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Miyamoto Says He Has Some Ideas For The Next Zelda Game On Nintendo 3DS

Revered video game developer Shigeru Miyamoto has told investors in Japan that he has a number of ideas for the next Zelda title for the Nintendo 3DS. Miyamoto wouldn’t divulge any information, but hinted that the next title will follow in the footsteps of a The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Zelda Wii U in being non linear.

“This term [open world] means that there is a large world in which players can do numerous things daily. In the traditional “The Legend of Zelda” series, the player would play one dungeon at a time. For example, if there are eight dungeons, at the fourth dungeon, some players may think, “I’m already halfway through the game,” while other players may think, “I still have half of the game to play.” We are trying to gradually break down such mechanism and develop a game style in which you can enjoy “The Legend of Zelda” freely in a vast world, whenever you find the time to do so.”

“We created the games in the traditional “The Legend of Zelda” series in steps that players could easily understand and follow; the player would obtain a new item in each dungeon, use the item to clear that dungeon and be able to enjoy applying the items in different ways after acquiring about eight items. However, in “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds,” we broke that down and let the player rent different items from the beginning, so the player could use different combinations of items. […] In addition to that, we have ideas for Nintendo 3DS which we have not announced yet, so I hope you will look forward to them.”

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70 thoughts on “Miyamoto Says He Has Some Ideas For The Next Zelda Game On Nintendo 3DS”

  1. The idea should be porting a certain N64 game onto the 3ds.

    Personally, I don’t even care if it gets ported. I never played Majora’s Mask, and I loved Ocarina of Time, but I seriously just don’t get why everyone cares. In all honesty, I’d prefer a Sunshine HD/2, but I think Majora’s Mask 3D is just inevitable seeing how everyone and their mother seems to want it.

    1. They basicly confirmed it like 4 times, but because it’s not an original title, and they have every studio working at max to get all current games done fast, and get working on more games that people are demanding. They well probably have a third party do it, and honestly id prefer If they did it for Wii U.

      As for Mario, they should have a HD collection that contains 64, sunshine, galaxy, and galaxy 2. Then they should make one massive sequel that combines all 3 games

  2. so this basically confirms another Zelda on 3DS. Honestly, make it a 3D zelda. The managed to do it with OoT. I want Majora’s Mask as much as anyone else bur if we’re looking at an original new idea for zelda, I say a 3D Zelda like how they are on the consoles. Traditional Zelda.

  3. cool, A Link Between Worlds is excellent. grrrr, from Hyrule Warriors to Zelda U, uugghhhh, i can not wait!
    Go Miyamoto, forward!

        1. From repair? I thought you bought your new console not long ago. You must be one of “lucky” 0.01% commander!

            1. Corrupted the gamepad has been… Xbot and Sonyan dark forces at our factories arrived have.

              Now seriously, sorry to hear it.

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                No, it’s the fault of High Command…

                Anyway, I’ll notify you when I get it back…

    1. We need a sequel to that entire timeline, to be honest. Every other game after Adventure of Link in that timeline has been nothing but prequels: Link to the Past, Oracle of Seasons/Ages, & Link Between Worlds have all been prequels to Adventure.

  4. Clergy of the Church of Sasori

    Yeah its called not working on another Zelda 3ds game and start working on the Zelda game that will be on the next Nintendo handheld that way it will be out by launch. Remember not repeating history how did that go. In more local Sasori news the PS Vita is coming back to life.

    Have fun for those low rez gimmick screens with more jaggies that Michael J Fox…

    1. and now you hate Michael J Fox?, what happen with you guys?!
      More respect for Michael J Fox, please.

    2. Obviously you don’t belong to our mighty church, sasori our great lord, the messiah, the toilet of will, doesn’t like ps vita and as a matter of fact our lord still doesn’t have an idea what the heck is a vita, he tolds us that he thinks is a yogurt. Sasori redemptor of the human race bless our chocolate donuts. amen

      Church of Sasori

        1. We have to support piracy, the piracy will be the only way our lord can get the games he wants, the money his parents gently give to our church isn’t enough. In Sasori’s perfect world we are going to use origin and thepiratebay. Sasori master of masters bless our chocolate donuts. amen

          Church of Sasori

        2. uh-oh. So he wants to play those games for free when he can -or ask his parents- buy the games and support the industry.
          am i the only one that want to kick sasori?. he is so stupid, this is the reality he talks about?. “nintendo fanboys do not understand reality”, really?. people work on those games, they deserve our support, and before sasori says a shit, i am talking about first, second and third parties, do not download them illegally, support their work.
          I buy my games while idiots like this sasori scum destroy the industry.
          go to hell sasori.
          ah, and now your followers hate Michael J Fox?
          really, sasori must be banned!

        1. The only thing wrong with ps4 is the lack of games other then that a few little bugs and that’s all, the same thing happed with wiiu at the start, so stop trying so hard to bash something you don’t understand. I love WiiU and Ps4, in fact every console that has come out i loved in their own way, even psvita.

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            The only problem for you is, I didn’t even mention anything about what you just said…

          2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            And when it comes to games, there is nothing to “understand”, it’s either be appealed to or not, period…

              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                Maybe you should read that article again, it’s not about the PS4 as a whole but things like that is what is ruining gaming today because they rather waste resources on pointless things like detailed hair than actual gameplay which is what the Sonyans have been all about ever since the PS3…

                If you like that then go on ahead, but it’s nothing that will ever even make me think about getting a PS4 or any PS ever since PS3…

                1. Lol, there’s nothing i can say that’ll make you get a wiiu either. All i’m saying is that a true gamer only cares about the games, not matter what tje system. But fanboys like you eat away at their own brains with the stupid, idiotic, and ridiculous “fanwars”, the more people that act bias towards something they dont like, means the more people that will continue this dumbass war. Sure you don’t have to like sony, you don’t even have to like ps4 or psvita, but for gods sakes you do not have to sit there hating something you dont even know about but read articles about. You act just as dumb as the people that have no reason to hate Nintendo but act like they do, fanboys are the death of video gaming, only true fans really care.
                  You hate people who bash Nintendo, so stop being just like them.

