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E3 2010: Zelda and Star Fox 3D remakes will have new ideas - Miyamoto

They could be easier to play too...

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time and Star Fox 64 3DS remakes will feature new ideas, according to Shigeru Miyamoto.

Speaking to ONM after Nintendo's stunning 3D conference, Miyamoto said the games won't just be ports with 3D effects.

"Of course if all we were going to do was to port them over to 3DS we'd have a load of old games with 3D visuals. So we're talking to the teams and coming up with ways of adding new ideas to the games."

He also went on to say that the old games could be easier to play in 3D. "When you're playing a game in a full rendered world it can be very difficult to judge the distance. With jumping up at question blocks in a Mario game, for example, 3D makes the game easier to play, while we are also coming up with new ideas too.

"The other thing that's very important is that because it's the same system for everybody, developers don't have to worry about who has which TV and things like that."

How would you change Ocarina Of Time or Star Fox 64? Let us know by commenting below...

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  1. Laughlyn Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 09:31

    I must say am a little worried about all the N64, gamecube and PS2 ports being announced for the 3DS. The wii had a similar issue if we remember when it was first released of game companies hurridly porting (usually very badly) old ps2 games with tacked on motion controls.
    Obviously i'm really looking forward to the Nintendo remakes and new gamnes because they take time and care in proiducing them, but its the third party producers am worried about that could give the 3DS an even more 'cheap gimmick' tag that the wii got by rushing out average PS2 games with 3d graphics just for the sake of it, why metal gear solid 3? cos from what i heard the 'middle' games were no where as good as the first and second game so why not remake the twin snakes from GC onto 3ds instead.
    i'm just wondering if companies are trying to cash in the popularity of the system to flog some of their poorer games

  2. sciqueen Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 09:50

    I hope it's not going to be like the port of Mario 64, the launch game for the DS. Yes, it was great to play as Yoshi etc but it was still an old game we had played before, so it was pathetic to have an N64 launch game being used for another console launch game.

    If OoT must be remade I want to see LOADS of new content: Hyrule actually acknowledging you defeated Ganondorf so they say and do different things; more sidequests; a bigger Hyrule and new sections etc

  3. SuperMarioFan886 Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 10:07

    Lylat Wars was my 3rd favourite game of all time. 3D is going to be awesome, judging by how the original game worked. I don't think there should be any difference, but some extra levels and a choice between whether you decide to use the Landmaster or not would be pretty cool.

  4. berpolychrome Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 10:34

    Please, just don't change it Nintendo... thanks...

  5. Paperwaluigi Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 10:35

    Improvements for Lylat Wars:

    -New Levels
    -Save Feature
    -Multiplayer mode (Should preferably have a choice of characters including ones from later games i.e. Panther and Krystal, as otherwise they probably wont be in it) with Wi-Fi
    -Adjustable difficulty - A hard mode would make it more fun to replay
    -Wi-Fi score tables
    -Co-op Local gameplay

    Improvements for OoT:

    -More sidequests/minigames
    -Boss replays
    -Dungeon hints! My word, yes please.
    -Multiplayer mode

  6. BLuFAlc0n Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 11:19

    OoT: It's a perfect game
    ....well, probably improve graphics and sound quality, and outperform the Master Quest version.
    Make Hyrule Field more interactive, and use real-time day and night, like Animal Crossing (so if we want the Fire Arrows, looks like we have to wake up in the morning, lol).
    DLC's in OoT would be cool, and make the dungeons longer, and connectivity to other 3DS to play Adventure Multi-Player :), and place some motion elements, since the 3DS has an accelorometer in it! For mini-games and secrets for example, as Zelda games are ALWAYS full of secrets.

    DLC's could be background changes, seasons, enemies, items and dungeons. Like you could have DLC items, and Skulltua bonuses...

    Since the Rumble Pak wouldn't be there, I think that's the only issue, but keep the Storyline the same.
    As for the Ocarina, I think it would be Super Special Awesome if we'll use the 3DS Mic to blow on the Mic, while using the Buttons to hold and feels like you're actually playing the Ocarina. Oh and know the Camera Item... well we could use the actual camera in the 3DS to create a 3D Image and imply it in the game, to make some interactions.

    I think with those ideas, OoT would be a God-League game.

    For Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64), 3D alone would be slick, I think Multi-Player Story Mode, and Voice chat would be cool. In the Arwing, instead of having Fox's name, it could be the actual person on the image and chat on some voice dialogues, instead of Slippy kept annoying us, asking for help.

