Aonuma on why Zelda games get re-released a lot, no plans for other remakes, Skyward Sword without motion controls “might be close to impossible”
Nintendo has a habit of re-releasing Zelda games. Whether it be simple ports or remakes, we’ve seen past entries return rather frequently.
In an interview with Game Informer, series producer Eiji Aonuma explained why Zelda games are re-released so often. He explained:
“I think why Zelda does get remade or remastered or ported a lot is because there’s no one game style or art style. Every time there’s a different art style or different gameplay. There’s so much variety. So when we remake, they originally have all these different elements, but we can keep on incorporating new elements and introduce new gameplay or new excitement into these games. So when I create a remake or reimagining of a Zelda game, I always incorporate something new or fresh.”
Aonuma was also asked if any other Zelda remakes are planned:
“Currently I don’t have plans, but there is a title that we can incorporate new elements or new features that is perhaps a perfect fit for a remake, then maybe we’ll consider it.”
Finally, Aonuma commented on a potential remake of Skyward Sword without motion controls:
“So you’re saying control it all with buttons? That’s a little hard! I think it might be close to impossible!”