Monday, 27 May 2024

A Look into the Future of Zelda Games on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, has sparked speculation about the future of handheld-focused teams and their involvement with the new device. In an interview with Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda series, we discussed the potential developmental shift at Nintendo and its impact on the much-anticipated Breath of the Wild.

While some have wondered if the team behind Breath of the Wild would merge with the team responsible for the 3DS Zelda titles, Aonuma clarified that the development pace is not necessarily tied to team size. Instead, he emphasized the importance of each team bringing their unique perspective and ideas to the Nintendo Switch. He reassured fans that the handheld development team would not be discontinued, highlighting that the Switch aims to offer the convenience of a home console on the go without impacting traditional handheld game development.

When asked directly if the 3DS Zelda teams were working on a new game for the Nintendo Switch, Aonuma responded with optimism, confirming that there is indeed a possibility. This news will surely please fans of the classic 2D Zelda games and those who felt that Breath of the Wild may have deviated too far from the series’ roots. The idea of a follow-up to A Link Between Worlds, released in 2013, on the television screen holds great promise.

Aonuma acknowledged the value of the 2D world and its playstyles, stating that there are many fans who enjoy that style. He described the Nintendo Switch style as an evolved take on the 2D style, encouraging the 3DS team to approach game development from this perspective.

While we await further details about this “evolved 2D style,” it wouldn’t be surprising if Nintendo announces a new 2D Zelda game shortly after the release of Breath of the Wild. Given that the team behind the 3DS’s last Zelda game, Tri Force Heroes, concluded their work in October 2015, anticipation is mounting.

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Q: Will the handheld development team be phased out due to the Nintendo Switch?
A: No, the Switch aims to provide the convenience of a home console on the go without discontinuing handheld game development.

Q: Is there a possibility of a new Zelda game from the 3DS team for the Nintendo Switch?
A: Yes, there is definitely a possibility. Nintendo is exploring the potential of bringing the 2D style to the evolving gameplay of the Switch.


The future of Zelda games on the Nintendo Switch looks bright. With the possibility of a new 2D Zelda game and the continuing commitment to handheld game development, fans can expect a diverse and exciting lineup for the highly versatile console. Stay tuned to Wqaindia for the latest updates on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and more exciting developments from the world of gaming.