Aonuma fears fan reaction to Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Even as a discerning fan of the series, I have been pleasantly surprised by what I’ve played of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

Vibrantly creative, it is everything that we have come to expect from Nintendo’s approach and surely looks set to round off what has been a year of incredibly strong first-party releases. Yet Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has shared his worries as to whether fans will enjoy the experience.

“As A Link To The Past was what made me want to make games in the first place, it is a truly moving experience to be working on the sequel,” Aonuma confessed. “…I am worried about whether the fans are going to like it when it is released.”

He continued, “We did not start making this game on the notion that we were making the sequel, and it happened as a matter of course as we developed unique ideas into a game. …Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds also give a little glimpse of this. These games may feel a little different from the experiences you’ve have before and this will be a lot stronger in the new Zelda.”

We’ve been treated well this year, Nintendo delivering a spell-binding remastery of The Wind Waker with A Link Between Worlds equally set to delight. Yet it’s what is next for the series that truly excites us, which hopefully we’ll hear more on soon.

[Thanks Nintendo Life]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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  1. I would fear publishing anything on Nintendo’s latest platform. Are people actually buying the damn thing now? I’m pretty sure ps4 and Xbox are both releasing with more titles than the Wii U currently has after all this time. A Link to past is a big part of my childhood but I don’t know that it sells it’s own consoles quite like the slew of square enix rpgs, big name shooters and indie game coming to ps4. I worry that most of the nostalgia crowd is like me, grown, managing a family now, and not willing too buy an extra console for one game. Wish Nintendo would just go Segas way and kill their console so we can play their games, which we mostly love ,on machines we actually want to own.

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