Nintendo outsources Zelda work

Nintendo outsources Zelda work

By Rob Crossley

April 13th 2011 at 11:12AM

Japanese firm Grezzo rebuilding the classic title

Nintendo has entrusted the Ocarina of time project to an obscure external developer, new data suggests.

One of the Japanese entertainment empire’s most trusted franchises, the Legend of Zelda, is undergoing a face-lift for its debut on the new 3DS handheld.

But, according to data found by games site Siliconera, the project was not delegated internally. It was given to a relatively unknown outfit called Grezzo.

“This studio was formed by Koichi Ishii who is probably best known for developing the Mana series while he was with Square,” the Siliconera report claims.