Nintendo Open To Applying Zelda: Link Between Worlds Approach To Other Franchises
Posted by Damien McFerran
Could we see new Star Fox and Metroid games taking the same route?
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a unique title in the history of the franchise in that it uses an existing entry — A Link to the Past — as its foundation and builds new content on top of that. This strategy worked fantastically — as you'll be aware from our 10/10 review — and the good news is that Nintendo is prepared to try the same tactic with some of its other famous titles.
Speaking to Game Informer, Link Between Worlds director Hiromasa Shikata said:
It’s an honor that people consider the game to be a success. When we make a game we often start by thinking of the basic system and letting that in turn determine a suitable setting. If there’s something fitting for the basic Star Fox and Metroid formula then I think we’ll be able to develop something. On this title, if we hadn’t come up with the idea of going into the walls at the beginning and instead thought of something new which had the player curling up into a ball, we might have ended up with Metroid, not Zelda.
What franchise do you think this approach would work best with? Which series are you keenest to see resurrected in such a fashion? Let us know by posting a comment below.