When juggling a timeline like that of The Legend of Zelda, one that even Nintendo can’t agree on, it’s hard to imagine the developer/publisher would ever want to create an entry that falls somewhere in the middle. As it turns out, though, that’s exactly what Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto is interested in doing.
Specifically, Miyamoto has revealed that he would be interested in making a sequel or remake of the SNES classic A Link to the Past. Miyamoto had previously said that he would like to see A Link to the Past get the 3DS remake treatment, similar to what was done with Ocarina of Time, but it appears that his opinion has changed for the better.
Rather than give A Link to the Past another dimension, Miyamoto says he wants to “[create] something new maybe based on, or starting from, A Link To The Past.” This sounds like this new Zelda game, whatever it may be, would tell a continuation of A Link to the Past‘s story and would carry the top-down camera angle of its predecessor.
Unfortunately, as Miyamoto continues on, he reveals he would not serve as Creative Director on the project, but did say he sees the game’s development playing out in two distinct ways.
“To be very honest and open, it really depends on the directors that have time at the moment as well. 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.”
Despite this Zelda title not getting nearly as much attention as the HD Zelda being developed for the Wii U, Miyamoto clearly still wants to make sure it gets its due. If Miyamoto can find the right developer that he trusts and believes in, then the fans might get an A Link to the Past sequel with all the trimmings of its predecessor. If, however, none such developer is available, then we might be getting A Link to the Past in 3D, rather than a sequel.
Both options sound pretty intriguing for Zelda fans, but ultimately a prequel/sequel/reimagining sounds like the more enterprising option. Hopefully Miyamoto can find the right director amidst all the furious development taking place for the Wii U.
Would you be more interested in an A Link to the Past 3DS remake or a follow-up to the SNES classic? Will such a title ever even come to fruition?