Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has revealed that the idea of a Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Compilation was considered but ultimately turned down.
A segment taken from the latest Iwata Asks (translated by Nintendo World Report) revealed that Nintendo of America approached Iwata and series’ creator Shigeru Miyamoto will the idea of re-releasing some of the earlier Zelda games for the Wii (most of which are available to download via the Virtual Console).
The idea was shot down as both Miyamoto and Iwata believed it wasn’t in the company’s ethos to repeat themselves following the Wii port of Super Mario All-Stars for the red hatted plumber’s 25th last year.
Miyamoto outlined the company’s plans for Zelda’s 25th celebrations during their E3 press conference which includes the free DSiWare release of Game Boy Advance side-game Four Swords, a series of musical concerts including the release of two soundtracks.
The Anniversary also coincides with the release of both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS and and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on Wii later this year which will launch with a limited edition gold Wii Remote.
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