You Might Need Your 3DS If There's Ever A Legend Of Zelda Movie

You Might Need Your 3DS If There's Ever A Legend of Zelda Movie

We all remember the disastrous Super Mario Bros. movie. It's pretty much the entire reason that Nintendo generally doesn't put its properties in other media. But, Eiji Aonuma — the guy in charge of all things Zelda — says that if there ever were a film based on the Hero of Hyrule, it couldn't be just another passive, sit-down-and-watch-it movie. It would have to be something more. It'd have to be playable.

When I spoke to Aonuma this past week, he told me that that ideas for a Zelda film adaptation have been batted around. "This is something that me and Mr Miyamoto talked about," he began. "If we were to make a Zelda title, if we had interest in doing that, I think really what would be most important to us is to be able to play with the format of a movie, make it more interactive, like you're able to take your 3DS into the theatre and that leads you into participating in it somehow. We wouldn't want to make it the same as any other movie. We want to somehow change what a movie is."

Disney tried something similar recently and there's no definitive verdict on how the House of Mouse's attempts have gone. Still, you have to think that Nintendo — the company that's helped birth and re-invent digital games as we know them — would come up with something pretty cool and intriguing. Remember, Hollywood, just let Mr Miyamoto have final cut. It'll be better that way.

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    The screen lights from mobile phones are distracting enough in theatres. Imagine what 200 3DS screens would do to the viewing experience.

      I was thinking the same thing, but I think there would be less looking at the screen than there would be looking at your 3DS.

    That reminds me. How's Defiance working out?

    It's an interesting idea, but it's incredibly tricky to meaningfully work in 100 or more games in a way that makes everyone feel involved and not have any one person responsible for ruining everyone else's experience.

    hey Nintendo, there was a Barbie movie like that. Buy a doll and you can play an interactive game. It didn't bode well.

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