Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Enter Grezzo

So far we believed that Nintendo EAD3 was working on the Ocarina of Time remake for the Nintendo 3DS. And while Aonuma and Miyamoto definitely supervised the project, the work was done by another company called Grezzo. At least according to this sheet from Nintendo of Australia:

Okay, so that's why the game looks so good. And it's no big deal either, since Nintendo has outsourced Zelda games before, like the four Zelda games created by Capcom's studio Flagship. Or the Tingle spinoff games made by Vanpool. Of course you can't compare the infamous Ocarina of Time to the Tingle games. But you can't do much wrong with a faithful remake and placing such a remake in the hands of a small but motivated studio is actually a clever choice. It's not only that Nintendo saves their own resources, so they can focus on Skyward Sword, it's the perfect opportunity for the studio to get a name. And they won't do anything to hurt this classic or disappoint the fan base. I wasn't kidding when I said, this might be the reason why the remake looks so promising, in fact things like the added Master Quest or the potential new content might be the result of a small and young studio putting all their energy into this project. So, enter Grezzo.

Well, Grezzo is a relatively new studio, so you probably haven't heard of them before. They only released one WiiWare game called Line Attack Heroes in Japan. But their CEO, Koichi Ishii, was responsible for some of the Mana games in his career, games which are quite close to Zelda. In fact I replayed/reviewed one of the Mana games here on my blog, Mystic Quest.

And if this remake turns out to be good and successful, I already know, what Grezzo's next game will be. Majora's Mask 3D is waiting.

Source: Siliconera (via Zelda Informer)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Majora's Mask >>> Any Zelda game.