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Nintendo: No modern setting for Legend of Zelda anytime soon

Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma says that while a modern setting for a future Zelda title would be interesting he just doesn't see it happening.

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Zodiac1051d ago

How would that even work?

secretcode1051d ago

Same mechanics, characters, using a different aesthetic and setting.

PopRocks3591051d ago

Considering sword/shield combat is kind of outdated in our modern era, no it wouldn't.

lilbroRx1051d ago

That wouldn't be Zelda the. It would be Zelda equivalent of Jason X.

It would be better to just make a new I.P. or game series altogether than distort an old one into something it was never meant to be.

secretcode1051d ago

@PopRocks359 Make it an era where guns were outlawed or something. I'm sure they have ways where they can bullshit their way into making it semi-believable.

Mr_Nuts1051d ago (Edited 1051d ago )

Poprocks - It may be outdated in reality but you still have to think this will be a modern day version of the Zelda universe so swords and shields could still be used if they made it so they are still a part of their world in combat...I mean they don't have to write guns in the game do they. It's like the Elder Scrolls, it doesn't matter how many years go by they continue to develop more but not in the same way we do.

Remember it's their story, guns don't even have to be invented in there world especially when magic is such a huge part of Zelda's universe. You could see huge glass skyscapers, electric based stuff running on magic but still see horses in the street with guards wearing armor and carrying swords/bows

user55757081051d ago

so in modern zelda we put link in the projects and give him small knives to shiv his enemies with

PopRocks3591051d ago

From the arguments I'm receiving, it seems like having a modern era Zelda would only be for aesthetics. What's the point of having a modern setting if you expect to continue using swords, shields and magic? That doesn't make much sense to me.

Keeping it subtle, the way Spirit Tracks brought in steam technology for instance, is the way to go, I think. Zelda's medieval fantasy setting is part of what gives the series its imaginative charm.

kirbyu1051d ago

How bout Link some how travels through time and ends up in the modern world, so do Zelda and whoever the villain is.

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3-4-51051d ago

I dunno...Time travel maybe...Have you ever played a LoZ game ?

Zodiac1051d ago

oh, cmon, you know what i mean. Not literally how would he get to a modern setting, but more of what relevancy would any of Link's weapons or anything have in a modern setting?

Xof1050d ago

It wouldn't.

The only people who think it would (somehow) have managed to become Zelda fans while at the same time utterly and completely failing to understand the "core element" of the series.

Zelda is and has always been about exploring wilderness.

pr0t0typeknuckles1051d ago

its a cool concept but a modern zelda would be like a modern day prince of persia it could work but it would obviously lose its soul in the process.

isarai1051d ago

Who the hell would want that?

Donnieboi1051d ago

Yeah, i'm all for innovation and change, but that may be a line that goes too far. Still, if Aonuma wanted to do it, then i'm convinced he has a secret plan to make it work out. Luckily he doesn't wanna do it anyway.

secretcode1051d ago

I'd want it just to check out it ended up.

Also because it would make the same franchise purists who got super pissed when Spirit Tracks introduced trains even madder.

Brucis1051d ago

Which is funny because trains weren't even the most technologically advanced things to have appeared in a Zelda game. I recall one of the games having a phone, for instance.

secretcode1051d ago

Hell, Wind Waker had a GAME BOY as one of the items.

deafdani1051d ago

Not to mention full ROBOTS and machinery and fucking AI in Skyward Sword, which, in my opinion, are all a tad more technologically advanced than a steam train... and that game takes place thousands of years before Spirit Tracks.

Lol. XD

Dj7FairyTail1051d ago

The Nintendo Haters who want Zelda to be Rated M.

Hadoukameha1051d ago

Why you afraid of M Zelda? Nintendo needs to grow up, give us adult men at least some spinoffs.

herbs1051d ago

Futuristic Zelda game would be super lame I hope that never happens ever...

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