NES Remix and NES Remix 2 have done a pretty decent job of covering the major games from the Nintendo Entertainment System and condensing them into WarioWare-style mini-games. So where do we go from here?
Director Koichi Hayashida revealed to IGN that he is open to the idea of a SNES, Game Boy or GBA Remix game.
“Well personally I’m a fan of those games, and I like them a lot. If there’s a big enough outpouring of support for these titles, it’s something I’d like to take a look at.”
Looks like it’s all down to the support of fans:
“Well, personally, I have a large desire to explore that very idea [of SNES/Game Boy/GBA games appearing in future Remix titles]. But it really harkens back to the answer I just gave. Does the marketplace want it or need it?”
“If we get a big enough cry for that, with a lot of people saying, ‘Hey, we’d love to see more of these perhaps for the SNES, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance,’ then it would be something we can take a look at.”
“Does the marketplace want it or need it?”
Depending on what Nintendo system the next potential instalment is based on, we could see sections of A Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening, Oracle of Ages/Seasons or Minish Cap (perhaps even some Four Swords?) thrown into the mix. If you love that idea, why not go tell Nintendo to make it happen?
Hayashida also explained why there are no 3DS versions of the NES Remix games.
“One of the easiest ways to answer that is to say, ‘I was working on 3D World, which was developed on Wii U. So I was already familiar with the system’s architecture and developing for that platform lent itself to the early stages of the project. But, if you step into the shadows a bit more, in order to accomplish what we wanted with NES Remix, and get the effect we wanted out of it and the value that we wanted it to have, we needed some more machine power.”
“I think the Wii U offered that up for us pretty easily, and it just would have been more difficult to do it for the 3DS. I think that’s really the answer. It’s just that the Wii U had the machine power we were looking for in order for us to build the software we envisioned from the get go.”
NES Remix 2, which includes mini-games based on Zelda II: Adventure of Link, is available tomorrow (April 25) in North America and Europe.