Aonuma: Legend of Zelda Film Should be More Interactive, Considers 3DS in a Cinema

By Jorge Ba-oh 16.10.2013 4

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Zelda producer Aonuma recently spoke about his ideas on how a Legend of Zelda movie might work.

Given that The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's more adventurous franchises, many fans have attempted production of Hollywood-style adaptations, but Nintendo wouldn't want "it the same as any other movie", admitted Aonuma.


One of the ideas batted about with series creator Shigeru Miyamoto would be to make a Zelda film "more interactive", with one of the ideas involving bringing a "3DS into the theater and that leads you into participating in it somehow", Aonuma said. Nintendo would "want to somehow change what a movie is."

Should a Zelda film be more immersive, or  should an adaptation simply be a standalone film?

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I'm very much in two worlds about this - I'd love an interactive Zelda experience, but perhaps only as a smaller web series for the home.

A film really should be, a  film. Having people faffing about with tablets/3DSes/mobiles in a cinema would be irritating. You already have muppets pulling out their phones to text or check the time, so this would be one step for the worse imo.

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That's true, muppets do pull their phones out for social media/texting etc but if all the people in the cinema were doing it to interact in the movie then it would be different and non-distracting as you'd be playing part in this too. 

Although I can't exactly see Odeon, Vue, Cineworld jumping on to this anytime soon...

I like the idea though, hope they develop it!

If the audience collectively has trouble with the water temple, then the movie takes longer to finish.

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Darkflame (guest) 17.10.2013#4

arg,no. Just no.

Interactive movies are just choose-your-own adventures...poor ones at that.
Unless you create a fully procedral world, with procedral character movations, your always better off with a single, tight.   

Just give the franchise to Ghibli and let them draw prettyness and have done with it.

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