Shigeru Miyamoto was recently interviewed by Edge in which he speaks a little bit on a new Legend of zelda game for the Nintendo 3DS. Last year he actually mentioned that “A Link to the Past” would be on his list for a 3D remake for this new hardware, but now he says he’d rather make a new game starting from or using the same style as ALttP. Read his quote below.
“I think the answer would be the same if we’re talking about just porting,” he said, “but I think I’d be even more interested in creating something new maybe based on, or starting from, A Link To The Past. I think it’s important to bring some really new software.”
However, he would be relying on some other directors to be in charge of this game which could compromise his vision for an ALttP sequel.
“To be very honest and open, it really depends on the directors that have time at the moment as well,” he said. “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. It really depends on that as well.”
Miyamoto wouldn’t be drawn on his favourite among the current crop of Nintendo directors, but he reserved special praise for one in particular: Koichi Kawamoto, who developed the concept demo that birthed the WarioWare series, and more recently created 3DS’s StreetPass Quest. Miyamoto says Kawamoto is “a very strong figure [who] will play a very important role in the future.”