Hey guys, (Merry Christmas by the way)
The first Zelda to grace the 3DS was OOT:3D. It was a port of Ocarina of Time for the 3DS with improved graphics and 3D display. It took a load of work to emulate the N64 sounds on the 3DS since they use different sound drivers and hardware. The graphics were revamped to look closer to a gamecube game and even Link's movement was improved to look more fluid.
Well, of course we're all anticipating a port of Majora's Mask for the 3DS, but I want to speculate on a fully original Zelda title for the 3DS.
I strongly believe that the next new Zelda for the 3DS will be either a sequel to Ocarina of Time, or a game that looks and feels like Ocarina of Time but a whole new story. It will have grahpics and sound from OoT:3D, and will be co-developed by Nintendo and Grezzo.
What we know is this:
- Nintendo liked Grezzo's work
- Ocarina of Time 3D sold really well
- Aonuma said he wanted the next Zelda not to be a remake
- Iwata publicly asked Aonuma to cut down dev time of the next console Zelda to 3 years (--> 2014 or later)