Not such an unlucky Friday the 13th after all.
Back in November, the Shigeru Miyamoto said he was “interested in creating something new maybe based on, or starting from, A Link To The Past.”
Following up on this statement during a recent interview with Edge, published today, the mastermind behind The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario had this to say,
“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.”
But seeing as how Miyamoto-san is now in a far less hands-on role at the big N on top of all ready being involved in a number of other projects, one could safely assume he would not play a majot role in the hypothetical game’s development. It lead to the question, who should — if such a project exists — head it?
Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Eiiji Aonuma, the long-time director of the Zelda series, working on the franchise since Ocarina of Time, picked as the man to make such a remake (or sequel).
But beyond that, I’d love to see Retro Games, the studio responsible for the amazing Metroid Prime series and the Recent Donkey Kong Returns. The studio is obviously masters at rebooting franchises, with the ability to push these frnachises into new directions, while never sacrificing their legacies. I think they’d be a great fit for new Zelda game, be it this project or another.
But, alas, this is all just hypothetical. Whether we see a new Link to the Past or not will only be answered with time. Let’s rejoice that Nintendo is working on new games, and that Miyamoto sees the need for new software.
For now, enjoy this artist’s rendition of what a possible Link to the Past remake could look like: