Shigeru Miyamoto says that Retro Studios is far too busy at the moment to be working on a Zelda game for Wii U. However, Miyamoto wouldn’t rule out the possibility of them eventually handling the beloved franchise.
“Retro is very busy right now, but I’m afraid I can’t say exactly what it is that they’re very busy [working] on.”
“In terms of them working on a Zelda, it’s not out of the question, certainly, for them to work on an entire Zelda game amongst themselves. Traditionally I think that the Zelda team has always had a close contact with anyone who’s working on a Zelda game. If you were going to have that happen in the US at Retro, that would be kind of difficult for them to be able to coordinate. Certainly they’re too busy for that sort of thing right now. It would probably require me to be involved to a great extent as well, so I would have to get over quite a bit too. I’d probably have to live in Texas… [laughs]“