    Online Multi-Player + Offline, connect up to 8 or more 3DS, and we could play on the saame levels (especially the level where a lot of spaceships arrived), and the Multi-Player could be versus and/or story mode. Use motion controlling for moving the Arwing, so the D-Pad would have more function such as opening a Party Chat, and Emergency buttons if they need help (like warning signals), if they need repairing for example, or passing bombs to each other if one has run out.

    ...and make more planets :)

    ...how about those for Ideas?
    Apart from being 3D with an obvious improved graphics and sound quality (making them clearer coz sound in these games are Legendary (especially Ocarina of Time, nothing could top that. I think they could use these as ideas to improve the game, and it could really revolutionise the 3DS.

  7. BLuFAlc0n Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 11:34

    .....why metal gear solid 3? cos from what i heard the 'middle' games were no where as good as the first and second game so why not remake the twin snakes from GC onto 3ds instead.
    i'm just wondering if companies are trying to cash in the popularity of the system to flog some of their poorer games

    ...sorry mate, but MGS3 is WAY Better than MGS2 and MGS1! In fact, not counting MGS4, MGS3 is the BEST Metal Gear ever (MGS4 is a lot better, but it's way too big in the 3DS). Coz Kojima-San said that MGS4 would be the final game he would make which features Solid Snake, I doubt he'll make the remakes of MGS1 and 2. Big Boss would murder Raiden anytime! Raiden is cool, but Snake is equivalent to Chuck Norris, when it comes to games!

    I got all the Metal Gear Solid games (1,2,3,4,PO and getting PW), and 3 is definitely the one who gave the best hook in story line, and effects, with awesome song and quite a dramatic game. It's bigger and way better than MGS1 and MGS2.

    (Sorry I made a big deal about this, but when it comes to Hideo Kojima creating a game, it's bound for Greatness if he's directing it). I also think, he chose MGS3 to catch to the pun of "Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater"... get it? LOL

    ...I know what you mean, but with the 3DS, developers could really take advantage of the 3D Effect, so they'll use that. Wii is on gameplay, but the 3DS focuses more on Graphics, that why graphics won't be tacked-on. It's like saying when the 360 came out, developers would jut release SvR 07 with the exact same graphics as PS2. As we all know, the 3DS Graphics surpasses the Gamecube (which means the 3DS Graphics are BETTER than Xbox, PSP and PS2, and probably the same as the Wii's Graphics), and with the 3D Capabilities, it's on par with the PS3/360 on Graphics.... going to the bottom line that the 3DS is WAY BETTER than the Wii! Basically, the 3DS is the Wii turned into a handheld w/ 3D Effects and improved Online... like how awesome is that.

  8. Boy Wonder Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 11:42

    I must say am a little worried about all the N64, gamecube and PS2 ports being announced for the 3DS. The wii had a similar issue if we remember when it was first released of game companies hurridly porting (usually very badly) old ps2 games with tacked on motion controls.


    maybe so, but Nintendo aren't the sort of company to do a slapdash job; they'll take the time to improve things and do the game justice. Not only that, so far they've only chosen top quality games (starfox, zelda, mgs) to revamp. i wouldn't worry too much

  9. Legendary Hero Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 11:43

    Well I'm not really sure what technologically are the limits of the 3DS so I don't know how many of my ideas would be possible but if I could improve Ocarina Of Time I'd:

    Put more enemies onto Hyrule Field
    Make the Lost Woods look more like a wood
    Perhaps add a new area
    Horseback fighting
    Boss replays

    Perhaps some of these questions will be answered:
    Why is there a gerudo and a cow stranded at the bottom of the Gerudo Valley?
    How did Malon get the cow into Link's House?
    What happened to Lord Jabu-Jabu?

  10. Light Yagami Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 11:51

    I hope it's not going to be like the port of Mario 64, the launch game for the DS. Yes, it was great to play as Yoshi etc but it was still an old game we had played before, so it was pathetic to have an N64 launch game being used for another console launch game.

    If OoT must be remade I want to see LOADS of new content: Hyrule actually acknowledging you defeated Ganondorf so they say and do different things; more sidequests; a bigger Hyrule and new sections etc

    This would actually conflict with the storyline though.
    For anyone who has yet to play it.. *SPOILERS* but I think just about everyone has.

