Zelda Producer Wanted More Crossbow Training, "More, Better FPS" From Nintendo

Eiji Aonuma, master of all things Zelda at Nintendo, was a big fan of Link's Crossbow Training. So big, in fact, he wanted to make a sequel to the Wii Zapper launch title.

"To tell you the truth, I actually wanted to create Link's Crossbow Training 2," he told gamesTM in an interview. "I thought that we should do something more and better in the field of the first person shooter, based on our experience of the first game".

The "more" he wanted was an expanded multiplayer mode, but Nintendo would have none of it. "The fact of the matter is that a lot of people inside Nintendo insisted that I should work on a new Legend Of Zelda title rather than working on more Crossbow Training".

Hey, Aonuma. Back to work.

Anouma Wants Crossbow Sequel [gamesTM, via NowGamer]


    Aonuma owned

    ...Wait, what?

    1. Why not just incorporate it into the next Zelda title?

    2. Why would anyone want another "Link's Crossbow Training"?

    I agree with his sentiment somewhat - the Wii has a great interface for FPS when it's done well, and it's sorely underused in my opinion. However, I don't think it's the Zelda team's job to get the Wii FPS ball rolling; rather obviously, it's their job to keep making Zelda games, because otherwise the only good Wii games will have Mario in them...

    I'd prefer a new Zelda Wii, since it's been three years since Twilight Princess and it was a must-buy for me. I would love a continuation of the Wind Waker storyline, or the Majora's Mask storyline split. Either of those would be spectacular, if they gave it the time and effort they put into TP.

    Link's Crossbow Training was fun, but was short and limited. I don't know if I like the idea of a sequel, but maybe they could add a mini-game to Zelda Wii that would be similar to Link's Crossbow Training. After seeing Metroid Prime Trilogy I'm confident that they can fit a Zelda game AND a Link's Crossbow Training length shooter on to a Wii disc. I hope they do elaborate on it, would be fun.

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