2D Zelda on Switch a possibility, Aonuma wants 3DS Zelda dev team to evolve 2D

Coming from a Game Informer interview with producer Eiji Aonuma...

“The dev pace is not really dependent on how many people are on a team, so combining them would not necessarily expedite the development pace. The 3DS team and the Wii U team have different approaches to game development, so I don’t necessarily want to combine them and have them think together, but rather have each think about what they can bring to Nintendo Switch from their own perspective.

The handheld development team will not be phased out because of Nintendo Switch. Switch will allow the users to bring their home console on the go, but this doesn't mean handheld game development like Nintendo 3DS will be discontinued. Yes, there is definitely a possibility (that 3DS Zelda team is working on a Switch title).

There are definitely good things about the 2D world and the playstyles of the 2D world. There are a lot of fans who enjoy that style. This Nintendo Switch style, which is the evolved style of gameplay is not necessarily… I want you to think of it more as an evolved style of 2D style. For the 3DS team, I am trying to make them think in a more evolved 2D-style approach"


That'd be great. I loved ALBW. Unfortunately I get the feeling they won't allow a new 2D Zelda unless it has a new gimmick.... Which can be hit and miss looming at all the recent top-down Zelda games.

Give us a rebalanced remake of Zelda II! I would die!

Link Between Worlds was a masterpiece. MORE OF THIS! Smile

They SHOULD keep making 2D Zelda games. As far as I'm concerned when it comes to Zelda games 2D>3D. When it comes to Mario 3D>2D (barely) and for metroid 2D=3D. So we should get all 6 cycled in and out!

ALBW was awesome. If such an awesome game comes to switch too, but will look a lot better, I might not complain.

Gimme all da styles! Gimme a merger of the two styles ala Super Mario 3D Land/World.

I'm really happy that 2D Zelda will continue on. Please give us more!

I'm down. But please make it FULLY 2D, ala ALttP and Link's Awakening. Not like ALBW, which was a good game, but the graphics/art style was...meh.


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