Rumour: New Zelda Reveal at E3

#1 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -
A French site, P-Nintendo, is under the impression Eiji Aonuma let slip that an unannounced Zelda title is due to be revealed at E3. It's unknown whether he was referring to a remake, a compilation, or simply a totally new game. E3 should explain all. 
  

I wonder if this could be The Legend of Paper Zelda title that's been rumoured of late, Miyamoto-san seems keen to return to 2D Zelda, recently he was quizzed about what he'd like to see remade for the 3DS, to which he replied, "Link to the Past". I would personally love that, it would be great to see some of the games sprite-work displayed in 3D, along with that iconic over-world map.
#2 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Holy buttfuck crap yes. Sure it's another Zelda remake, but another damn good one, and one that would definitely translate really well into 3D.
 
Now here come all the people to complain about another Zelda game.

#3 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

Yeah, a 3D version of A Link To The Past with polygonal houses and bushes ect (Like the modern Pokémon games). 
 
That could be cool. But it would still just be an old Zelda game rehashed. I think Nintendo should quit rehashing their franchises.

#4 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@Scooper said:
Yeah, a 3D version of A Link To The Past with polygonal houses and bushes ect (Like the modern Pokémon games).  That could be cool. But it would still just be an old Zelda game rehashed. I think Nintendo should quit rehashing their franchises.
They've been successful with their rehashes, why stop now?
#5 Posted by SadPatrol (499 posts) -

I have yet to play a Zelda game. 

#6 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@Afroman269 said:
@Scooper said:
Yeah, a 3D version of A Link To The Past with polygonal houses and bushes ect (Like the modern Pokémon games).  That could be cool. But it would still just be an old Zelda game rehashed. I think Nintendo should quit rehashing their franchises.
They've been successful with their rehashes, why stop now?
They were successful making a billion party games and mascot sports games but that's not how I wish Nintendo spent their resources. There's no reason why they should stop I just would like them too.
#7 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -

Make a proper sequel to Wind Waker and I will instantly forgive Nintendo for the mediocrity that has plagued Zelda since 2006.

#8 Posted by rmanthorp (3849 posts) -

So hype for Cafe, they gotta get Zelda on there.

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#9 Posted by me3639 (1705 posts) -

So glad my gaming youth was spent on computers. I never have to worry about paying to play the same game over, and over, and over again.

#10 Posted by GPink (56 posts) -

I wouldn't be surprised to see a 3DS Zelda title announced at E3.  3DS being one of the things they'll be placing the biggest emphasis on, another game to add to the list of upcoming titles would be nice.

#11 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

Interesting, E3 is getting close.

#12 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

It's the 25 anniversary of the franchise, E3 will be rich with Zelda.  
 
I think it's something new, Ocarina 3D lessens the possibility of it being a remake of some sort. I hope that LttP game comes alter though. I'd love to see a new Wind Waker styled game on the new console, that's my biggest wish for the franchise right now.
 
Anyway, besides this, I can't wait to see more on Skyward Sword, we know so very little about that game, so I expect to be surprised by what I see. I hope these rumours of airborne combat are true. I've always wanted to see Epona take to the skies like Pegasus.

#13 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -
@Contro said:
The Legend of Paper Zelda
I really hope it's this.
#14 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -

I like Zelda games

#15 Posted by VilhelmNielsen (1733 posts) -

Majora's Mask 3D? Most of the leg work must've been done with Ocarina 3D

#16 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -
@TehFlan said:
@Contro said:
The Legend of Paper Zelda
I really hope it's this.
Where did this rumour originate? Would it be a quirky JRPG like the Paper Mario games? Because that could be kind of awesome.
#17 Posted by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

Awesome, more Zeeeeeelda!

#18 Posted by MikeHawk (382 posts) -

I'm gonna get reamed for this, but isn't the layout, weapons and story in LttP extremely similar to OoT, besides for the light and dark worlds? I know all Zelda games share similarities just ilke all Final Fantasy games do, but I never played LttP because it seemed too similar to OoT. Wouldn't that not be a good move on Nintendo's part to remake this, or will naive kids and hardcore Zelda fans not care?

#19 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -
@MikeHawk said:
I'm gonna get reamed for this, but isn't the layout, weapons and story in LttP extremely similar to OoT, besides for the light and dark worlds? I know all Zelda games share similarities just ilke all Final Fantasy games do, but I never played LttP because it seemed too similar to OoT. Wouldn't that not be a good move on Nintendo's part to remake this, or will naive kids and hardcore Zelda fans not care?
Well assuming they stick with top-down gameplay, I would say that would make it different enough.
#20 Posted by Video_Game_King (35781 posts) -

I'm surprised that nobody has applied Occam's Razor to the situation and decided that they'll just announce more about Skyward Sword.

#21 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

well theres a new nintendo system, and one that just came out 2 months ago... a new zelda is hardly shocking

#22 Posted by Icemael (6305 posts) -

A new 2D Zelda for the 3DS would certainly make sense.

