Aonuma teases Zelda Wii U and 3DS hints


The latest issue of Game Informer, amidst its celebration coverage of The Legend of Zelda anniversary, has an extensive interview with series creator Eiji Aonuma.

Whilst providing a wealth of information regarding the hotly anticipated Skyward Sword, he was also queried as to what Nintendo were planning beyond it and was all too happy to tease hints regarding Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles.

Discussing Zelda Wii U first, Aonuma reiterated that the tech demo seen at E3 may not necessarily be the approach taken during development, explaining: “The demo that we showed at E3 was really just more of a rough idea of if all we were to do was to take a Zelda game and put it in HD, this is what it might look like.”

He continued, “We’re much more interested in looking at the power of the Wii U system and seeing how we can take advantage of that power to do things that we haven’t been able to do in a Zelda game before…. One of our goals with [Skyward Sword] is to be the first step in illustrating for people how the Zelda series can change and evolve.”

Having then posed a query as to whether Nintendo would plan to release an original entry in the franchise for Nintendo 3DS following the successful Ocarina of Time 3D remake, he stated that he expected to do something “very interesting” with the handheld.

More intriguingly, he then provided a further suggestive hint that may be interpreted in revealing that development on such a title is further along than expected, teasing: “It will be a game in which having 3D will mean something.”

[Thanks Game Informer]

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