In any type of fandom, it’s amazing what can happen when fans get together, agree on one thing, and push that idea. It doesn’t always get their idea through to the creators, but it normally brings a community closer with a common goal (and makes for a good story). By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Operation Rainfall, where fans are trying to get Nintendo of America to port over Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower to America. But have you heard about Operation Moonfall?
Operation Moonfall is a cry from fans (quite a large one) to get The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask remade onto the 3DS. It’s simular to the way Op Rainfall: sign a petition, promote your ideas, shout out to popular websites, etc. And, it looks like it will do it’s job, unlike Nintendo’s stance with Op Rainfall. But why?
First off, Nintendo already knows that any Zelda game is going to sell well. The sales for the OoT 3D remake was very good, and now with the 3DS selling well after the price drop, the sales can only go up. And with all this 25th anniversary hype for the series, it seems inevitable.
Secondly, Majora’s Mask itself is very popular with Zelda fans, either being a black sheep in how different it is or how dark it is. (I personally love this game.) The game was rated on GameFAQs as the best game in the 2000s, after beating such games as Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Plus, the way the game is played is suited for a portable system. The 3-day cycle plays out in an hour (or about 3 if you play the Inverted Song of Time), and it’s great if you don’t have much time to play, or if you want to pick up and play a dungeon fast.
Finally, and most important, many famous people and people in the industry are supporting a remake. Zelda Williams, the daughter of Robin Willams, is (of course, being named AFTER the series) quite a fan. The people of Operation Moonfall decided to go to her Twitter account with some other suporters and ask her what she thought, which she responded:
“So wanted to tweet one out to the @opmoonfall folks. Majora’s Mask is my favorite Zelda game, I’d love a 3D version! #FightOnGuys”
You can also see on a interview video at E3 on the Nintendo Channel and the 3DS where she says that MM is her favorite game.
Many popular video game websites are showing their support as well, by writing their own articles or just by posting a link to their Facebook page.
So, you want the game too? You can help support the game at the Operation Moonfall Facebook page, where they have the petition. (http://www.facebook.com/OperationMoonfall?sk=wall) Also, don’t be afraid to do something creative, like posting a video. Who knows who will see it? Hopefully we will all be able to enjoy this game again in a new way.