The studio behind the well-received The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening remake, Grezzo, is staffing up for its subsequent challenge. Some new job listings from the earlier Hyperlink’s Awakening dev provide some clues as to what the studio may be engaged on subsequent.
Grezzo has an extended historical past of partnering with Nintendo, totally on Zelda video games. The studio labored on the 3DS remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Masks, in addition to the 3DS-exclusive Tri Drive Heroes. The developer additionally labored on the 3DS model Luigi’s Mansion launched in 2018. Grezzo launched Hyperlink’s Awakening in 2019, which was lauded for its old-school Zelda allure and whimsy, and went on to change into one of many best-selling Legend of Zelda video games on Change. The studio has labored outdoors of Nintendo a bit as nicely, together with with writer FuRYu on The Alliance Alive.
A number of new job listings have been noticed on Grezzo’s web site for a programmer, an results designer, and a UI designer. When translated, the outline says that the aesthetic of the sport is supposed to be “medieval,” “fashionable” and that it’s, “Not photoreal however a ‘design’ of actual parts.” The programmer job description particularly says that the title shall be made within the Unity engine.
Whereas the outline of Grezzo’s new sport suggests The Legend of Zelda could also be its supply, Grezzo’s entrance web page says, “Would you want to enhance your expertise with us by creating a brand new authentic work?” That feels like Grezzo is trying to make a brand new authentic IP of its personal, nevertheless it might additionally imply that the studio goes to create its personal authentic Zelda sport as a substitute of a remake, like Grezzo did with Tri Drive Heroes. It’s also potential that any of those particulars are being mistranslated or have a unique intent in Japanese.
Regardless, extra particulars on what Grezzo may be engaged on in all probability gained’t come for a while if the studio remains to be actively hiring for the challenge. It’s extra doubtless that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel shall be launched earlier than Grezzo is able to present its subsequent sport, no matter it might be.
There have been rumors that Nintendo is planning to launch Change Professional or Tremendous Change, and that Breath of the Wild 2 might launch alongside it. Nintendo has denied these rumors, however a extra highly effective Change might assist maintain Nintendo from falling too far behind the ability of the brand new PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S.
The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening is offered now for Nintendo Change.