    When you beat Ganon in the original, Zelda plays the Ocarina of Time to send you back to your days as a child. Link and Zelda then tell the King of Hyrule about the events and Link leaves them to deal with it. It is then when he departs with Epona and the Ocarina of Time for Termina (Where Majora's Mask takes place)

    I don't want any storyline changes, or temple changes at all. It is what has made it the greatest game of all time.
    If there is going to be any changes, I would only like to see maybe a few more side-quests and things to collect.
    Perhaps at a push, some sort of multi-player element to it. But this would have to be thought about seriously, so as not to ruin it in anyway.

    All I'm saying Nintendo, is please be careful.

  11. neongiratina Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 13:56

    The Boots in the dungeon, The Dodongo dungeon easier to get around, Bombs to give you more time yet more tension.

  12. sciqueen Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 14:05

    I hope it's not going to be like the port of Mario 64, the launch game for the DS. Yes, it was great to play as Yoshi etc but it was still an old game we had played before, so it was pathetic to have an N64 launch game being used for another console launch game.

    If OoT must be remade I want to see LOADS of new content: Hyrule actually acknowledging you defeated Ganondorf so they say and do different things; more sidequests; a bigger Hyrule and new sections etc

    This would actually conflict with the storyline though.
    For anyone who has yet to play it.. *SPOILERS* but I think just about everyone has.

    When you beat Ganon in the original, Zelda plays the Ocarina of Time to send you back to your days as a child. Link and Zelda then tell the King of Hyrule about the events and Link leaves them to deal with it. It is then when he departs with Epona and the Ocarina of Time for Termina (Where Majora's Mask takes place)

    I don't want any storyline changes, or temple changes at all. It is what has made it the greatest game of all time.
    If there is going to be any changes, I would only like to see maybe a few more side-quests and things to collect.
    Perhaps at a push, some sort of multi-player element to it. But this would have to be thought about seriously, so as not to ruin it in anyway.

    All I'm saying Nintendo, is please be careful.

    But if you're not going to change anything then you may as well play the original game. There's no point buying a game like Zelda were you already know the story and the dungeons inside out.

    I'd like to see more of what Majora's Mask did, ie people actually noticing if you have already spoken to them, you were wearing a different mask etc. I don't think the ending would be a problem because I'm sure it says at the start of MM that Link left Hyrule a few months after he defeated Ganon lol. I'm just fed up of ingame characters saying that they want Ganondorf gone when you've spent hours to complete the game and do just that lol.

  13. capmanchris Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 15:08

    the best change would be to add say more levels and dungeons or items (weapons and armor from twilight princess or even windwaker) to Loz ooc, also if i was in nintendo's shoes put in some Easter eggs or teasers to skyward sword or say have a clip of ganon returning to wreck havoc in the new zelda.(It would be great if the two games linked like ooc did with majoras mask as one follows link as a child and the other could follow link as and adult.)

    and for lylat wars, 3d alone would definitely justify the price but multiplayer would make the game pure gold (and also put a statement to other companies to the 3ds' multilayer capabilities.) Also if they put in some item system like a garage in the great fox where you can kit out your ship with boosters armor and weapons.

    Personally i CANNOT wait for the 3ds and will try my absolute hardest to get one (before they sell out of course) on release

  14. Laughlyn Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 15:18

    .....why metal gear solid 3? cos from what i heard the 'middle' games were no where as good as the first and second game so why not remake the twin snakes from GC onto 3ds instead.
    i'm just wondering if companies are trying to cash in the popularity of the system to flog some of their poorer games

    ...sorry mate, but MGS3 is WAY Better than MGS2 and MGS1! In fact, not counting MGS4, MGS3 is the BEST Metal Gear ever (MGS4 is a lot better, but it's way too big in the 3DS). Coz Kojima-San said that MGS4 would be the final game he would make which features Solid Snake, I doubt he'll make the remakes of MGS1 and 2. Big Boss would murder Raiden anytime! Raiden is cool, but Snake is equivalent to Chuck Norris, when it comes to games!

    I got all the Metal Gear Solid games (1,2,3,4,PO and getting PW), and 3 is definitely the one who gave the best hook in story line, and effects, with awesome song and quite a dramatic game. It's bigger and way better than MGS1 and MGS2.

    (Sorry I made a big deal about this, but when it comes to Hideo Kojima creating a game, it's bound for Greatness if he's directing it). I also think, he chose MGS3 to catch to the pun of "Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater"... get it? LOL

    ...I know what you mean, but with the 3DS, developers could really take advantage of the 3D Effect, so they'll use that. Wii is on gameplay, but the 3DS focuses more on Graphics, that why graphics won't be tacked-on. It's like saying when the 360 came out, developers would jut release SvR 07 with the exact same graphics as PS2. As we all know, the 3DS Graphics surpasses the Gamecube (which means the 3DS Graphics are BETTER than Xbox, PSP and PS2, and probably the same as the Wii's Graphics), and with the 3D Capabilities, it's on par with the PS3/360 on Graphics.... going to the bottom line that the 3DS is WAY BETTER than the Wii! Basically, the 3DS is the Wii turned into a handheld w/ 3D Effects and improved Online... like how awesome is that.


