It's not every day that we get an official word on possibly two new Zelda titles, but it's certainly a good day when it happens! For this particular peek into the future, we can thank MyGames for interviewing Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma and NintendoEverything for the Portuguese translation.
Fans enthralled by the Master Sword will have more to salivate over with Aonuma's news: Nintendo is working on a brand-new Zelda game for Nintendo 3DS. As for what to expect, he says, "don't think that it is a direct sequel to the Zelda titles released on DS. We are talking about a new game, but it takes much of what has been done on previous handhelds."
In other words: don't expect quite the same graphics or stained-glass intro sequences, but do expect touch controls and unique forms of locomotion? Nothing sure yet, but there's always time to speculate wildly! (Hey guys: maybe it'll be in space!)
But hold on to your green hats and tiaras, because there's more! After the reveal of the new Zelda title, MyGames asked about the possibility of a remake of the classic Majora's Mask. Aonuma's reply was heartening:
It's something I'm asked about often and I assure you that it is something I've spoken to Miyamoto about. [...] We are considering the idea, but it didn't seem right to launch a remake one after another, so the next Zelda game on 3DS will be original.It certainly sounds like a graphically-upgraded version of the black sheep of Zelda titles could see the light of day! Though given Nintendo's almost glacial release schedule recently, I wouldn't hold my breath on seeing the 3DS' third Zelda anytime in the next year or two.
Any hopes/dreams for the next original game in the series? Personally, I'd love to see the gliding segments àla Wind Waker in eye-pop-o-vision.