In an interview with Game Informer, producer and manager of The Legend of Zelda series Eiji Aonuma was asked about what might come after Breath of the Wild on the Switch. Especially with the abnormally long development process for Breath of the Wild, it was only logical that Game Informer ask if the Switch’s Zelda team is expanded to include developers from the 3DS and Wii U studios. To which Aonuma stated that “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.”
Which led the interviewer to curiously ask if said teams will bring a 2D Zelda game to the Switch, Aonuma gave us as near a confirmation as we’ll probably get for awhile with “yes, there is definitely a possibility.” Aonuma elaborated that “there are definitely good things about the 2D world and the play styles 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.”
With how good Breath of the Wild looks, a 2D game could be very interesting indeed, depending on what Nintendo plans on doing with it. It could be that we’ll have another Tingle game on our hands, though some diehard fans still loved those. What would you like to see in a 2D Zelda game for the Switch? Something like A Link Between Worlds, or more like Tri Force Heroes? Let us know in the comments below!
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