If people are searching for how Nintendo is being really aggressive in the future, look to how we're reaching out for collaborations. Domination isn't going to happen overnight. Kojima says that he wants to do another collaboration, so after we finish our prospective projects, we're going to get together again and make something great. The industry is changing -- the merger of western and eastern developers is the future. The developers in North America just don't have the history that Japanese ones do, and I'll tell you, working with these guys... they know some really great stuff, and I'm blown away by their attention to detail. In some ways, American developers act like they're rock stars, and anything they touch must be cool. I don't know if they analyze what makes their games good or not, but a lot of them have one huge hit and never repeat it again. Then, five years later, they go out of business and people are, like, what happened? Meanwhile, in Japan, the developers have been able to continue franchises and innovate with them.
EGM: Since you've now cut your teeth remaking one of the greatest games ever made, what would be your dream remake candidate for the future? Super Mario Bros., maybe?
DD: Ooh... A dream remake? Honestly, I think this is it. I've done it. Certainly, a lot of franchises are out there that I'd like to do. I'd love to do a realistic, mature take on Zelda... Ahh, I shouldn't talk about this. There's a lot of stuff. We always want to do original stuff, but this has been so successful that I want to do it again.