When it comes to gameplay, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took Link’s latest adventure into a different direction.
A more open-world concept than ever before, Zelda Breath of the Wild managed to strike the right balance between freedom and things to do.
And it appears that whatever new Nintendo Switch games project is put together, it will try and do the same thing.
Speaking to IGN, Breath of the Wild Producer Eiji Aonuma gave a firm answer when it came to how the team want to deal with Link adventures in the future.
“You know, I can’t speak to what other people, other companies will do in their own games, but I think for me, especially just in terms of the Zelda series, the incredible freedom that this game offers you and how well that’s been received…to me, it means that freedom, that level of freedom is something that needs to be maintained in Zelda games going forward,” Aonuma commented.
“My eyes have been opened to how important that is.
“So one of the things that we definitely consider is that we always wanted to make sure the player could understand what their challenges or what their hurdle is. We always wanted to make sure the challenge could be challenged. So we always wanted to make a linear way of [overcoming] a hurdle.”
It’s fair to say that players were intrigued by the level of freedom created in the latest Legend of Zelda, which did a brilliant job in adding as many Easter eggs as possible.
The Legend of Zelda series looks to be getting a new Nintendo Switch games release to follow the huge success of Breath of the Wild.
While it won’t comes as much of a bombshell, it’s surprising to hear that Nintendo are already talking the next phase in the franchise.
The news of new Zelda content for the Switch comes from two sources, both of which point to more Link action in the future.
Zelda creator Eiji Aonuma reportedly confirmed as much in an interview for the upcoming Breath of the Wild Master Books, revealing that work on the next title is in progress.
But as you might expect, whatever is being worked on will likely take a long time to come to fruition.
The timeline between past Zelda games suggests a long wait, however, it’s fair to say that Breath of the Wild took longer, due in part to the Switch.
There’ll also be the incentive to release a new Zelda game on the successful Switch, with no guarantee that its lifecycle will run as long as other past consoles.
Published at Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:03:00 +0000