Nintendo Aims to Change the Cinema With an Interactive Zelda Movie

Nintendo has had some highlights on the silver screen such as Super Mario Bros. 3 being highlighted in the famous 80’s movie \”The Wizard\” starring Fred Savage and even got a black eye in the form of the Super Mario Bros. movie starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo.  There was even a fan made faux Zelda movie trailer made a few years back that got a lot of fans excited but left them crying and snuggling with their Tingle dolls.  Despite that, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds producer Eiji Aounuma, who spoke with Kotaku, said the Big N is aiming for a silver screen interactive Zelda movie adaptation that would be highly different than any other movie experience out there.

Aonuma said that the possibility has come up in conversation between he and Zelda creator, Shigeru Miyamoto.

\”If we were to make a Zelda title, if we had interest in doing that, I think really what would be most important to us is to be able to play with the format of a movie, like you\’re able to take your 3DS into the theater and that leads you into participating in it somehow,\” said Aonuma.

Players have already had the experience of what its like to wield Link’s master sword and hack and slash goblins and Skultullas plus conduct like a Kokirian maestro to the beautiful tunes of Zelda in Wii Music but as always the sky is the limit when it comes to the world of Zelda.

One source noted that Disney has tried an interactive movie experience with their Little Mermaid: Second Screen live where someone uses an iPadd app synced up to the movie using the built in microphone.  While it seems like a fun idea with games being involved in the experience things can get a little confusing and the whole meaning of the experience can get lost when games constantly change and your trying to adjust to new sequences.

\”The games are distracting.  Some moviegoers meeting Ariel and friends for the first time will find it hard to focus on the movie, with a new game every minute or two,\” said Taylor Casti from Mashable.

Casti also noted that the inter-theater competition with four players bantering loudly while the movie’s dialogue is also going can be confusing, because some of the game’s instructions can be missed due to the lively interaction of trying to get others to compete from the audience.

What are your thoughts on an interactive Zelda film? As always leave your comments below.

Tom Stovall