Posted on January 10 2015 by Victor Vega
Saving your progress in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask has always been a bit of a pain. You either had to use the Song of Time, which would bring you back to the first day but have you lose all of your quantitive items and rupees, or use one of the ten owl statues to create a temporary save file, which would then be deleted the moment it was reloaded from the title screen. Well, with the upcoming remake of the game coming out, there might just be a new method that will make things a lot easier for players.
With the help of both the owl and new feather statues, which are located all throughout Termina, you can now save your adventure at any time.
The above quote is a translation of one of the new features detailed in the description of Majora’s Mask 3D on the German Amazon website. That sentence was made using different online language translation services, so none of it should be taken as official English wording. Something interesting to note is that these different services translated the term for the “feather statues” as “spring statues”, as well, though we’ll be going with the former for the time being as it makes more sense when correlated with the owl statues.
There is currently no official confirmation on these “feather” statues yet, but it would make sense to have these new additions after Eiji Aonuma stated that the game would be made more accessible this time around. This does bring up a couple of interesting questions. If these new statues are indeed implemented to make saving less of a hassle, why would the owl statues still be used for saving? They were originally used only for warping in the original Japanese release, so wouldn’t it make more sense to keep them that way and leave the news ones for saving? Will these new “feather” statues offer anything else other than just additional saving locations? Will they have some form of drawback like the owl statues did? Hopefully we get to hear more on this from Nintendo through some form of Direct at a later time, but in the meantime, let us know what you think in the comments below!