The Nintendo Switch captured people’s attention with their recent showcase, which highlighted some of the features of the new console, as well as some of the games that will be coming out for the system. Easily the biggest announcement was the trailer for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, an open world adventure which allows gamers to take control of the silent protagonist link, in a brand new adventure to save Hyrule. While many people were excited, some gamer’s have expressed concern that the series is straying away from it’s roots, as well as questioning whether or not the series would ever have a 2d game again.
Game Informer magazine addressed these questions in a recent interview with LoZ series producer Eiji Aonuma, where they asked if the development team had plans to combine with the 3DS Legend of Zelda teams in order to help speed up and finalize development on the new title. Aonuma shut the idea down, stating that “The 3DS team and the Wii U team have very different approaches to game development,” explaining that combining these teams would not speed up development, and in fact may hinder progress. The developer went on to discuss that “the handheld development team will not be phased out due to the Nintendo Switch.” This line of conversation led GI to ask if, the 3DS team wasn’t working on Breath of the Wild, are they working on a different game for the Switch? Aonuma’s answer was a simple, but tantalizing “Yes, there is definitely a possibility.” Does this mean that a new LoZ game will be following up for the Switch? It would be quite easy to imagine a sequel to A Link Between Worlds, which released 4 years ago on the 3DS.
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