Richard George of IGN had a chance to interview Miyamoto at this year’s E3, and Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the Zelda team is heavily weighing which games to remake and for what system.
- MIYAMOTO: “We haven’t quite decided yet, whether we’re going to do A Link to the Past, because there’s also the possibility of doing a remake of Majora’s Mask,” Miyamoto told me in an interview at E3 last week. “This is something we’ve certainly been talking about and doing a little bit of experimenting with, to figure out which way we’re going to go.
We have so many goals right now. We’re always looking at expanding our audience and giving people the opportunity to get their hands on 3DS and see what kind of fun gaming experiences they can have. And now, we’re also tasked with pushing the Wii U. So we have lots of good opportunities in terms of thinking about which Zelda game is going to be best for which purpose.”
Let’s not forget a past interview where Aonuma mentioned he was intent on an A Link to the Past remake, and Miyamoto has mentioned his interest in the subject various times over the years. At the same time, Aonuma has stated before that Majora’s Mask would be remade if there was enough demand.
It seems that both games are likely to receive a remake, but Nintendo is undecided when it comes to what game would go on what system. If Majora’s Mask were to remade, it’d be more likely to receive the “reimagining” treatment Ocarina of Time received. Though, A Link to the Past would do well on the 3DS if it were to remain two-dimentional. However, the introduction of the Wii U means Nintendo has to give more thought to the idea of remakes while simultaneously creating a fresh title.