Miyamoto States Interest in A Link to the Past 3DS Remake

Miyamoto States Interest in A Link to the Past 3DS Remake

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In a recent interview with Edge, Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of The Legend of Zelda series, said the game he would most like to remake next for the 3DS is the critically acclaimed, 1991 Super Nintendo title The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

"Do you remember Xevious? It's two-layered and I really wanted to create that at the time," he said. "So to see Link To The Past in two layers would be quite attractive for me."

This wouldn't be the first time Nintendo remade the game. In 2002, the title was ported to the Game Boy Advance with altered music, some updated sprites and even an additional dungeon. This also wouldn't be the first time that interest in remaking the game in 3D has been stated by the series' staff.

Back in 2007, Miyamoto's protégé and current producer of the series Eiji Aonuma told Official Nintendo Magazine that A Link to the Past was his main inspiration when working on Ocarina of Time and that he'd be interested to see it remade in 3D.

With two of the most influential forces of the series interested in a remake, an Ocarina of Time remake coming to 3DS next month and the 20th anniversary of A Link to the Past coming up in November, it seems like a complete, 3D remake of the beloved title -- Edge, Nintendo Power and Game Informer, among others, listed the game in the top 10 of their best games of all time lists - could very well happen this time.

The question is will the game stick to its 2D roots or follow in the steps of its console sequels?

Source: Edge

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Eh, unless they release a re-make of Majora's Mask, I don't care that much.

I would love to see a 3D re-imagining perhaps with the 2D orginal packaged alongside.

Nintendo wants to make a remake?

Wow.

This one might actually be a more justified remake than OoT, considering the differences they could make in both graphics and in adding content.

Plus, it's the 20th anniversary, so that might be a good way to celebrate. Just let there be an option to play the original version as well as the updated on.

favorite zelda game EVER!!!!!!!!!! it would be the only thing convincing me to get a 3ds, i could see this game working SO WELL in it

*points to GBA*

You already remade it. For the love of god Nintendo, stop remaking remakes. I get it, 3D is new and exciting, and pretty awesome now that you dont need glasses. But remaking old content to fit a new Dimension is lame.

Make a NEW adventure for Link, that will utilise the hardware to its potential.

aren't all legend of zeldas basically link to the past remakes? I mean, legend of zelda is the most self-derivative game series of all time.

If they made the gameplay 3D as well, I'd probably get it. If is the same 2D game with 3D graphics, no way.

Altorin:
aren't all legend of zeldas basically link to the past remakes? I mean, legend of zelda is the most self-derivative game series of all time.

"The most"

Seriously, the way the industry looks at the moment, I'd say the Zelda franchise isn't even more self-derivative than average. If you think Zelda is more self-derivative than say Pokemon, then I'm prepared to call you a madman.

If they did a 3D remake of A Link to the Past, would Link still have his pink hair just to humor the fans who played A Link to the Past for the SNES? I honestly would like to see that.

A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game, so this is exciting. If they package it with Link's Awakening, it might be considered the best thing ever.

This would be cool, but it'd be interesting to see if it's truly a 3D remake or just a remastering, as it were. Link's Awakening is coming out on the virtual Console as a 3D game, but only in the sense it's the same game with 3D added on. Perhaps we will see Link to the Past done like OoT...

But first, Majora's Mask. Make it happen.

Do want.

Top down Zeldas are more fun for me. Can't get into the 3D ones nearly as much.

Uber Waddles:
*points to GBA*

You already remade it. For the love of god Nintendo, stop remaking remakes. I get it, 3D is new and exciting, and pretty awesome now that you dont need glasses. But remaking old content to fit a new Dimension is lame.

Make a NEW adventure for Link, that will utilise the hardware to its potential.

yeah, pretty much this. LttP and previous Zelda games were primarily action games, I wish they still were.

Remakes Nintendo. oy vey..

Stop it with this crap.

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Oh fine my Facade isn't working.
I hate your rehashing Nintendo but I would love you forever if you remade ALttP in 3D!

