A fair amount has been said recently regarding Nintendo’s stance on remakes for the Nintendo Switch console. Speaking to investors, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said that the company has no clear policy regarding remaking titles from its vast back catalogue of games and said that they consider all their past titles a valuable asset.
“Regarding the future, we do not have a clear policy such as keeping on releasing remake titles. On the other side, as we have continued the game console business for over 30 years, a lot of customers have played them and there are past titles that have remained in their minds; our company considers this to be a valuable asset. While nostalgia is a big appeal, providing new gaming experience and fun factors are more essential even with remake titles. What I think is extremely important above all is whether the developers who create them have the passion of “wanting to remake” or not. In a recent example – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening which you have mentioned – I think it has been favourably valued by customers worldwide for its nostalgia and newness.”