Hoping for a Mario-Maker-style Zelda game? Too bad, Nintendo isn’t interested

You’re going to have to dash your dreams of a Mario-Maker-like Zelda game, as series producer Eiji Aonuma doesn’t think it would be a good fit.

Super Mario Maker is maybe one of the best concepts for a 2D platformer ever. Making your own Mario levels, that can be as wacky or nightmarish as you want? It’s perfect for a series that has a history of fanmade challenge levels, and fits within the general spirit of Mario. Of course, lots of fans have been asking for a Zelda Maker in the meantime, as the idea of making your own dungeons and world maps is pretty enticing too. Unfortunately, such a game hasn’t materialised, and likely never will. As in a recent interview with Polygon, Aonuma shared why he thinks a Zelda Maker just wouldn’t work.

When asked if there was any chance we could see a game that would focus on people making their own Zelda dungeons, Aonuma responded, “When we’re creating games like Tears of the Kingdom, I think it’s important that we don’t make creativity a requirement. Instead we put things into the game that encourage people to be creative, and give them the opportunity to be creative, without forcing them to.

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