Nintendo previously announced that the classic Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask would be coming to Nintendo Switch Online, but no specific date was given. Today Nintendo released a new trailer for Majora’s Mask, revealing that the game will be coming to Switch Online on February 25th. The game will be free for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members.
This news comes shortly after Nintendo announced that it would shut down the Wii U and 3DS eShops in 2023. The original Majora’s Mask was part of the classic Wii U digital library, while an enhanced remaster for Majora’s Mask was released on the 3DS in 2015. The decision to shut down the Wii U and 3DS eShops has drawn heavy criticism from gamers and organizations as it will render a plethora of hard-to-find games unpurchasable.
At least Majora’s Mask will still be playable on Switch, but it will just be a simple port of the original N64 version of the game. It won’t be the visually enhanced version of the game that was released on the 3DS, even if it is the version that most players would like to see ported.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was released almost twenty-two years ago on the Nintendo 64 game console. It revolves around Link trying to stop the moon from crashing into a strange world known as the name of Termina in three days. The game received praise from fans and critics for its dark story and atmospheric setting.