Nintendo announced this morning that the 3DS family of handheld systems is expecting a new member. Named the New Nintendo 3DS, this new system has more computing power, longer battery life, and even tracks the player’s face so the 3D effects can be seen from an angle. They also announced that some games will be exclusive to this new platform. In conjunction with Shulk’s public reveal for the new Super Smash Brothers games, Xenoblade Chronicles was the first name thrown out. However, after the presentation, VEAG’s own correspondent Lord Pitaya was informed by Nintendo of America’s own marketing manager Bill Trinen that a new game, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, will also be joining this exclusive line-up.
“We’ve heard the calls for a Majora’s Mask remake, and we were waiting for the right time to announce it,” Trinen states. “The original Majora’s Mask required an Expansion Pak on the Nintendo 64 to play. It’s a pretty hardware demanding game, as you know. So we’ve decided to make full use of The New Nintendo 3DS’s capabilities, in order to deliver an authentic experience. We hope you’ll appreciate this decision.”
“That’s kind of a bad excuse, don’t you think?” Lord Pitaya asks him, curiously.
“Well, okay, that was my regular marketing spiel. This is off the record, but internal research at HQ made it pretty clear that this thing wasn’t going to sell if all we had to offer customers was Xenoblade. People swore up and down they wanted it, and when we partnered again with Gamestop for a second printing, only a couple dozen people bought it. Hopefully, our partnership to sell both of these remakes exclusively at Kmart shows some interest.”
Lord Pitaya then laughed softly at this last comment as he was sipping his wildberry tea, before being met with a stern glare from Trinen, who called for a conclusion to the short-lived interview.