Evolved 2D 'Legend Of Zelda' May Come to Nintendo Switch After 'Breath Of The Wild'
"Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is one of Nintendo Switch's biggest game. It will arrive side by side with the hybrid console's launching.
"The Legend of Zelda" franchise producer Eiji Aonuma has recently been interviewed by Game Informer. During the interview, the producer was asked about the future of "The Legend of Zelda" franchise for Nintendo Switch.
Aonuma teased that the 3DS team working on 2D "Legend of Zelda" game titles are also working on something for Nintendo Switch. He clarified that there are separate teams working on 3DS "Legend of Zelda" 2D titles and "Breath of the Wild." Aonuma prefered that each team work on their own seeing as they both have different approaches on how they develop the game.
Since the 3DS team isn't working on "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," it's possible that they are already working on another entry to the franchise. "Yes, there is definitely a possibility," Eiji Aonuma confirmed.
It is possible that the handheld team working on "Legend of Zelda" will be continuing "A Link Between Worlds." However, there is no concrete news about this. There's no official information on what Nintendo 3DS team is working on currently. Still, it is expected that a 2D game may soon come to players' TV screens.
"There are definitely good things about the 2D world and the playstyles of the 2D world," the producer said. "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."
Aonuma has also clarified that Nintendo Switch is not a replacement for Nintendo 3DS as Game Rant reported. Although the Switch combines traditional console and portables, 3DS will definitely continue.
"Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" be released on March 3. Nintendo Switch will also be released on the same day.