The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s all time best sellers and the release of the latest installment in the franchise, Breath of the Wild is imminent for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. Although the series is well loved a divide is present between the 3D titles for consoles and the 2D games for handhelds. The main difference being 3D console games have fully controllable cameras as well as more dynamic combat while the 2D games have a fixed top-down camera similar to the earliest games in the series.
The Nintendo Switch however may just be the midpoint between console and handheld. Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma in an interview with Game Informer spoke of the possibility of taking 2D Zelda games and bringing them to the Switch.
As the Switch is not backwards-compatible, getting ports of older games would go a long way to appease a lot of Nintendo fans. It’s also one of numerous ways to combine the Switch with handheld titles like those seen on the 3DS. Aonuma says that a potential 2D Zelda game for the switch is “definitely a possibility.”
“There are definitely good things about the 2D world and the playstyles of the 2D world,” he says to Game Informer. “There are a lot of fans who enjoy that style. This Nintendo Switch style, which is the evolved style of gameplay is not necessarily… I want you to think of it more as an evolved style of 2D style. For the 3DS team, I am trying to make them think in a more evolved 2D-style approach.”
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Zelda Breath of the Wild releases 3rd March 2017.