The legendary game designer Suda51 – who has just wrapped up work on No More Heroes 3 for the Switch – has once again admitted how cool it would be to collaborate with a company like Nintendo and “reboot or remake” some of its older IP.
Here’s exactly what he had to say during an interview with our friends over at VGC:
“It would be really cool to be able to work on a reboot or remake of some of the older Nintendo IPs that have been around for awhile, especially some of the ones that have been dormant for a long time. If I’m going to do something to really surprise all the gamers out there, then I’d like to do it together with Nintendo.”
As exciting as it all sounds, right now there’s nothing currently planned between the two parties:
“Again, I don’t have any concrete plans at the moment, but of course I’m always open to a collaboration with Nintendo.”
“There’s actually a game I’ve thought about before that if I could make any Nintendo IP in the way I wanted, it’s called Nazo no Murasame Jō (The Mysterious Murasame Castle). This was a game from Human, the company I first started out at before Grasshopper. I’ve always kind of had a soft spot for this game and always felt like I’d love to go back and revisit it.”
And here’s a summary of the above-mentioned game, which sort of explains why Suda thinks it would be such a good fit for Grasshopper:
“The Mysterious Murasame Castle, a literal translation of its original Japanese title Nazo no Murasame Jou, puts you in the shoes of Takamaru, a samurai apprentice who has to defeat both an alien creature that has taken over the titular castle, and the daimyos of the neighbouring castles that were corrupted by said alien’s power.”
If Suda could work on any Nintendo game though, Zelda would probably be number one, but “deep down” he knows it wouldn’t be “okay” for him to make a Zelda game.
What Nintendo IP do you think would be a good fit for Suda51 and his team at Grasshopper Manufacture? Why not let Nintendo know in the comments below.