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Miyamoto considers 3DS follow-up to A Link to the Past

3D remake also a possibility

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Product: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past | Publisher: Nintendo | Genre: Adventure, RPG
For: 3DS
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Late last year, we reported that Shigeru Miyamoto was toying with the idea of remaking his SNES RPG classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the 3DS.

It seems that the Nintendo legend may have had a slight change of heart, preferring instead to make a new game that would follow on from the 1991 original.

When asked whether A Link to the Past was still top of his remake wish list, Miyamoto told Edge, "I think the answer would be the same if we're talking about just porting."

"But," he continued, "I think I'd be even more interested in creating something new maybe based on, or starting from, A Link To The Past."

Tri-forcing the issue

Given the Japanese auteur's decision to take a step back from frontline development, he revealed that were a remake to go into production, he probably wouldn't be the man leading the project.

However, deciding which one of the current Nintendo directors would be best suited for the task would depend on his faith in the individual.

"To be very honest and open, it really depends on the directors that have time at the moment as well," Miyamoto explained.

"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."

A link to the future?

Judging by the quality of the 3DS port of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, we'd love to see what A Link to the Past would look like on Nintendo's newest handheld.

Of course, a belated sequel wouldn't be so bad, either.

GBA version of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past pictured above.


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James Gilmour 13 April 2012
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HylianBassa | 20:43 - 19 April 2012
I'm sick of all the remakes and re-releases.
I was so disappointed that the first zelda on 3DS was ocarina. Played it too many times to pay top dollar for it, even with updated graphics.
Lets have a completely new Zelda on 3DS with some original mechanics, and characters. Skyward sword was superb, because it had some new stuff in there.
What about a futuristic zelda on 3DS - much later in hyrule's history than any of the existing games?
Add some online component.
Include and develop some of the augmented reality ideas from the 3DS launch.
There is so much scope to take advantage of 3D in the puzzle elements of the game that it would be a crime to just spit out yet another remake.
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Excelcius | 14:33 - 13 April 2012
I want to see a major Graphical remake of a link to the past and ocarina of time for the Wiiu not exactly a mobile device but I would really like to see that ;)
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NotSpam | 12:54 - 13 April 2012
I'd like Shigeru Miyamoto to look at:

1. New IP
2. New genre
3. New platforms and control inputs if nec.
4. New pricing model
5. social or multiplayer or mmo functionality addition or emphasis.

He's not deviated too much from console-expensive-singleplayer-platformrpg of established ips... Would be interesting challenge/evaluation from him?!