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Miyamoto Keen On A New Zelda Link To The Past For 3DS And Also F Zero For Wii U

Legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto has told Edge that he would like to make a new Legend Of Zelda game “based on, or starting from” SNES classic A Link To The Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

“I think the answer would be the same if we’re talking about just porting,” he said, “but I think I’d be even more interested in creating something new maybe based on, or starting from, A Link To The Past. I think it’s important to bring some really new software.”

“To be very honest and open, it really depends on the directors that have time at the moment as well,” he said. “Some directors, I can give them the title and I know they will do something great with it.

“Other directors I’m not so 100 per cent confident [in], so they’re the ones I’d rather take a more remake approach to the title. It really depends on that as well.”

Miyamoto was also asked by the publication why Nintendo hasn’t created a new game in the F-Zero franchise. Miyamoto claims that it wouldn’t be surprising enough on current hardware, but the Wii U could be the perfect fit.

“I think at the time it was a really big surprise, a new thing, a product that made sense,” he said. “I don’t see with current hardware how you could create a similar surprise.

“But maybe with future hardware, with Wii U coming up, maybe we could create something that does make sense, either as a smaller game, or a fully fledged title.”

90 thoughts on “Miyamoto Keen On A New Zelda Link To The Past For 3DS And Also F Zero For Wii U”

        1. yeah same im on my 5th playthrough on it!! plus iv completed master quest 100% too :D love it love it love it!
          and omg a link to the past remake wud be amazing! xx


      No, I’d rather have them spending time on something that is both new and fun, that combination is a must, since quite often Nintendo choses to put only one of those two things in.

    2. Majora’s mask remake would be so much better, by far the best Zelda game, an 3DS revamp like they did with oot would be amazing.

  1. Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda, but I WILL NOT buy another version of it, so please nintendo, PLEASE make it a new game. I don’t care if you change the graphics, just make it something new. Who am I kidding, Ill buy it anyway….

          1. Nintendo loves dead presidents, and my empty wallet :) <3 you Nintendo. Lower you game prices 10 bucks at least ugh

  2. A new small F-Zero game through the 3DS eShop to test the water before a fully-fledged Wii U title would make sense. Just more like their own F-Zero X rather than Sega’s arcadey GX please. And with Death Race.

    1. Death race does need to return, I agree on that point, but SEGA did great on F-zero GX, it is miles better than any other racer last gen, whereas on the n64 I shared my time between Pod Racer and F-zero X.

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  4. I’m hoping 3DS Zelda isn’t a remake of A Link to The Past. I hope it’s a brand new entry that has the similar formula of jumping between the two worlds and seeing the worlds shift would look amazing in 3D and for a hint of nostalgia use that classic warping sound. Link to The Past is great but we already have a Zelda remake on the 3DS.

    1. This is why “based on or starting from” is important, combined with the promise that a new Zelda for 3DS would come before any remake.

    2. It’s already confirmed that the next 3DS Zelda will be a brand new game. After its release, Nintendo is considering a Majora’s Mask 3D remake. If this ALttP project ever materializes, it’ll be several years from now.

  5. Well, YEAH, OF COURSE it wouldn’t be a surprise on current hardware; the Wii is almost identical in structure to the Gamecube!

    Is it honestly because of such reasoning that’s why they skimped out on many of their franchises for the Wii this gen? Because it “wouldn’t be a surprise thanks to our reliance on slightly-last-gen hardware?” Man, reasoning like that really pisses me off. I don’t care about how they chose not to go the current-gen graphics route, because their games made up for it (even though they almost didn’t), but it bugs me how they might have used that decision to influence the fate of some of their franchises like F Zero. Man, that pisses me off.

    On the upside, however, this means that those very same franchises we missed out on might definitely appear on the Wii U after all! I’m pretty sure now that F Zero is making its way to the Wii U. You know, after they get on with that new simulation racing IP they got going on. Star Fox as well, I’m sure, is heading our way soon.

  6. “Other directors I’m not so 100 per cent confident [in], so they’re the ones I’d rather take a more remake approach to the title. It really depends on that as well.” with another words he say: “Awonuma not is qualified to create one great title like a link to the past” hehehehe

    1. Aonuma worked on Ocarina of Time as his first Zelda title nearly 15 years ago, and is now the producer of the Zelda franchise. He’s already stated that because of OoT’s significance, it was updated. However, he has also said the next Zelda handheld game will be completely new. Also, Aonuma is a producer, which is just under Miyamoto’s “Senior Producer” position, not a director.

  7. Misleading title!! It says Miyamoto wants a new Zelda Link to the Past, when he really said he wants something based on A Link to the Past.

    This title is Misleading. All sicker’s titles are misleading.

    1. How is a “new” Link to the Past game not the same as a new game based on, or follow up to, A Link to the Past?

  8. I would much prefer a Majora’s Mask remake to an A Link to the Past remake. ALTTP is a great game, but remaking it in 3D polygons would make it too different. No thanks. Plus I can play a portable version of it already, while there is no portable MM. ALTTP on the eShop would be great, but really, Miyamoto, if you are thinking of something that different from the original just make a new game.

  9. ages ago, just after E3 2011, aonuma/miyamoto (cant remember which) said that the zelda 3DS game might be like ALTTP but the fact that they’re still saying this now means they’ve probably barely started work on the 3DS zelda game

  10. They already had a 3D LttP. Ocarina of Time.
    3 Stones? 3 Pendants? To access the Master Sword?
    Dark Future? Dark World?
    7 Sages locked in a temple?
    Agahnim’s baseball-battle? Ganondorf’s baseball battle?

    1. Almost every Zelda game since ALttP has, to varying extents, been a variant of ALttP.

      ALttP, in a way, is a curse upon the Zelda franchise. The franchise pushes itself in certain directions beyond the ALttP paradigm, but it never fundamentally placed itself in anything more than that. Legend of Zelda one and two were the only two canon Zelda that were radically different from ALttP (hell, Legend of Zelda one was very similar to a hypothetical 2D version of Elder Scrolls). Skyward Sword was technically a Zelda game that wasn’t very similar to ALttP, but ultimately the key element of open world exploration that was present in every Zelda game was gutted in that game.

  11. All we need is a Starfox Wii U, F-Zero Wii U, Metroid Wii U, and Pikmin 3 and it will be the best console ever.

  12. what they should do is make a 3d remake of a LTTP and put it on the eshop then make a full fledge game thats the same stile as a LTTP but totaly new and also put it on the eshop that would sell like hot cakes XD

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    1. it does but
      Wave Race
      1080 Ten eighty Snowboarding
      Excite Bikes/Trucks/Bots
      Mario Kart

      all need to be on Wii U and 3DS.

  14. No, do not do it. We progress forward for a reason, going back merely contradicts the progress we work so hard to obtain. Take ideas from the game, but don’t make a game completely stylized around it.

  15. dont get the wrong idea…i support bringing F-Zero to the Wii U, but I think that’ll be hard to incorporate a multiplayer. It makes sense that you play it with the pad thingy like a steering wheel. But if the wii u can only support 2 controllers or so, how will 3 or more people play the game? Just something to think about

      1. I know that, but I’m just pointing out that since they already remade Ocarina of Time, it would make far more sense to remake Majora’s Mask.

  16. They need to do an MM remake, simply because it picks up where Oot left off.More Importantly I think they need a new game and they need to work hard on it like they used to, not just sliding by, skyward sword had such potential. unfortunatly I hear a bit of a death rattle creeping in. They need to realize the internet is good and they need to embrace it. so far all they’ve done is test it a little, they need to jump in. their getting left behind, I dont even look at e-shop anymore, they never have anything good.

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