#WeeklyGameMusic: Dawn of a New Day (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Remix)

#WeeklyGameMusic: New week, new music.

Since it’s Thanksgiving weekend, let’s take a break at one of the greatest Zelda remixes of all time: Theophany’s Dawn of a New Day. This game needs no introduction: in the Nintendo cult-classic Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, you have three days. Three days before the moon falls, and obliterates everything in its path. Three scant, emotionally draining days to save the world. Where Disney have dabbled into the darkness of death in Bambi and Up, this Nintendo game has death starring at you where ever you go. With its cold, unforgiving clock chiming away every second of life you have left.

It’s actually quite natural that the internet’s classic ghost story, Ben Drowned, utilizes this game for its horror. For a company so well-known for its child-friendly games, this game’s level of darkness and maturity is unprecedented for the company. And to this day, it stands tall and proud as one of the most innovative game in gaming history. While like any Legend of Zelda game, this entry has dungeons and explorations, the game shines brightest when you realize all characters in the game follow a consistent, 3-day schedule. Understanding this game’s clockwork — at what hour is each character standing, and what are they doing — is the most critical element in making the most out of this game.

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was originally developed for the Nintendo 64. It’s downloadable on Wii and Wii U for Virtual Console, and a port is in works for Nintendo 3DS. Also: its the blogger’s favorite game.

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