In an interview with Dutch website n1ntendo.nl, Head of Konami’s UK studio Dave Cox was asked what Nintendo series he’d like to work on in the future. He expressed high interest in the Zelda franchise, and even stated that if Iwata is interested, he’d be more than happy to join forces with Nintendo.
Hit the jump to read what he has to say!
I’m a massive fan of Zelda, so would I like to work on a Zelda-game…I’d love to work on a Zelda-game, that’d be amazing. How would I change it? I don’t really know. I mean, I think I would make it more like Ocarina of Time, because that’s the kind of Zelda-game I really, really like. You know, the wonder of exploring that whole world that felt like a cohesive whole…it all felt like it belonged together. So I think that would be something I’d love to do.
That’s quite a difficult question to answer, but if Iwata-san is listening: I’d love to work on Zelda.
Cox is currently finishing up development on upcoming 3DS title, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. The console predecessor Lords of Shadow scored many decent review scores, despite causing a mixed reaction amongst some long-term fans of the Castlevania franchise. Although I have no experience with the game, it’s a sign that Cox is capable of creating a quality product and that it’s possible that he is up to the task of helping develop a Zelda game.
This scenario may seem pretty unlikely in reality. However, with Capcom co-developing the excellent Minish Cap and the Oracle games, Nintendo have gained external support for the Zelda series in the past. Nintendo are also establishing some great new relationships, choosing to publish Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive.
Would you like to see this happen, or perhaps see a different developer take on a new Zelda game?