The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (ゼルダの伝説: ムジュラの仮面 Zeruda no Densetsu: Majura no Kamen) is an action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was released in Japan on April 27, 2000, in North America on October 26, 2000, and in Europe on November 17, 2000. The game sold approximately 314,000 copies during its first week of sales in Japan and went on to sell three million copies total. It is known to be the darkest of the Zelda video game series.
Majora's Mask is the sixth installment in The Legend of Zelda video game series, which began with The Legend of Zelda in 1986. It is the second Legend of Zelda video game with 3D graphics. Majora's Mask features a broader and darker story as well as deeper gameplay than its predecessor, Ocarina of Time. The protagonist of the series, Link, is placed in the land of Termina, rather than Hyrule, where most of the series is set. A mysterious mask-wearing imp known as the Skull Kid has persuaded the moon to abandon its orbit and crash into Termina. Link uses time travel to repeatedly live the three days prior to the crash in an attempt to prevent it. (more...)