Posted on May 25 2011 by Djinn
The folks over at Guardian.co.uk have covered a roundtable discussion with Shigeru Miyamoto where he spoke about future game releases for the Nintendo 3DS. He also answered some questions regarding Spot Pass and the Nintendo 3DS eShop. In his speech he happened to include some more information concerning Ocarina of Time 3D.
“Finally, he spoke about the forthcoming 3DS remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: “It ran at 20fps on the Nintendo64, but on the 3DS, it runs at 30fps, so there is extra smoothness of movement. The graphics, too, have been strengthened: you can feel the immersiveness of its world in 3D. Plus, the touchscreen lets you place items wherever you want them to be.
In the original, it was really difficult, say, to change into your boots in the water dungeon, but now it’s easy. And in the original, it could be confusing when, say, using the bow, whether you were supposed to push the stick up or down to aim it – but now we have the gyro-sensor on the 3DS, it’s easy.”
Most of the discussion was covering the merits of the Nintendo 3DS and he revealed a few pieces of information on several of the new games that will be releasing shortly. He stated that Nintendo is focusing on creating more games for the 3DS. He later answered a few questions on some subjects including the 3DS eShop and game design. His discussion of Ocarina of Time 3D was brief, keeping it to talk of the gyro sensor and the new easier ability to use the inventory touchscreen. The session ended with Miyamoto talking about his feelings on the importance of uniqueness and that designers should focus on individuality in their games.
Some of the other revelations given in this interview were very interesting to me. Some of the material that Miyamoto discussed were things we already discovered from little bits of information here and there over the last couple of months. Either way, it was satisfying to hear some of this information from Miyamoto himself. Until now most of these reports of 30fps and examination of the updated graphics have come from other fans who have been lucky enough to have a preview of the game. Hearing of these new innovations from Miyamoto himself is very refreshing and shows what the original developers had in mind.
For a full look at what Miyamoto had to say, be sure to check out the full discussion over at Guardian.co.uk. Be sure to post your thoughts in the comments below.