There is really only one proper way for gamers to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar and the consequent end of the world, and that's by recalling The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Luckily, we're not the only ones who think so, as earlier today a countdown website appeared heralding the end of days. As the seconds tic away, Majora's mask itself stares intently out of the screen as a haunting track from the game's soundtrack plays in the background.
A few words are scrawled near the bottom of the page. They read:
"You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?"
This is time's end.
After the awe of just how perfect the simple website is wears away, some further exploration of the site reveals some clues. A Facebook profile link in the top-right corner leads you to the page of Theophany. The profile's wall is filled with disturbing quotes from Majora's Mask, but one post links to a Youtube video and gives some insight into the website's purpose.
"Lovers Mask from the forthcoming Majora's Mask remix album "Time's End", releasing December 21, 2012. A rendition of Zelda's Lullaby for Anju and Kafei."
Take a listen to the full Lovers Mask track below or check out TerribleFate.com to listen to a remixed version of Time's End. The creator of the website, who I assume is also the composer of these songs, is set to release an album of remixed tunes from the Majora's Mask soundtrack tonight at midnight. Or, it's the end of the world. What a perfect gaming-themed way to celebrate the event.