Nintendo willing to consider classic approach for other franchises similar to Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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January 7, 2014 by (@NE_Brian)
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With The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo took a SNES classic and made it completely new again. Yet even though there’s a lot that’s new in the game – new dungeons, a new item system, and more – it also uses A Link to the Past as a base.

Could A Link Between Worlds set a new standard? What if Nintendo were to return to the core/basic elements of its other franchises and put a new spin on them?

When Game Informer asked Zelda: A Link Between Worlds director Hiromasa Shikata if he believes Nintendo is more interested in revisiting the structure/perspective of classic SNES games such as Metroid or Star Fox, he said:

It’s an honor that people consider the game to be a success. When we make a game we often start by thinking of the basic system and letting that in turn determine a suitable setting. If there’s something fitting for the basic Star Fox and Metroid formula then I think we’ll be able to develop something. On this title, if we hadn’t come up with the idea of going into the walls at the beginning and instead thought of something new which had the player curling up into a ball, we might have ended up with Metroid, not Zelda.

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  • I am Error.

    F-Zero, StarFox, any abandoned franchises will do =)

    • D2K

      I agree, but I’d rather see completely new iterations of those. I wouldn’t mind 3DS seeing remakes of Super Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger.

      Matter of fact get Konami on the phone and ask to buy the rights to Mystical Ninja or to do a 3DS remake on Mystical Ninja 64 on the 3DS.

  • SomeFluffer64

    We also got Yoshi’s New Island. And New Super Mario Bros. Let’s see them do a Starfox reboot!

  • LordDisco

    My God! PLEASE DO 2D METROID!!

  • http://gentlerobot.com/ Gentle Robot

    I wouldn’t get your hopes up. They say this all the time. They begin with gameplay and tack on the IP.

  • SquareSide

    Eh, ALBW just made me want to play ALTP…

  • セフィロス

    Heck re-releasing starfox SNES along with StarFox 2 SNES would be great.

  • Gus Duenes

    maybe for the handhelds but i dont want that for a home console.