Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:54pm 15/12/11 | 3 Comments
When you think of Nintendo franchises you'd love to see grown up and developed to fit in with modern Western development flair, The Legend of Zelda would have to be on top of that wish-list (I know it is for me).
Previously it could have been argued that Metroid would be on that list, but an exceptionally well-calculated collaboration with a then "struggling" Retro Studios, saw a critically acclaimed reinvention of the NES and SNES classic. The Metroid Prime series is probably the most underrated in the first-person space, but held in very high regard with those fortunate enough to have sunk their teeth in.
Thankfully dreams, apparently, can come true as a recent Wired interview with Ninty legend and Zelda creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, has shed some light on a potential Western imagining of The Legend of Zelda series, with Retro called out by Miyamoto as the likely candidate for collaboration.
"As you know, we have already collaborated with Retro for the Metroid Prime series in the past," Miyamoto told Wired. "And I think when we talk about any other franchise, Zelda might be a possible franchise for that collaboration."
The thought of a top tier Western developer who understands Nintendo franchises and how to grow them up gets me all warm and fuzzy inside, and I couldn't think of a better studio to help expand the Zelda universe with Western design sensibilities. Eurogamer added to the potential of Miyamoto's statement by reminding us that Retro are already working on a new game for Wii U, something they claim is "a project everyone wants us to do".
Let your speculation run wild...