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Submitted by legendoflex 761d ago | opinion piece

Zelda for Everyone: Why 3DS and Wii U Represent the Rebirth of a Legend

GenGAME writes: "The Legend of Zelda's transition to the current generation has been an interesting one. Instead of paving the way with wholly new ideas, so far all three confirmed titles for 3DS and Wii U have consisted of re-treads of older ground: Ocarina of Time 3D and Wind Waker Wii U in the 'enhanced remakes' department, and Zelda 3DS also-known-as 'A Link to the Past 2' in the 'new game' category. Even considering that the 3DS sequel is supposed to be a brand-new title, there's been an unshakable theme of 'looking back' among the latest Zelda games." (3DS, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Wii U)

legendoflex  +   761d ago
As I put it elsewhere:

3DS: Ocarina of Time 3D + A Link to the Past 2
Wii U: The Wind Waker HD + Twilight Princess 2?
PopRocks359  +   761d ago
I'll take it.
BosSSyndrome  +   761d ago
I do NOT want TP2.
How about something new?
Canary  +   761d ago
I'd rather see a brand-new game.

And I don't relish the idea of seeing anything new for the Wii U. 'Cause if it gets a (new) Zelda game, I'll have to buy it, and for right now at least, the library sucks, and even if it gets better... the hardware itself is very unappealing too me.

But, really, getting a new Zelda game so early on in the 3DS lifespan would seem to indicate, I think, that we'll probably see a third, or even fourth Zelda title on 3DS before the successor launches.
wingman32x  +   761d ago
In the January Direct, Aounuma(sp) said that the team was re-evaluating the very core of Zelda gameplay for Zelda U.

I was watching IGN's Nintendo Video Chat, and they actually brought up an interesting point. What if this new, aLttP inspired game is the team's way of going back to the basics and evaluating what works?

They're already doing this with WW HD. I believe Aounuma said they decided to do it while they searched for the right visual style for Zelda U.

I like what they seem to be doing. Instead of having gamers go through another traditional 4-5 year dev cycle for Zelda, they're using these smaller projects to both test drive potential elements for Zelda U, and give the fanbase something to play during what's sure to be a pretty long dev cycle.

Anyway, just something I thought of.

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