Gunman Clive developer Bertil Hörberg has revealed to Siliconera that he’s working on a The Legend of Zelda-inspired game for the Nintendo 3DS. According to Hörberg, the game is still very early in development and uses a top-down perspective with 3D graphics. Hörberg says he thinks that players will inevitably make comparisons between his game and Nintendo’s upcoming spiritual successor to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
It’s still very early in development and a lot of the design isn’t finalized, but it’s very heavily inspired by the early Zelda games; it uses a topdown perspective with 3D graphics and it’s for the 3DS. The artstyle is fairly different from the new Zelda but has some influences from [A Link to the Past] as well, so yes I think comparisons will certainly be made [to A Link to the Past 2].
I think most players realize that my resources are rather more limited though and I wouldn’t presume to be in direct competition with Nintendo. I just hope people will be up for a bit more old-school action adventure gameplay regardless.