Nintendo Teases 3DS Owners With Thoughts Of New Zelda

Check out what Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma, best known for directing and producing multiple Zelda games, just sent 3DS owners via Swapnote, the system's text and picture messaging application.

"Hello, this is Aonuma, Nintendo's Legend of Zelda producer," he says in the note. "Did you enjoy The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D? Thanks to everyone, the Legend of Zelda series had a very happy 25th anniversary. I hope you're looking forward to new Legend of Zelda games."

Nintendo has not yet officially announced any new Legend of Zelda games for 3DS, but it's reasonable to assume that at least one is planned for the near future. Zelda is one of the publisher's strongest franchises, one that has made multiple appearances on every Nintendo system thus far.

Aonuma has also expressed interest in bringing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask to 3DS.

To access Aonuma's note for yourself, just open up your 3DS and download the Swapnote app, if you don't have it already. Activate SpotPass and you should receive the letter, which is decorated with adorable little images of The Legend of Zelda's 8-bit sprites.

We've reached out to Nintendo for comment and will update if we hear anything official. For now, we'll just have to settle with a tease.

Thanks Kevin!



    I hope he means "New" in italics not new as in more of the same on another device.

    Why does new have a capital?

      Because the majority of the people of new live or work there.

        What you did there, I see it.

    As long as they don't force players to use the stylus and the microphone on the 3DS, then I'm in.

    "I hope you’re looking forward to new Legend of Zelda games.”
    Sure will if you take everything you thought was good into Skyward Sword and throw it out the door before you even type 'The Legend of Zelda' on the Design Document.

    Not sure if want Majora's Mask 3D, or new entry...

      are you kidding? both!!!

    So do we not have swapnote in Australia, I can't find it on the store.

      Think its called Nintendo Letter Box

    Hmm, "New" with a capital N?
    Maybe he means "New Legend of Zelda" games... just like New Super Mario Bros.?
    It makes sense they'd do another top-down style Zelda for the 3DS, especially since Miyamoto once expressed how much he'd like to do a Link to the Past style game in 3D, and even said he'd like to remake that game...
    The "Old" Legend of Zelda characters at the bottom further support this theory!! :D

    I want Wind Waker - or maybe Link's Awakening done in the style of Wind Waker

    I remember reading in Game Informer that in the next 3DS Zelda Game - 3D will mean something

    I think 'Majora's Mask 3DS remake' was an idea they were toying with doing *after* the new 3DS-targeted Zelda game is finished/released.

    I'm still not sure which I'd like to see first. It pretty much depends on how similiar the new one is to Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks... (i.e. here's hoping it's not :-P)

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