The year 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series. The occasion has fans feeling nostalgic, and as it so happens, Nintendo has a new portable that hasn’t yet been given classic Zelda remasters. High on many a fan’s list is Majora’s Mask, the oft-misunderstood N64 release. Is Nintendo going to bring Majora’s Mask to the Switch? Or are such hopes little more than Hyrulean fantasy?
Is there a Zelda: Majora’s Mask Switch release date?
Nintendo has not announced plans to bring The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask to the Switch. The series’ creator has confirmed that no new version would release for the series’ 35th anniversary. Until Nintendo announces a new port or remaster, there is no Majora’s Mask Switch release date.
Normally, players wouldn’t automatically assume than an old game will be ported to newer consoles. However, Nintendo has a history of re-releasing its old games. Toward that front, Majora’s Mask has been playable for nearly all Nintendo consoles since it launched in the year 2000, even including the 3DS.
Furthermore, the Legend of Zelda series just passed its 35th anniversary in February. This year would have been the perfect time to reintroduce Majora’s Mask as well as Ocarina of Time to an entirely new audience.
Sadly, it just isn’t happening. During E3 2021, series creator Eiji Aonuma confirmed that there are no plans to bring a Zelda 35th anniversary collection to the Switch. That’s not to say that it will never happen, but it certainly won’t be happening any time this year.
In other words, the possibility of a Zelda: Majora’s Mask Switch release are looking slim. It’s possible that Majora’s Mask will launch for the Nintendo Switch someday, of course. But until Nintendo announces a new version, it’s best not to get our hopes up. At the very least, Nintendo may offer the game to a new audiences through an N64 Classic mini console — that is, if they ever get around to making one.