‘Retro Studios qualified to make Zelda game’, says Miyamoto

Monday, 29 October 2012 09:49 GMT By Dave Cook

The Legend of Zelda franchise could theoretically be entrusted to Metroid Prime developer Retro Studios, Shigeru Miyamoto has stated. The Nintendo exec has discussed the value of the studio and its compatibility with the Zelda brand.

ONM reports – by way of GAF – that following his reception of a Príncipe de Asturias award in Communication and Humanities last week, Miyamato was quizzed about Retro Studios’ chances of handling the Zelda franchise.

Miyamoto theorised, “The possibility of Retro Studios making a new Zelda with a good proposal isn’t a farfetched idea at all and could be possible”, while adding that such a partnership would prove to be a logistical challenge, due to Nintendo holding the code base for Zelda in Japan, while Retro is based in Austin, Texas.

“Even if Retro Studios is qualified,” Miyamoto continued, “Nintendo would have to be in very close contact with the company that were to create this Zelda and, being outside Japan, the distance and the timezone differences would make the communication more difficult.”

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