We’ve got the long-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming soon, but that’s certainly not going to be the only Zelda title for the system. Game Informer sat down with The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma and talked with him about the possibility of the Nintendo 3DS Zelda team creating a new game for the Nintendo Switch. He said that he wants them to create something in a more evolved 2D-style approach.

When we asked point-blank if there was a possibility that the 3DS Zelda teams were working on a new game for the Nintendo Switch, Aonuma said, “Yes, there is definitely a possibility.”

This is good news for classic fans of the series or anyone who worry Breath of the Wild has strayed too far from the original Zelda formula. While we’ve enjoyed everything we’ve seen in Breath of the Wild, we’re sure many fans would also be excited by the idea of seeing a follow up to 2013’s A Link Between Worlds on their television screens.

“There are definitely good things about the 2D world and the playstyles of the 2D world,” Aonuma says. “There are a lot of fans who enjoy that style. This Nintendo Switch style, which is the evolved style of gameplay is not necessarily… I want you to think of it more as an evolved style of 2D style. For the 3DS team, I am trying to make them think in a more evolved 2D-style approach.”

“The handheld development team will not be phased out because of Nintendo Switch. Switch will allow the users to bring their home console on the go, but this doesn’t mean handheld game development like Nintendo 3DS will be discontinued.”

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  1. They speak as if BOTW is a 1-time spin off. This game is my new standard. I expect every entry from henceforth to be at least CLOSE to what this is. This is Coming from someone who holds Metroid Prime as the Metroid Standard.

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  2. No thanks, the handheld Zelda’s have never been good aside from Minish Cap. Unless they really try and put a lot of effort into making it feel unique, big, and have a lot of variety I’ll pass. Link Between Worlds was just LttP Master Quest with dungeons that were largely the same as the original, the same secrets and overworld, and a horrible item system that stripped the rewards out of the dungeons and made the game way too easy. LA and the Oracle games are just really generic and feel like Zelda 1 mods, they also suffer greatly from the Gameboys limited controls.

    Tl;Dr I don’t really think any of the 2D Zelda’s a very good besides the original 3 and don’t really want anymore unless they can do something really different.

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  3. How about we get some stuff that isn’t Zelda. I love Zelda but come on there’s a brand new one just releasing and there’s been a bunch on 3ds and Wii u with all the remasters. Move on to another franchise Nintendo theres others you can use besides Mario and Zelda

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  4. Please Nintendo, give us a new 4 Swords game! Mario 3D World was the only game on the WiiU my girlfriend played with me inside out and I’d just love to see something like that again. And after the next big Zelda might take a long while to come, a 4 Swrods game would be the perfect filler. Please, please, please!

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  5. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

    I expect BotW to become the standard for all future 3D Zelda titles. Otherwise, it’s just taking a huge step backwards & shitting all over everything BotW evolved 3D Zelda into. Same goes for if GameFreak decides to go back to the old set up of past mainline Pokemon games by bringing back HMs after Sun/Moon changed it up to where HM moves aren’t holding one of the Pokemon in your party back because it has to be a damn HM slave. :/

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