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    I bought one 3 weeks ago, maybe you yourself shouldn’t “judge” someone…

                      1. You could’ve fooled me, all i’ve heard from you is, “when i get my wiiu back”, “when i get my wiiu back from repairs”,, “when i get my wiiu”, your one and only excuse. Are you trying to say you held onto your so called wiiu for that short?, i could’ve sworn you said you were waiting to get one to play mario kart 8 and other games, but your were taking classes?

                        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                          And I did get one after classes, problem is the stupid Gamepad went defective and stopped working so I sent it to repairs yesterday…

                            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                              I’m going to enjoy the amount of butthurt you’ll receive from many in here, including Sickr and SilverShadowFly considering they are on my friend list…

                              And yes I will have fun with my real Wii U once I get back but in the mean time, I’m going to enjoy your prejudice that you so accuse me off…

                              How the tables have turned as always…

                                  1. Lol, like i’d care.
                                    they can’t put up an argument, by the way i got to ask, wth happened to you? You’re such a coward now, you used to handle arguments alone and majority of times you would seem right… but now you’re wrong in almost everthing you say now, and you only hide behind your computer screen and behind your so called “Friends”.

                                  2. Ridley X3: Kalas

                                    He does own a Wii U, though. Believe me or don’t. It’s up to you. Now enjoy your conversation with Quadraxis.

                2. Hope that renting mechanic is never used again…. Why? Because ALBW seemed tooooo easy with you able to do that.

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                4. I hope we can finally get an original 3D Zelda game on 3DS… albw was good but I wanted to see the extent of what they could do with Zelda on a handheld (big 3D world and stuff like in OoT or MM)

                5. This does not confirm its for 3ds. This just means they have plans for a zelda installment on their portable system. They say “3ds” so people don’t freak out and start speculating on their next handheld.

                6. Hopefully the next 3DS game will actually have an ORIGINAL overworld and no renting system. I pretty much hated ALBW because of that.

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    Aslong as they keep having challenging bosses I’m good…

                    It’s the 3D Zeldas that annoy me with the constant patheticly easy bosses…

                    1. Honestly, I can’t name any Zelda game that really had challenging bosses. Heck, ALBW probably had the easiest set of bosses I’ve ever seen.

                      I think the only Zelda game that ever gave me difficulty with bosses was the NES Zelda, but every game on the NES was hard.

                    2. Honestly, no Zelda game really has challenging bosses. Heck, ALBW had perhaps the easiest set of bosses I’ve ever seen in a Zelda game, even more so than Wind Waker.

                7. Big god Stapler conquered, big god Stapler impressed, big god stapler will retire undefeated. Lick-A-Bone is as disgusting as they come, child molester(little boys) changes tones when his agenda is brought to the forefront!

                  God Stapler associates with only gods, no time for the abnormal.

                  Pathetic Glados bitch, I have called your bluff, you and this queer, same person, same room, same shameful living condition. Yours truly is triumphant based on that fact that was never shot down. Forty year old, balding, obese, Swedish meatball, born in 1973=quadraxis.

                  Funny you get bored of the elite, the elite’s been bored by garbage since the first exchange began! Don’t deceive yourself, big god Stapler posts facts, and like flies to escrament, Lick-A-Bone and Glados bitch magically appear, it’s like god Staplers posts are a calling….Bow you pawn, bow as you leave the elite be!

                  I now retire; MNN record..15-0
                  Lick-A-Bone X3
                  Glados Bitch X7
                  Common Pawn X2
                  Stragglers X3

                  This is elite, yours truly has made garbage like you a better person, bow you useless pawns!

                  1. Correction.

                    My record is actually 0-15

                    Glados is god, she owned yours truly so many times along with Nintendo Commander and the others. Yours Truly am now trapped in a cycle of butthurt and retardation screaming to reach back to my true self, SaSorryNobodylovesMii, cursed to be owned forever more, Yours truly now retires because my butthurt is too big.

                    I have been exposed.

                    1. I have called your bluff, bitch! You have yet to refute the claim…..take that back….the FACT!

                      You and that sicko are one in the same!

                      Elite Stapler is triumphant once again!!!
                      Bow, bitch, bow!

                      1. Yours truly has got Yours Truly butthurt because Yours Truly likes to argue with himself and be completely butthurt to the fact hat Your Truly is pissing of Yours Truly, therefore Yours Truly is butthurt at Yours Truly for making Yours Truly Butthurt of Yours Truly because Yours Truly cannot win a single argument even against an argument at Uours Truly because Yours Truly is a complete tool to Yours Truly.

                8. As long as no Zelda game ever has stylus controls like Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks again, I’m ok with whatever it is. Seriously, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks needs to be re-released with normal play control. These games would have been much more fun without that stylus crap. Even better would be seeing these games released in HD on Wii U (a physical copy release).

                  1. My biggest problem with those games was the final boss with the “draw an hourglass” crap & the damn microphone for the instrument. Everything else was good.

                9. Swedish meatball born in 1973. Interesting….that is the year of Trisomy 21 when the foretold Mongolians of unnatural were blessed. The prophesy is coming true..

                  1. Just like it works for Square Enix, Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Capcom, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Bandai Namco…

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