Possibility that 3DS Zelda Team Working on New Nintendo Switch Title

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We all know about A Link Between Worlds seeing as it released several years ago. Well, the handheld and console divisions were supposedly combined since that time. Game Informer asked Eiji Aonuma about this and he said "don't necessarily want" to combine the Zelda dev teams because they have "different approaches to game development." He more so wants them to think independently about what they could bring to the Nintendo Switch.

The dev pace is not really dependent on how many people are on a team, so combining them would not necessarily expedite the development pace. The 3DS team and the Wii U team have different approaches to game development, so I don’t necessarily want to combine them and have them think together, but rather have each think about what they can bring to Nintendo Switch from their own perspective.

The handheld development team will not be phased out because of Nintendo Switch. Switch will allow the users to bring their home console on the go, but this doesn't mean handheld game development like Nintendo 3DS will be discontinued.

Game Informer asked rather the 3DS Zelda team was working on a Nintendo Switch game. Aonuma said, "Yes, there is definitely a possibility." So that is good news for people who like the handheld games. Eiji Aonuma also went on to say:

There are definitely good things about the 2D world and the playstyles of the 2D world. There are a lot of fans who enjoy that style. This Nintendo Switch style, which is the evolved style of gameplay is not necessarily… I want you to think of it more as an evolved style of 2D style. For the 3DS team, I am trying to make them think in a more evolved 2D-style approach.

Oh, really good news for fans of the handheld games now! A new 2D Zelda title could potentially be coming to the Nintendo Switch and we bet it will be multiplayer as Nintendo said it likely would be. We will keep you updated on any new information concerning this!

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