In an interview with Richard George of IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto has explained that Retro Studios are too busy to be currently working on a new Zelda game. There has been a lot of speculation in the Metroid fan community surrounding Retro Studios new game, and it seems that Zelda can be crossed off the list for now.
Miyamoto: “In terms of them working on a Zelda, it’s not out of the question, certainly, for them to work on an entire Zelda game amongst themselves,” Miyamoto said. “Traditionally I think that the Zelda team has always had a close contact with anyone who’s working on a Zelda game. If you were going to have that happen in the US at Retro, that would be kind of difficult for them to be able to coordinate. Certainly they’re too busy for that sort of thing right now. It would probably require me to be involved to a great extent as well, so I would have to get over quite a bit too. I’d probably have to live in Texas… [laughs]“
These comments may bring an end to the rumours of a new Zelda title developed by Retro, but will raise further questions to what Retro are working on instead. We shall continue to keep you updated.