    I stand corrected then :D i only played twin snakes on the GC (hwich i still have thankfully) and i'd just heard from others teh ps2 ones wer't the best, i may have been mistaken tho so if its as good as you say then i'll be happy to give it a go on teh 3DS :D


    I must say am a little worried about all the N64, gamecube and PS2 ports being announced for the 3DS. The wii had a similar issue if we remember when it was first released of game companies hurridly porting (usually very badly) old ps2 games with tacked on motion controls.


    maybe so, but Nintendo aren't the sort of company to do a slapdash job; they'll take the time to improve things and do the game justice. Not only that, so far they've only chosen top quality games (starfox, zelda, mgs) to revamp. i wouldn't worry too much


    you may notice bit further down i did mention that the first party remakes shud be top quality as the problem is in the 3rd party developers/publishers who wanna tack on 3d effects and cash in quickly. Like it or not the wii is still stuck with the gimmicky kiddie console and its because of third party shovel ware thats been released, its essentialy become the new ps2, thousands of games but only 2% actually worth buying.
    if they not carefull the 3DS is gonna end up same way with the market flooded with cheap gimmicky games with 3d chucked in because it can be.
    Thankfully the ds has managed to battle its way through the Imagine series of games and my super cute puppy parlor games and come out as a fanatstic handheld with some stand out games, i just hope the 3DS can do the same and that the 'real' games can push their way to the top of the pile and teh 3ds becomes as popular, if not more so, than the past DS systems

  15. yellowhead Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 16:54

    Lylat Wars is one of the greatest games ever made and while there is nothing really wrong with it, they can develop it to make it better. A few more levels, a bit more diversity in the bosses other then shoot weak-point (another level like the train one would be amazing), updated sound quality (but if you get rid of the Area 6 music, i will track you down and beat you do death the the 3DS), less Slippy saving a save function, especially if the length is increased.

  16. evanid Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 17:08

    I don't want the game to be repetive like it was before. Don't get me wrong it was great but half way through the game you just knew what was coming next.

    Example, you go in dungeon complete puzzle get a key, complet another puzzle get another key you do this another couple of times. Then you fight a mini boss or alot of enemies, then get a weapon or tool that will later help you get to the boss and will be used to kill the boss.

    And your doing this dungeon after dungeon temple after temple.

    I feel that Twilight princess took a slight turn from this typical gameplay and i hope this remake will as well.

    Add a bit more "shock" value. But the visuals im sure will look great.

  17. Dalek222 Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 17:16

    By adding an extra chamber in the game through which termina and Majoras mask could be accsessed

  18. IPecksU Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 18:16

    this - but multiplayer, one player is link and the other is fox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcHEnJ8V230

    wifi for starfox. Custom lylat ships and more levels, and maybe play as fox's dad before the events in game :D

    for zelda, it could work the four sword adventures co-op, it could also have sword duels and horse racing and exploration :D.

    play as zelda or something while link is time travelling, make the story a bit deeper and give it more lasting appeal.

  19. zapper01 Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 18:42

    Zelda should have online minigames including horse racing, sword duels and the like.
    On second thought, one-on-one sword duels would be a brilliant idea for skyward sword. Make it happen nintendo

  20. sciqueen Thursday 17th Jun 2010 at 20:46

    this - but multiplayer, one player is link and the other is fox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcHEnJ8V230

    wifi for starfox. Custom lylat ships and more levels, and maybe play as fox's dad before the events in game :D

    for zelda, it could work the four sword adventures co-op, it could also have sword duels and horse racing and exploration :D.

    play as zelda or something while link is time travelling, make the story a bit deeper and give it more lasting appeal.


    Ooh, that's a good idea! I think we've all wondered what exactly Zelda does while Link is protected by the Master Sword. Like, where does she hide? :/

  21. Light Yagami Friday 18th Jun 2010 at 10:00

    I hope it's not going to be like the port of Mario 64, the launch game for the DS. Yes, it was great to play as Yoshi etc but it was still an old game we had played before, so it was pathetic to have an N64 launch game being used for another console launch game.

