Aonuma doesn't have plans for anymore Zelda remakes, says a remake of Skyward Sword using just buttons 'might be close to impossible'

Motion controls forever!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting a major remake for the Switch, and it's looking fantastic. Could there be more remakes on the way? Game Informer asked Eiji Aonuma that very question, to which he responded with the following.

"Currently I don't have plans, but there is a title that we can incorporate new elements or new features that is perhaps a perfect fit for a remake, then maybe we'll consider it."

This lead to a discussion of potentially remaking Skyward Sword, but ditching the motion controls. Aonuma's response makes it seem like that's not likely to happen.

"So you're saying control it all with buttons? That's a little hard! I think it might be close to impossible!"


Too bad Nintendo's current hardware doesn't support motion controls by way of individual sticks a la the Wii.

Oh wait.

(Please give us Skyward Sword HD Nintendo!)

I mean besides the control. It has a complicated art style. As we've seen with emulation it was very intentionally made to move and blur in a certain way. Also the lighting I wonder how much work will it need to be done to make it work with modern ones.

All in all, the rework it might have to be done feels as exhausting as the playing the game itself. /jk

I think the point is if it had to be motion control only, it wouldn't be worth remaking.

Maybe they could make a straight port work someday, if they ever care to port Wii games.

I think it's more likely one day it'll get remake from the ground up. Maybe to add references to the Breath of the Wild line. Given that it sort of an anthology game. IMO the game has a lot of pacing problems worst even than the ones in Twilight Princess.

According to How long to beat, both SS and TP have more or less the same length, but I feel SS is a longer game. Perhaps because the whole game is meant to feel like a dungeon environment (except for the sky).

From the ground up would probably be the only way to do it without motion controls. Redesign the enemies and bosses, environmental puzzles.

Wed Jun 12 19 08:59pm
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The entire game was designed with WM+ in mind, so it would be plain silly to try to remake it with only button controls. It is what it is. And those motion controls worked so damn fine also. Such immersiveness. The game some othe issues that could be ironed out though for a Switch version... Could aso add HD rumble ;)

That's fine. No more Zelda remakes for awhile is fine. I'd rather have more weird indie spinoffs.


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