zelda console game at the very least) then I would probably buy it. Assuming its reasonably priced.

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  6. Tiffany Marie

    November 26, 2016 at 14:59

    I would fund the living shit out of this

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  7. Lute Hende

    November 26, 2016 at 21:57

    My fave Zelda right next to Links Awakening. The Zelda spinoffs have something magical going on. Showing the whole creative potencial of the developer when they are freed from the Link Ganon Zeldas dogma.

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