I got to try the 3DS for the first time the other day. While my eyes did feel funny after a while, I found the 3D quite impressive, as it's not how you imagine it would be. However, I'm yet to see a single game, besides minigame collections, that I can't play on consoles I've already got or had. It'll take more than "But it's in 3D!" to make me want a console that seems entirely supported by ports and remakes. When are Nintendo going to come up with something new for it?

Quite frankly I would rather have them remake Link Awakening or Orcale of Time and Season. I think those one need the remake more. I don't know why but I prefer Link to the Past the way it is unless the remake is really good (like competely revamping the dungeons).

allistairp:

The question is will the game stick to its 2D roots or follow in the steps of its console sequels?

Well, it doesn't have to completely choose one over the other.

Remember, the DS Wind Waker sequels both were top down like classic Zelda but with 3D graphics.

It would be interesting visual mechanic however if the past was in 2D and the future was in 3D.

Interesting.
While LttP was a great game id much rather if they remade Link's Awakening.
The best top down Zelda imo.
But oh well, as long as i get to get it off the virtual console then im good.

This is what the 3d classics section of the eshop is gonna be for.

I didn't know that the GBA version of the game was at all altered. That was the only time I ever played it, and it was before I did massive amounts of internet research on the games I purchased.

Color me surprised yet ANOTHER remake that should cost 15 bucks on the virtual console getting some shitty 3D effects slapped onto it and getting shoved out with a 40 dollar price tag. Seriously, if this is all they are going to do with the 3DS just be honest about it and say "Hey Nintendo fans, remaking games for 15 dollars just isn't bringing in the money quick enough so we bring you the 3DS, a platform that gives us an excuse to jack up the price because our remakes now come to you in AMG 3D !!!!!!!". So how about original content of GTFO Nintendo.

The 3DS should have been called the Nintendo R3MAKE

are there any goddamn games coming out for this thing that aren't remakes?

coolerthanice21:
A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda game, so this is exciting. If they package it with Link's Awakening, it might be considered the best thing ever.

Oh god....could you imagine a 3D remake of Link's Awakening? *begins to drool buckets of saliva*

Irridium:
Eh, unless they release a re-make of Majora's Mask, I don't care that much.

Eh, unless they re-make Majora's Mask so it's worth playing, I'd rather they left it to rot and instead make a new game.

In fact, that's just a great idea anyway. Make some damn new games instead of remaking everything under the sun. I didn't buy a 3DS to play games I already own with some gimmicky depth shit that adds absolutely nothing useful to the gameplay experience.

Dear Nintendo: Give me a Metroid Trilogy on the 3DS (Zero mission, return os Samus, Super Metroid. And I will buy your system tomorrow.

Will people stop calling ports remakes?

This and Twilight Princess are my favorite Zelda's. I'm hoping they go for it.

Cubilone:
Will people stop calling ports remakes?

That might be asking a bit much. I'd he happy if the average forum user learned the difference between sequel and remake.

OT: A LttP remake sounds good to me.

Cubilone:
Will people stop calling ports remakes?

It's a semantical problem. At what point does a port become a remake?

A port, in its purest form, would just be the same exact game (in every facet) replicated/emulated on another system. But with the GBA release of A Link to the Past various graphical and audio changes were made, along with additional content (multiplayer, new dungeon). So, is that a port or a remake? Probably somewhere in the middle.

I try to reserve the word remake for games being remade from the ground up: new graphics engine, script -- that sort of thing. This is what a new Link to the Past would likely be.

If they do a remake, I wanna see Four Swords included as well. For those without friends who owned the game and a game link cable, Four Swords was literally unplayable.

If it is in 3D (and not the gimmik kind, that kind of 3D on an old SNES game like this would be turbural) It'd be interesting to see what it's like.

I remember when they released all those classic SNES games on the game boy advance. I played them all and I had a really good time. Then something weird happened. I never wanted to buy another Nintendo game ever again. At this point even Nintendo fans or link fans should be tired of this charade. New games. Not remakes, Ports, sequels, or prequels. New. Games. Doesn't Nintendo want to stay in the gaming business in the long run? Doing this is like the band aid method.

 

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