Posted on April 22 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Apparently, Miyamoto is seriously considering remaking A Link to the Past for the 3DS. He wants to do it in a two layered style similar to some of the older shooting games, such as Xevious. Of course, many fans would prefer it’s taken into a fully realized 3D environment, but Miyamoto sees it differently. He had this say when speaking to Edge Magazine in London recently:
“I think A Link To The Past,” he says. “Do you remember Xevious? It’s two-layered and I really wanted to create that at the time. So to see Link To The Past in two layers would be quite attractive for me.”
Naturally any sort of remake that involves advancing the visual integrity and style of one of the best games in the franchise has to be seen in some positive light. The only negative is that naturally remakes aren’t, in general, new content related. It’s doubtful we see much new content if any at all in Ocarina of Time 3DS, and likewise if this game is remade we likely wont see much new outside of visuals and a better control scheme. Still, I know it would make my must have list for the 3DS.
You also have to wonder what Miyamoto means exactly when he wants to present the game in two layers. While we can see some examples that create a tad bit a depth in old arcade styled games, it doesn’t seem to me to be something that would be ideal for an adventure game. Then again, this Miyamoto we’re talking about, and if he’s had the idea stirring for sometime I am sure it’s much more than any of us could possibly imagine it to be.