Here's an early Christmas present for Legend of Zelda fans: a live-action preamble to the story of Majora's Mask, giving the backstory of the Skull Kid who stole it, fell under its spell, and emerged as the principal antagonist of the game.

Majora's Mask Live Action: The Skull Kid was written, directed, produced and edited by the same guy who also rendered all of its visual effects—Jared Potter. Potter also delivered BioShock: New Years End, a backstory to that series, in March 2012.

There are more than enough cameos from and references to the game in The Skull Kid to delight Majora's Mask fans. Enjoy.

Majora's Mask Live Action: The Skull Kid [Machinima on YouTube]

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