Posted on June 17 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
A lot of people have been questioning what sort of goodies we will be getting for the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series. The orchestra performance during E3 was a delight, and the golden Wii Remote is nice, but what else might they be doing? Some were wondering if there would be another disc like the one they released in 2003 that had Zelda, Zelda II, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and a Wind Waker demo. I actually have that Collector’s Edition game myself.
Both Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto have said no to the idea. Why? They say they did the same thing last year for Mario, and don’t want to repeat that action two years in a row. Also, they’re already releasing a remake of Ocarina of Time, as well as a 3DS port of Link’s Awakening, so they’re already more than satisfying on the remake front.
Sure, fans would go crazy for it, but at the same I think I’d rather have them focus their attention on other goodies. I don’t think just throwing a bunch of old games onto a disc and tossing them at us is very creative. What do you think?