#23 Posted by Dalai (6976 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
I'm surprised that nobody has applied Occam's Razor to the situation and decided that they'll just announce more about Skyward Sword.
It's either this or a proper Zelda 3DS game. They're sure as fuck not going the Final Fantasy XIII/XIV route and announcing a Zelda MMO before Skyward Sword's release.
#24 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -
@Icemael said:
A new 2D Zelda for the 3DS would certainly make sense.
This sounds very likely. I wonder what happened to those Capcom guys who made all the GameBoy Zeldas. I know that particular studio doesn't exist anymore, but it would be cool if they could get some of the guys who made those.
#25 Posted by Video_Game_King (35781 posts) -
@Icemael said:
A new 2D Zelda for the 3DS would certainly make sense.
How?
 
@Dalai
 
I think you just gave them an idea. After all, Majora's Mask proved that they already have quite a few races for a decent base.
#26 Posted by Marokai (2785 posts) -

How people continue to get excited every single time there is something Zelda-related in the news, I will never understand.

#27 Posted by Icemael (6305 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
@Icemael said:
A new 2D Zelda for the 3DS would certainly make sense.
How?
It's a Nintendo device, so it will get at least one Zelda game sooner or later. And it's not doing as well as it should because of an incredibly poor software library, so they'll want to announce as many new, big games as possible for it this E3. A new Mario and a new Zelda would certainly boost interest and sales.
#28 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -
@Marokai said:
How people continue to get excited every single time there is something Zelda-related in the news, I will never understand.
Because despite a few SLIGHTLY disappointing entries as of late, the Zelda series has been consistently excellent.
#29 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Oh, come on! They haven't even released the last one yet ffs!

#30 Posted by Marokai (2785 posts) -
@FreakAche said:
@Marokai said:
How people continue to get excited every single time there is something Zelda-related in the news, I will never understand.
Because despite a few SLIGHTLY disappointing entries as of late, the Zelda series has been consistently excellent.
It's been consistent, for sure.
#31 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -
@Marokai said:
@FreakAche said:
@Marokai said:
How people continue to get excited every single time there is something Zelda-related in the news, I will never understand.
Because despite a few SLIGHTLY disappointing entries as of late, the Zelda series has been consistently excellent.
It's been consistent, for sure.
Nothing wrong with iteration on a formula that works.
#32 Edited by Marokai (2785 posts) -
@FreakAche said:

@Marokai said:

@FreakAche said:
@Marokai said:
How people continue to get excited every single time there is something Zelda-related in the news, I will never understand.
Because despite a few SLIGHTLY disappointing entries as of late, the Zelda series has been consistently excellent.
It's been consistent, for sure.
Nothing wrong with iteration on a formula that works.
If we're talking about handhelds I can agree with you. But to see a series that has remained roughly along the same playbook since it's inception across an ever evolving line of consoles, I'm not necessarily sure I agree with you. If I was told I could only play a Nintendo console for the rest of my life I would love the Zelda series, but standards are so much higher, in my opinion, for a supposedly AAA role playing/action adventure game series on other consoles. I would just never choose to play a Zelda game if presented with a choice of another supposedly top-quality game of its genre(s).
#33 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -
@Marokai said:
@FreakAche said:

@Marokai said:

@FreakAche said:
@Marokai said:
How people continue to get excited every single time there is something Zelda-related in the news, I will never understand.
Because despite a few SLIGHTLY disappointing entries as of late, the Zelda series has been consistently excellent.
It's been consistent, for sure.
Nothing wrong with iteration on a formula that works.
If we're talking about handhelds I can agree with you. But to see a series that has remained roughly along the same playbook since it's inception across an ever evolving line of consoles, I'm not necessarily sure I agree with you. If I was told I could only play a Nintendo console for the rest of my life I would love the Zelda series, but standards are so much higher, in my opinion, for a supposedly AAA role playing/action adventure game series on other consoles. I would just never choose to play a Zelda game if presented with a choice of another supposedly top-quality game of its genre(s).
In some ways I sort of agree with you. The series has been in a bit of a rut for the past few years, but I think each Zelda game still has a unique and interesting feel to it that very few other games have even attempted to replicate.
#34 Posted by Icemael (6305 posts) -
@Marokai said:
I would just never choose to play a Zelda game if presented with a choice of another supposedly top-quality game of its genre(s).
But there are practically no other games like Zelda, and the ones that do exist -- like Darksiders -- are inferior.
#35 Edited by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -

I don't know about anyone here, but the more stuff I hear about Nintendo the more I think that they are prepping up an amazing E3.

#36 Posted by Video_Game_King (35781 posts) -
@Icemael
 
My issue was more with the 2D part. How does that make sense?
#37 Posted by Icemael (6305 posts) -
@Video_Game_King: I don't mean the graphics. They'll almost certainly use cel-shaded graphics and the system's shitty 3D effects. I just mean it'll probably be played on a 2D plane, like all previous handheld Zelda games.
#38 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

Remember that Zelda demo they showed to hype their GameCube back in 2000something? Yeah, that was nice.

#39 Posted by Video_Game_King (35781 posts) -
@Icemael
 
That makes more sense, although I'd like to see how that would use the 3Dish (the 3DS does the opposite of popping out) aspects for its gameplay. I'm guessing it would be aiming and graphical effects.
#40 Posted by Hailinel (23659 posts) -
@LunarAura said:
Remember that Zelda demo they showed to hype their GameCube back in 2000something? Yeah, that was nice.
The subsequent fanboy rage at Wind Waker's announcement was hilarious.

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