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The Zelda: Ocarina of Time remake for the Nintendo 3DS last year was a great success and now the focus is on an idea last year revolving around Shigeru Miyamoto’s desire to remake A Link to the Past for the handheld. The 1991 Zelda game developed for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System became an instant classic among gamers and Miyamoto has stated to gaming company Edge about his desire to either port the game or create a new Zelda game revolving around A Link to the Past. 

You can read his full statement after the jump!

“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.”

“To be very honest and open, it really depends on the directors that have time at the moment as well,” he said. “Some directors, I can give them the title and I know they will do something great with it.

“Other directors I’m not so 100 per cent confident [in], so they’re the ones I’d rather take a more remake approach to the title. It really depends on that as well.”

Would you like to see Nintendo remake A Link to the Past for the 3DS? Do you think it would be great to see a new Zelda game with elements revolving around the SNES classic? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Edge (via MyNintendoNews)

21 thoughts on “Miyamoto interested in making a 3DS Zelda game revolving around A Link to the Past

  1. Heriod77777 says:

    I thought we already had a article about Miyamoto saying he wanted to make another Zelda game like ALttP. Who posted this old news?

    1. bastian says:

      It's true, we did already cover this and a mis-communication caused it to be covered twice. Oh well, double the chance to read the interesting tidbits! :D

  2. somecrazyguy says:

    i really hope they do a new game instead of a remake. if they do a remake, do a remake of majora's mask. but id love to see an alttp styled game on the 3ds.

  3. Blake Condit says:

    It has more of the interview in this one. The previous article only had the first statement.

  4. Meghan says:

    I'd rather have a New Game or a remake of Majora's Mask.

  5. zelda101 says:

    Let ALttP wait until after the release of a pure new Zelda 3DS.

  6. !CJ! says:

    also if it's a new game and not a remake, keep the ALttp elements except for the graphics. 3d graphics please! I'm no graphics junkie who care only for top f the line by a cirtain style. I'll go for what ever style Nintendo decides to use. just make it 3d please. I like 3d not 2d.

    2d games are a bit diffacualt for me and not easy to get into. I can't imerse myself in the experiance, or really experiance anything great with a 2d like I can with a 3d. 3d I can put myself in the world and feel the game as I play it. not feel like I'm playing a game but that I'm in it. 2d it just feels like I'm playing a game, that's alright.

  7. Link says:

    Why are there so meny remakes!!!

    There’s already Starfox 64 3D, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, and people want a remake of Majora’s Mask, and Shigeru Miyamoto wants a remake of A Link to the Past.

    I already went to the past I don’t want to anymore! If people want a remake of a game to put new dungeons in it why not just make a new game?

    Although it would make sense to make a remake of Majora’s Mask because not only was it a direct sequel to OoT it was a great game but it needed some improvement on the graphics and don’t forget the save system even though Majora’s Mask was improved from the Japanese version. It would probably take at least 8 months to remake it I mean Majora’s Mask was made in under 2 years. I don’t really see ALttP being remade again (once for the Gameboy) it’s already a good game and I love the 2D graphics. A lot of people do want to see Zelda in 3D after they have played OoT 3D but come on now. They didn’t make the 3DS for just remakes! I would like to see a new Zelda game in the next 2 years. So why not just spent the time making a new Zelda game.

    We’ll see what happens at E3 2012.

    1. bastian says:

      ALttP wasn't remade for the Game Boy. It wasn't even remade for the Game Boy Advance, that was just a port with a few minor tweaks.

  8. Zelda says:

    That’s my man!!!


  9. Ganondorf says:


  10. Vaati says:

    Leave me outta this…

    I don’t even have a background story.


    1. Blizzeta93 says:

      yeah you do…(Minish Cap)

  11. Sanity's_Theif says:

    I want to see a Majora's Mask remake first, but I would also like to see a remake for ALttP later on

  12. twister92 says:

    I would like to see ALttP remade in full 3D, as a new game that is based on the same story of A Link to the Past – even more so than Majora's Mask or a new Zelda 3DS game.

  13. Magnus 333 says:

    If i had to chosse a Remake : Majoras Mask or A link to the past i choose A link to past he is on my personal Top 3 ( 2 place )

  14. Hack says:

    Remakes are cool. But what the franchise needs is a brand new game. Maybe a double release: The remake (MM or ALttP), and the award winning new game.

  15. guest says:

    No. I would rather see Majora's Mask if we're talking about remakes.
    And I want a new game.

  16. Robbie Kincaid says:

    I don't mind either way. ALTTP is my favorite Zelda, so a remake featuring enhanced, 3D top-down graphics with 3D "pop out" mode, or entirely 3D like OOT. Or a brand new game centered around ALTTP. I can't really think of how one positioned after ALTTP would go but maybe another prequel game would go well? I kid lol.

    Either way, I'd be happy to see a new Zelda game on 3Ds soon. That little system has a lot of potential!

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