Zelda 25th Anniversary Belongs On 3DS
Nintendo should celebrate franchise birthday on newest system.
This year marks The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary, and apparently, Nintendo has something special in store for fans.
Unfortunately, the publisher refuses to talk.
For all we know, it's a new entry in the Zelda franchise, or perhaps a compilation of previously released games, similar to Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition on Wii.
Regardless, it belongs on 3DS.
The Wii already has The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the way, so there's no point in releasing another Zelda title for a system that's on its way out.
3DS, meanwhile, is in desperate need of a sales boost after a disappointing launch. Putting more Zelda on 3DS would give the system another must have purchase in its growing library of games.
It would also serve as a potentially ideal compliment to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, slated to arrive June 14.
What games would it include? Both NES Zeldas, Link's Awakening on Game Boy, Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons for Game Boy Color, A Link to the Past and Minish Cap on GBA, perhaps a 3DS port of The Wind Waker. Bottom line, Nintendo has plenty of games to choose from.
Granted, there would be some overlap. Nintendo plans to release individual Zelda games on the upcoming eShop, but if this comes to Wii, the same would hold true with Virtual Console.
Clearly, the 3DS needs a stellar lineup of games to combat Apple's iPhone and Sony's NGP. A Zelda 25th anniversary celebration could help keep the system in the spotlight.