    If OoT must be remade I want to see LOADS of new content: Hyrule actually acknowledging you defeated Ganondorf so they say and do different things; more sidequests; a bigger Hyrule and new sections etc

    This would actually conflict with the storyline though.
    For anyone who has yet to play it.. *SPOILERS* but I think just about everyone has.

    When you beat Ganon in the original, Zelda plays the Ocarina of Time to send you back to your days as a child. Link and Zelda then tell the King of Hyrule about the events and Link leaves them to deal with it. It is then when he departs with Epona and the Ocarina of Time for Termina (Where Majora's Mask takes place)

    I don't want any storyline changes, or temple changes at all. It is what has made it the greatest game of all time.
    If there is going to be any changes, I would only like to see maybe a few more side-quests and things to collect.
    Perhaps at a push, some sort of multi-player element to it. But this would have to be thought about seriously, so as not to ruin it in anyway.

    All I'm saying Nintendo, is please be careful.

    But if you're not going to change anything then you may as well play the original game. There's no point buying a game like Zelda were you already know the story and the dungeons inside out.

    I'd like to see more of what Majora's Mask did, ie people actually noticing if you have already spoken to them, you were wearing a different mask etc. I don't think the ending would be a problem because I'm sure it says at the start of MM that Link left Hyrule a few months after he defeated Ganon lol. I'm just fed up of ingame characters saying that they want Ganondorf gone when you've spent hours to complete the game and do just that lol.

    The last part is due to when you load your game back up after defeating Ganondorf, you're back in Ganon's tower where Ganondorf is patiently waiting at his organ at the top. There is no "post-game" so to speak.

    Also, while I agree that we might as well just play the original if there is no changes, isn't the change to full 3D with better visuals already a huge step-forward? I'm not saying keep it exactly the same, just be careful with a game that is widely considered the greatest of all time. Please bare in mind that this is just a re-make, so we don't want too many changes. I stand by my original suggestions :)

  22. Wolvinof Friday 18th Jun 2010 at 13:40

    Well, for OoT:
    - Add a targeting recticle to the first-person-view weapons (Bow, slingshot, etc.), so it's easier to actually aim at something.
    - Make the hookshot able to attach to and pull you towards anything, like it was supposed to, and increase it's range.
    - Make Navi less annoying and more useful, instead of just spouting the same thing all throughout each respective quest.
    - Make the secret Arwing enemy from the original's coding an actual sidequest which you can do again and again, and make it tougher so it counts as a miniboss.
    - Add more combat while riding Epona other than just using the bow.
    - Add a multiplayer mode similar to Four Swords, only with a choice of other characters such as a Zora or Goron, and with a slightly increased difficulty(more enemies, decreased attack strength and the like) to compensate for the extra blades.
    (Not going to mention the Water Temple and weighted boots, because they're already being fixed)

    As for Starfox 64:
    - Add full off-and-online multiplayer, with an on-foot mode similar to Assault's gameplay, and with characters from the later games to increase the selection, like Krystal, Panther and possibly even the girls from the cancelled Starfox 2.
    - Give the character portraits in the transmissions facial expressions based on their message, as was also intended for Starfox 2.
    - Keep Wolf's original design, with the eyepatch and trench coat, and his British accent too.
    - Teach Slippy how to dogfight. ...Actually, teach him how to fly in general.
    - Keep Peppy's "DO A BARREL ROLL!" message.
    - Add a prequel mission based around James's apparent death.
    - Add new optional planets and missions in general.

    ...And that's all I can think of at the moment. :)

  23. layton lover Friday 18th Jun 2010 at 14:55

    Some new elements, snd more impressive dungeons are a must for the new Oot as the old dungeons were ugly and frustrating and blown out of the water by Wind waker.

  24. olimuckm Sunday 20th Jun 2010 at 20:10

    I havn't played either games so am not bothered wether they add new features or not. But it think they should for people who have already played the games. :)

  25. Originalhassle Wednesday 4th Aug 2010 at 12:10

    Improvements for Lylat Wars:

    -New Levels
    -Save Feature
    -Multiplayer mode (Should preferably have a choice of characters including ones from later games i.e. Panther and Krystal, as otherwise they probably wont be in it) with Wi-Fi
    -Adjustable difficulty - A hard mode would make it more fun to replay
    -Wi-Fi score tables
    -Co-op Local gameplay

    I agree with most of these but there was already a harder difficulty called expert you just had to go in a certain order to unlock it. So maybe a harder difficulty when you start.

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