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Miyamoto interested in creating ‘new’ A Link to the Past

In a recent interview with Edge, Shigeru Miyamoto has once again expressed interest in reviving the Super Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Last year, Miyamoto stated A Link to the Past (which he produced) was the game he would most like to see remade for the Nintendo 3DS. Miyamoto confirmed that while he would still like to see an enhanced 3D port or remake of the original game, he would be much more interested in creating a new game perhaps “based on, or starting from, A Link to the Past.” Miyamoto went on to say “I think it’s important to bring some really new software.”

“To be very honest and open, it really depends on the directors that have time at the moment as well,” he said. “Some directors, I can give them the title and I know they will do something great with it. Other directors I’m not so 100 per cent confident [in], so they’re the ones I’d rather take a more remake approach to the title.“

A Link to the Past is my personal favourite of the Legend of Zelda series (hence the site banner) and I would truly love to see the title revisited, preferably by way of a new game. However, it would appear that such a game will not come into existence until Miyamoto can entrust the title to the right game director. That’s A-OK with me; I’ll happily continue to wait with bated breath.

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Guardian Heroes 2 plans were scrapped in favour of XBLA port of original


Guardian Heroes, Treasure’s rather decent (but not as good as people who paid far too much for it have led you to believe) beat ’em up is due to be re-released on Xbox Live Arcade in October, giving those who weren’t prepared to drop a hundred bucks for the game and a Saturn the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about.

Well, it turns out that project came at the expense of an actual sequel.

Speaking with Eurogamer Treasure’s Hiroto Matsuura states: “Originally, the project started as Guardian Heroes 2. The team that had been working on Sin & Punishment: Star Successor wanted to start a new game. But the publisher [Sega] said in order to create a sequel, they wanted us to revitalize the IP. So instead of starting on the sequel we made a remake.”

Evidently Guardian Heroes 2 would have played like the original, but using 3D assets. Apparently it still might happen if the XBLA version sells well enough. Until then, I guess you could attempt to console yourself with Advance Guardian Heroes, but I don’t recommend it.