It's been a long time since Shigeru Miyamoto's directly worked on a Legend of Zelda game. 1991, to be exact. That's the year that the classic A Link to the Past hit the SNES. Now, recent remarks from Nintendo's creative leader make it sound like he'd be up for revisiting that chapter of Link's video game life.

Speaking to Edge Magazine, Miyamoto expanded on previous comments about a game in the style of A Link to the Past—which has been mentioned before by current Zelda mastermind Eiji Aonuma— on the 3DS:

"I think the answer would be the same if we're talking about just porting," he said, "but I think I'd be even more interested in creating something new maybe based on, or starting from, A Link To The Past. I think it's important to bring some really new software."

However, the creator of Mario cautioned that he wouldn't be leading the development on such a game, were it to happen:

"To be very honest and open, it really depends on the directors that have time at the moment as well," he said. "Some directors, I can give them the title and I know they will do something great with it.

"Other directors I'm not so 100 per cent confident [in], so they're the ones I'd rather take a more remake approach to the title. It really depends on that as well."


This last comment strikes me as particularly interesting, given how opaque Nintendo tends to be about who does what on which games. Miyamoto hints—however obliquely—at the idea that the approach on a title's development shifts on available talent. Such a statement runs counter to the mostly monolithic creative face that Nintendo tends to put out there as responsible for its games.

Teases about a possible F-Zero return on Wii U also turn up in the interview, so head on over to Edge and read the whole thing.

Miyamoto keen on new Link To The Past [Edge]