When quizzed about the abundance of Majora’s Mask references in a Link Between Worlds Shikata responded with the following,
“[Having Majora’s Mask in Link’s house] was a special request from Aonuma’s production team. Now why would they ask us to do that?”
Why indeed, Mr. Shikata. Why indeed. The Majora’s Mask in Link’s house is but one of many nods, winks, and blatant neon signs that A Link Between Worlds casts in Majora’s Mask’s direction.
The initial assumption is, obviously, to a Majora’s Mask remake on 3DS, and while I’d welcome that with open arms I’ve begun thinking how interesting it would be to see the mask concept in a new Zelda title, too. Majora’s Mask is sort of a ‘one ring’ of the Zelda world, and I feel that its antagonistic role need not be confined to one game.
But yeah, enough with the teasing already…