Shigeru Miyamoto On The Future Of F-Zero And The Creation Of Link
French gaming website Gamekult.com recently posted an interview with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto where he was surprised to hear excitement about the F-Zero series and spoke about Link's creation.
You will have to forgive any translation errors, as my knowledge of French stretches only as far as Google Translate. In regard to F-Zero, Miyamoto was surprised to hear that there is a demand for the series' return saying that he felt F-Zero had never really evolved past its original Super Nintendo release. He hopes that fans of the series will play the F-Zero game in Nintendoland and that it will hold them over until a new release.
With the creation of Link, Miyamoto said that the Nintendo's limited color palette hindered what they wanted to do with him. Miyamoto and designer Takashi Tezuka wanted him to have pointy ears, which made him elf-like, which made them think of Peter Pan, which is who they used as inspiration for the character. Also, the original Zelda was apparently supposed to take place in the past and the future with Link collecting computer chips. The name Link was chosen because he would be a link between the past and the future.
The interview came to our attention (and was partially translated) through this NeoGAF posting.