Shigeru Miyamoto wants to see a new Zelda game in the style of A Link to the Past for the SNES. When recently asked whether he was still intent on porting the SNES title as a 3D classic for the Nintendo 3DS, the legendary designer indicated he had a more original approach in mind.
“I think the answer would be the same if we’re talking about just porting,” Miyamoto told Edge in a recent interview, “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.”
Miyamoto went on to discuss that whether a 2D Zelda game ultimately manifests itself as a remake or an entirely new adventure depends on the directors available to him. Miyamoto noted some directors would be able to do “something great” with a fresh retro approach, but others would need to “take a more remake approach to the title.” Miyamoto specifically highlighted director Koichi Kawamoto, who helped create the WarioWare series and the 3DS’s Find Mii games, as likel
having “very important role in the future.”