Posted on December 15 2014 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Were you hoping for the Majora’s Mask soundtrack in Majora’s Mask 3D to get overhauled? Maybe a digital re-orchestration? Koji Kondo has shed light on this and states rather plainly they didn’t do anything of the sort. They cleaned up the audio, just like they did in Ocarina of Time 3D, along with some re-balancing to suit the 3DS speakers versus TV speakers. For the most part however, the game will sound exactly as it did back in 2000. Here’s what Koji Kondo said when asked about the music in Majora’s Mask 3D:
“GameSpot: When a remake comes up for a game like that, like the upcoming Majora’s Mask 3D, do you add or tweak anything, or does the music mostly stay the same?
Koji Kondo: Actually, with Majora, we thought it was really important to protect the feeling of the game because the music was tied so well to the original gameplay. We’ve done some clean up on the audio quality, but the music itself we haven’t changed.
We did some rebalancing, of course, to make it sound good on the Nintendo 3DS. Before you were hearing it out of you TV speakers, and we just needed to do some rebalancing for that now that it’s on a handheld.”
Are you pleased or do you wish they did a bit more?