Now On Wii U Virtual Console: Majora’s Mask

Need something new to play for the holiday season? Look no further than the Wii U’s own virtual console, which will feature The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the first time ever.

The popular N64 title was largely overshadowed by its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which is widely considered the greatest game made for the system. Still, Majora’s Mask drew fanfare as Ocarina of Time’s sequel, with the Nintendo 3DS even receiving a remastered version of the game.

Majora’s Mask chronicles Link as he harnesses the power of masks to venture across Hyrule. He must prevent the moon from destroying the planet by finishing mask-related objectives and puzzles.

While Majora’s Mask can be downloaded today, the newest iteration in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is set to make its way to the Nintendo Switch and Wii U in 2017. Breath of the Wild drops Link in the middle of an open-world playground with more versatile weapon selection, revamped combat, and puzzles that are more action-oriented.

Meanwhile, Majora’s Mask is selling at the affordable price of $9.99. The virtual console typically sells N64 at a higher price than SNES or NES titles. In recent years, the virtual console’s library has been sparse compared to the Wii’s extensive selection of retro games. Slowly, notable titles have trickled to the Wii U.

No word yet on whether any changes will be made to the original game. However, if it follows the trend of most games on the virtual console, expect a near-identical rehashing of the original game.