Shigeru Miyamoto, who has apparently eluded his handlers, is dropping information left and right about Nintendo’s new console and other enticing issues. After pretty much confirming “Café” yesterday and talking about Super Mario 3DS, he has now mentioned that the lack of big games from Nintendo lately is due to their focus on finalizing the 3DS and developing the new console.
“We spent a lot of time developing 3DS, for games for the future,” said Miyamoto to Edge today, “so from now on I think we’ll focus more on gaming and we are releasing lots of games this year.”
He also stressed the upcoming 3DS eShop and the ability to provide remakes of much-loved games. And which has he got on his mind? “I think A Link To The Past. Do you remember Xevious? It’s two-layered and I really wanted to create that at the time. So to see Link To The Past in two layers would be quite attractive for me.”
Attractive for you, me, and everybody I know, buddy. If they redo it right (a la Ocarina, which seems to be getting a loving repolish), LttP (one of my favorite games) could really shine on the 3DS.
Miyamoto also, in another set of comments, mentioned HD and perhaps even 3D for the next console. It’s a translation, though, so take it with a grain of salt.