By Hick
January 5, 2018

 
Industry insider Marcus Sellars and others have taken to Twitter recently claiming that a new Zelda game for the 3DS will be coming out in 2018. Sellars tweeted,

“Regarding the 3DS inspired a Link’s Awakening game coming out this year. The team behind it is Grezzo who have handled many Zelda games for 3DS. A prime example is the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.”

Discussing the rumor with Video Game Culture Headquarters, Marcus Sellars also added,

“It’ll come out within the first 6 months of this year. The team behind it is very experienced at handling remasters and Zelda titles. They have worked on Majora’s Mask 3DS, A Link Between Worlds, and many others.“

Another industry insider named Nate also tweeted about the new game,

“A new 3DS Zelda Game is coming.An enhanced remake of Links Awakening but more opening like BoTW.was suppose to come this year but we delayed for gameplay changes.We will see a reveal soon”

Lastly, there was a leak from a user on Reddit. These are the details they gave.

  • The game was suppose to come out this year, but due to the focus on BoTW and the DLC it was delayed to next year to change the gameplay to a more ‘open’ approach.
  • The game is being developed by Grezzo, the guys behind A Link Between Worlds and Tri-force Heroes.(They release a zelda game every 2nd year)
  • It will be inspired heavily by Link’s Awakening, Many will consider it a remake but it will also be inspired by BoTW and past games.
  • There will be a N2DS bundle.
  • Release is around Q2. Possibly early Q3.
  • The game will be revealed very soon.

This does come as a little surprising to me. Even though Nintendo said they weren’t going to let the 3DS die, I thought they would. While I wouldn’t mind seeing a new Zelda game on the 3DS (I actually use the 3D slider and love the 3D effect), I would prefer a new game on the Nintendo Switch as it has a larger screen. I also wonder what inspiration it will take from Link’s Awakening. Will it strictly be a remake? Will it just take some ideas here and there? I don’t believe we will get a sequel to Link’s Awakening.

Do keep in mind that this is just a rumor. Nothing has been officially confirmed yet.

What are your thoughts on this rumor? Do you hope a new Zelda game comes out on the 3DS, or would you also prefer it on the Switch? Let us know down in the comments!