This is a big 25th anniversary year for The Legend of Zelda, with a totally new console game, multiple portable re-releases, a concert tour and an oh-so-sweet Zelda-branded Nintendo 3DS. That's probably all we'll see in 2011, but Skyward Sword producer Eiji Aonuma brings good tidings for 2012 and beyond in his recent GamesRadar interview.
In response to a question about whether he'd ever considered looking back at the earliest games in the series, Aonuma called out series creator Shigeru Miyamoto's own recent movements in that direction. "Even Mr. Miyamoto himself has been talking recently about going back to the 2D Zelda games," he revealed.
Apparently, Shiggy has been looking specifically at "the ones that were designed with multiple levels to the world, like A Link to the Past, and taking those 2D graphics and recreating them in 3D so that you could get a sense of those worlds." This echoes similar news of Miyamoto's Zelda re-release aspirations that emerged back in April, shortly after the release of the 3DS.
Aonuma doesn't go as far as revealing anything concrete -- from the sound of things, there's nothing TO reveal just yet -- but this is a good enough start. "That's something that might be interesting to do, so I would say there might be a possibility of something like that in the future."