Despite the positive critical reception and strong sales of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Nintendo focus right now is on creating new games, not producing more HD remakes.
That’s what game design legend Shigeru Miyamoto told journalists and public relations specialists during an event held at the company’s Redwood City, CA HQ.
“That’s certainly possible, but most of our developers are working on new games,” Miyamoto said. “We like to have them working on new stuff. HD remakes might be a good project for development partners, so that’s something I hope we can introduce in the future.”
This mentality also applies to the Super Mario 3D World, which blends elements both old and new to serve as a familiar-but-fresh entry Mario’s wildly diverse portfolio. But this mixing of old and new isn’t indicative of a permanent direction for the franchise, and a more proper 3D Mario game is not off the table.
“We’ve tried to find some fun new elements that we could incorporate. I certainly wouldn’t rule out the possibility of us creating more games like [Super Mario Galaxy] in the future. What we’re trying to accomplish here is to create a good entry point for new players.”