In an interview with Game Informer, the producer of The Legend of Zelda saga, Eiji Aonuma, released a possibility of considerable interest regarding Nintendo Switch. More in detail, he spoke about how truthful it could be to see a game franchise on the new console with a two-dimensional variant, dubitative to which he gave answers that leave important considerations for the future.
In the first instance, it was asked if Nintendo had considered combining the studios behind the Zelda 3DS and Breath of the Wild to make the development of this one was more enjoyable, to which he argued: “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.”
On the other hand, he continued: “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.”
In the last place, and entered in matter, he answered the following in the doubt if we would see Zelda teams of 3DS working for the new device: “Yes, there is definitely a possibility. 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.”
Since 2015 with The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, we have not received any more adventures for portable games. For this reason, thinking of a hypothetical game of this strain after the release of Breath of the Wild is feasible.