Nintendo top brass turned down a request from its US wing to repackage classic Zelda games on a single Wii disc in celebration of the franchise's 25th anniversary this year, according to the latest Iwata Asks interview.

The discussion between Shigeru Miyamoto and CEO Satoru Iwata published on the platform holder's Japanese site and translated by Nintendo World Report, revealed that Nintendo of America wanted to re-release the first few Zelda games for the Wii later this year, in a similar fashion to Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition in 2010.

However, both Miyamoto and Iwata apparently shot the idea down, insisting it wasn't in keeping with Nintendo's ethos to do the same thing two years in a row.

As detailed at E3 last week, you'll instead be getting a series of commemorative concerts, two music CDs, a free DSiWare download of GBA classic Four Swords and a limited edition gold Wii Remote to coincide with the launch of Skyward Sword.

Fans of the franchise should also be getting their hands on the Ocarina of Time 3DS remake right about now. Eurogamer's Keza MacDonald awarded it a perfect 10/10 earlier this week.

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