Zelda producer wanted Crossbow Training 2, with multiplayer

If The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aounuma would have had his way, the next Zelda Wii game we’ve been talking about recently would not have been an RPG sequel. Instead, we’d be looking forward to more crossbow training with Link.

“To tell you the truth, I actually wanted to create Link’s Crossbow Training 2,” Aonuma told gamesTM in a recent interview. “I thought that we should do something more and better in the field of the first person shooter, based on our experience of the first game,” with that “something more and better” possibly being a full-blown multiplayer component. “For example, I was thinking that maybe we could intensify the multiplayer mode. The original game was really just a solo game but I thought that we could add a true multiplayer mode with multiple users playing together, from remote areas, over the Wi-Fi Connection.”

As interesting as it would’ve been to see a multiplayer-equipped Zelda title, the people calling the shots apparently thought and ruled otherwise, “The fact of the matter is that a lot of people inside Nintendo insisted that I should work on a new Legend of Zelda title rather than working on more Crossbow Training.”