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New Legend of Zelda being developed for 3DS

Nobody would think that Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be the final Zelda game, we just weren’t sure what exactly the Zelda development team was working on until now. Today an interview with Zelda mastermind Eiji Aonuma revealed that the team is already working on a new Zelda for the 3DS.

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According to a translation of the Portuguese interview by Eurogamer, the team is “already preparing a new game, a game in the series for the Nintendo 3DS, but don't think that it is a direct sequel to the Zelda titles released on DS… We are talking about a new game, but it takes much of what has been done on previous handhelds." Does that mean another game in the style of touch controlled Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, or will it be more directly controlled like Ocarina 3D?

Recently our own Carolyn Gudmundson got a chance to interview Mr Aonuma as well as Nintendo music mastermind Koji Kondo and they also had some interesting info to share. Keep your eye out for it next week.

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19 comments

  • emmailyy - June 17, 2012 2 p.m.

    I wish they would release a handheld version of Twilight Princess. That was definitely my favorite.
  • gamebrain8505 - November 6, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    I accidentially all over my pants.
  • rob619 - November 5, 2011 1:30 p.m.

    I'am glad ive brought a 3DS. It has just been sitting on the desk for months due to no worthwhile titles. If they make games like this, I'll be happy
  • erodut - November 5, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    I absolutely love the Zelda series. Every single one of them holds a special place in my heart, and Skyward Sword already has a reservation as well. However, I can't seem to shake this feeling that the series should be laid to rest. Every new announcement excites me more than the last, but I fear I will one day grow tired of them. Am I alone in this?
  • CitizenWolfie - November 5, 2011 6:04 a.m.

    I'd love to see them do Majora's Mask in 3D - it'd make the Moon that much more intimidating. Much like OoT I didn't have a proper chance to appreciate them first time round and the Virtual Console releases haven't aged well. However I'd also really like to see a brand new vision of Zelda which would utilise the 3DS's capabilities. Something with direct stick control but with gadgets controllable via the touch screen (boomerang etc). They could even return to other worlds such as the Oracles or Minish Cap instead of retreading the OoT and WW styles. But whatever they do, I hope they don't return to the restrictive "exploration" of Spirit Tracks. At least in the boat it feels like you can go wherever the mood takes you. With a train you can only go in so many directions...
  • R-ape - November 5, 2011 12:33 a.m.

    Think I'll hold out for the Wii U Zelda, or at least until it changes it's art direction. I'm tired of the cel shading.
  • WillisTron - November 5, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    Your loss
  • ParanoidAndroid - November 5, 2011 6:44 a.m.

    There's not even any news on the art style.
  • Thequestion 121 - November 4, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    Sweet! :D
  • therawski - November 4, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    The only reason I buy Nintendo hardware is to play these few select flagship titles. Glad to know they know that.
  • veryweirdguy - November 5, 2011 12:50 a.m.

    Absolutely agree. Without their first party properties, modern Nintendo consoles would be almost worthless. With them, they're brilliant.
  • badgraphix1 - November 4, 2011 8:34 p.m.

    Wait, so with a similar system as the DS ones? I'm going to be cautiously optimistic here, as there was plenty about the DS Zelda games I didn't like. Hopefully they'll make it similar in the same way that Skyward Sword is similar to the DS ones.
  • beandipdragon101 - November 4, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    Maybe I'm in the minority but I want a beautiful 2d Zelda game in the vein of lttp and the gameboy ones but greatly expanded upon to take advantage of the 3ds hardware
  • Logic - November 6, 2011 6:33 a.m.

    Link to the Past was my favorite of the series, so a game like that would be awesome.
  • shawksta - November 4, 2011 7 p.m.

    Awesome and its interesting to see what they'll do considering a handheld Zelda, GBA got a beutiful sprite colorization for Minish cap and four swords, DS got the overhead Stylus walk for Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, I wonder whag they'll do, if its open world adventure like OOT and the console games then awesome but since its Zelda, I wanna see a unique take as usual. And Since its Zelda, I expect a nice gimmick as usual thats a key point in the game and makes it different from other zelda's as usual.
  • cdkee - November 4, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    Cool. I hope at the same time Grezzo is working on MM3DS.
  • BootyByHersheys - November 4, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    I'm with cdkee... Nintendo, if you're out there and listening to feedback from your fans... Majora's Mask PLEASE!!
  • EnigmaSpirit - November 4, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    I third that. Majora's Mask please! And give us a REAL sequel to Wind Waker on console. Phantom Hourglass I thought was incredibly meh, and I didn't get Spirit Tracks.

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