Zelda Producer Could Use More Crossbow Training Action

Wanted to "intensify the multiplayer" in sequel

One of the upsides of buying a Wii Zapper, besides being a nice +1 to your collection of somewhat useless bits of plastic, was getting your hands on Link's Crossbow Training. We daresay that was the only reason a lot of people bought the peripheral [cough -Ed.] as Link is as powerful an endorsement to Nintendo fans as Billy Mays is/was to home shoppers.

Show of hands if you really want a sequel to it. Oh, look, it's Zelda producer Eiji Anouma.

Speaking to GamesTM, Anouma revealed that working on the next core entry in the series wasn't his top desire.

To tell you the truth, I actually wanted to create Link’s Crossbow Training 2. I thought that we should do something more and better in the field of the first person shooter, based on our experience of the first game.

What exactly does he consider "more and better?" Why, tell 'em, Anouma!

For example, I was thinking that maybe we could intensify the multiplayer mode. The original game was really just a solo game but I thought that we could add a true multiplayer mode with multiple users playing together, from remote areas, over the Wi-Fi Connection.

Unfortunately for Anouma, the people in charge of such things at Nintendo weren't too impressed with his ideas and insisted he get to work on a new Zelda game. Ah well, looks like we'll all just have to muscle through Spirit Tracks and whatever else is in store.

[via nowgamer.com]