Shigeru Miyamoto, a video game designer and producer who created numerous successful Nintendo franchises, has notified Edge
magazine that he has the intention to make a new Legend of Zelda
game based on the SNES classic A Link To The Past
. Actually, Miyamoto first stated a year ago that the famous 1991 game is his first choice for a 3DS remake. Asked if he was still interested, Miyamoto responded yesterday that he was, in fact, thinking about a game in the same style, rather than a remake.
"I think the answer would be the same if we're talking about just porting," he said, "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."
Unfortunately, since Miyamoto announced last year that he was essentially "taking a back seat" and becoming more of an advisor to the next generation of Nintendo developers, this means that he most likely won't be at the reins of the potential spiritual sequel. He also admits that, consequently, his vision could be compromised. Edge
magazine also asked him about one particular Nintendo series about which fans have undoubtedly become curious. Since Nintendo is well-known for rarely abandoning any of its successful franchises (as evidenced by both Mario
), one must ask the question: "What happened to F-Zero
?" Miyamoto responded that he has no intention in creating a new F-Zero
game with current hardware, but, with the Wii
U coming up, he doesn't dismiss the possibility of continuing the franchise. Source 1 Source 2 Image source