Miyamoto: New Zelda Game Made By Retro Studios “Could Be Possible”
It has been reported that Shigeru Miyamoto believes Retro Studios, the developer behind Donkey Kong Country Returns, the Metroid Prime series and Mario Kart 7, is qualified to take on a new Zelda game in the future. Hold your horses though, as Miyamoto-san also had some reservations regarding logistics.
Speaking after receiving the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Communication & Humanities in Spain last week, Miyamoto was reported to of said:
“The possibility of Retro Studios making a new Zelda with a good proposal isn’t a farfetched idea at all and could be possible.”
However Miyamoto noted that logistically it would be a difficult task due to the constant liaising that would be necessary due to Nintendo handling all the script and design for Zelda games.
“Even if Retro Studios is qualified, Nintendo would have to be in very close contact with the company that were to create this Zelda and, being outside Japan, the distance and the timezone differences would make the communication more difficult.”
We haven’t seen Zelda developed by anyone else other than Nintendo since Capcom made Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons on the Game Boy Color as well as Minish Cap on the Game Boy Advance. They worked out brilliantly so who knows, Nintendo may well entrust Retro Studios with Link.
We do know the Texas based developer is working on a fantastic new project, will it be Zelda or perhaps something else? What would you like to see? Zelda? Star Fox? More Metroid? Let us know!