Tons of people are excited for the upcoming Nintendo title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, some fans are wondering if a new 2D Zelda game is on the way. We haven’t seen a true 2D single-player adventure from the series since 2013’s A Link Between Worlds, so fans are itching to go back to the classic feel of the older titles. Aonuma addressed these concerns in a recent interview with Game Informer, saying that “there is definitely a possibility” of a new game in this style coming to the Nintendo Switch in the future.
Aonuma was first asked if he would merge the handheld and console
Zelda teams to help the speed of development. He seemed to be against the idea, explaining that development would not necessarily go faster if there were a bunch of people working on the same project.
“The 3DS team and the Wii U team have different approaches to game development, so I don’t necessarily want to combine them and have them think together, but rather have each think about what they can bring to Nintendo Switch from their own perspective.”
— Eiji Aonuma
He further explained that the handheld team would still be around to develop for the Nintendo 3DS and that the Switch’s release would not impact their creations. Aonuma also expressed love for the 2D style, saying there are many different ideas that are better done in that kind of world and that the team is looking to evolve it in the future:
“There are definitely good things about the 2D world and the playstyles of the 2D world. There are a lot of fans who enjoy that style. This Nintendo Switch style, which is the evolved style of gameplay is not necessarily… I want you to think of it more as an evolved style of 2D style. For the 3DS team, I am trying to make them think in a more evolved 2D-style approach.”
— Eiji Aonuma
What do you guys think of this? Would you like to see a 2D
Zelda game make its way to Nintendo Switch? Discuss in the comments below!
Source: Game Informer