Inbitna fans av Zelda-serien har i flera år bönat och bett om en remake av Nintendo 64-klassikern The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time från 1998. Vissa vill se en portabel version till Nintendo DS, andra hoppas på ett Nintendo Wii-remake med The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess-motorn som grund.
I en intervju med IGN reflekterar Eiji Aonuma – seriens producent – över för- och nackdelarna med ett återbesök till det Hyrule som målades upp i Ocarina of Time. Det verkar inte vara aktuellt att påbörja en remake av någon titel i Zelda-serien i dagsläget, men Aonuma uteslutet inte möjligheten att han kommer att titta närmare på det i framtiden.
“Well, I sometimes hear such requests from people who want to play Ocarina of Time on Wii, they ask us to remake it and take advantage of Wii technology. Whenever we have to think about the remake, we have to also think about the background, especially what kind of situation, what kind of period and time that previous game was played in, because be it Ocarina of Time or any other games, whenever they say they want to have a remake on whichever platform, they have some emotional attachment from playing that game at that particular time or environment.
That sort of background is always there when they talk about or request the remake of a game. We cannot afford to destroy that kind of emotional attachment. Still, even if we are going to take advantage of the improved technology, we have to have some breakthrough in the gameplay. That combination is not an easy one. Whenever we talk about this breakthrough technology, we come up with ideas that we would like to incorporate into the new Zelda franchise. So that’s the current situation and that’s the reason why we are not very aggressive in exploring the possibility of remaking the past Zelda series. If I can think of how do it, or any other inspiration comes to me, without destroying the emotional attachment people have to the past game, and I can make some great innovation or renovation on the remake, then I might be able to think about it further.”