A few weeks ago, the world got to experience the first HD remake that Nintendo has ever tackled: The Wind Waker HD. For a production time ofabout six months, the game has been hugely successful and has even helped sell more Wii U consoles. While the development time for games of series like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario can be lengthier than other franchises, releasing an HD remake of a popular game is a great way to tide the fans over until new content can be revealed. Nintendo is now aware of this, and they appear to be more willing than ever to keep updating their classic games to satisfy the fans. In a video interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, representatives from Games Radar asked the developer about the possibility of future remakes.
As for remaking previous games in HD, that’s certainly possible, but currently most of our devs are working on new stuff, and we like to have them working on new stuff. HD remakes might, however, be a good project for a development partner of ours, so that’s something I hope we have the opportunity to introduce in the future. — Shigeru Miyamoto
Miyamoto isn’t just interested in updating the visuals of classic games, however. If a remake is put into development, he wants something new to be put into the game. In the same interview, he said he wants to discover how the elements of gameplay can be applied onto the GamePad for these older games.
We want to find some way to bring a new experience to this than simply update the visuals and leave it at that. — Shigeru Miyamoto
Are you tired or remakes, or would you like Nintendo to do more? There is a long list of games that are over a decade old that could benefit greatly from an HD remake: Super Mario Sunshine, Pikmin, Luigi’s Mansion, and of course Majora’s Mask, just to name a few. Would you like these games to be released, even as eShop downloads, in between major releases of new games? Let us know what you think in the comments!