The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask is seeing a number of changes with its 3DS remake, we recently found out that saving is getting an overhaul, but there is also another change, it appears that the famed master of the games sidequest’s the Bomber’s notebook is also seeing an overhaul.
If you weren’t fortunate enough to ever play the original game the Bomber’s notebook was used to keep track of characters and there needs, it was only ever to a basic level but it gave light to a series of side objectives. This was also an item you could obtain very early in the game.
Famed Zelda series head, Eiji Aonuma shared the news about their improvement of the Bomber’s notebook in this month’s issue of GamesMaster. As it turns out Shigeru Miyamoto was the one who made this decision suggesting to Aonuma that the book be redone all so players would be more aware of hidden events within the game, some that might not have been found by a wide variety of players.
Here is what Aonuma had to say to GamesMaster:
We were told by Mr. Miyamoto that he felt there were a lot of users who finished the original without even noticing all the hidden events scattered around the town. He said that he wanted us to make sure users were more aware of them this time around.
According to Aonuma the Bomber’s notebook will make use of the 3DS dual screens. It has been remade “to act more like an electronic notebook that leads players to these hidden events,” he said.
Aonuma also spoke with GamesMaster about the benefits of bringing the Majora’s Mask experience to a portable system.
When the game was launched, I believed that the real purpose was for players to overcome this pressure and experience a sense of achievement. On a portable console, users don’t have to choose when or where they play, they can keep on playing the game whenever they want. I think this should allow all users to enjoy that special sense of achievement.