With Super Mario Maker approaching its September release on Wii U, the idea of creating a future “Zelda Maker” is one Nintendo says might pose a challenge.
Super Mario Maker puts players in the director’s chair, allowing them to create — using the Wii U GamePad — and play their own custom levels based on past titles in the Super Mario Bros. series. This unique idea has generated positive reception among Nintendo fans, leaving some curious about a future build-it-and-play-it Zelda title.
During this year’s E3 event, Game Informer spoke to Super Mario Maker producer Takashi Tezuka and the game’s director Yosuke Oshino about the possibility of a Zelda Maker.
“Zelda Maker might be a challenge to make I think. Personally, making Super Mario Maker that was a challenge in itself, and we hope that it’s a success, so thank you for saying that, but I think that might be a difficult task.”
Unlike the Super Mario Bros. series, titles in the Zelda series are not designed as traditional side-scrolling platformers. That fact alone would force Nintendo to take a very different direction if indeed they ever decided to produce a Zelda Maker.