Eiji Aonuma, producer of The Legend of Zelda series, has possibly hinted at the direction Zelda Wii U will take in terms of gameplay and visual presentation. According to a report by MyNintendoNews from March 15, Aonuma recently spoke about what he and the development team learned from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and continued to hint at where they may take the next Zelda title.
While talking with the Official Nintendo Magazine, Aonuma spoke about A Link Between Worlds and how some of the ideas used in that game could be implemented in future Zelda titles. In response to this question, Aonuma shared that the top-down view made the wall merging ability really interesting.
He continued to add that the development team also found a new direction and potential use of top-down view for Zelda. Aonuma concluded that this is something that the he and the Zelda development team will take into consideration when thinking about the next Zelda game, presumably Zelda Wii U. Find Aonuma’s full comment below:
I think the top-down view made the ability to enter the wall really interesting. Also, in this game, I feel we’ve found a new direction in regards to the potential use of the good old top-down view for Zelda. It’s the kind of point we will take in good consideration when thinking about the next Zelda game.
Nintendo previously shared that Zelda Wii U was nearly shown during E3 2013, but the company chose not to show the title during the expo. Furthermore, Aonuma has previously teased that development of Zelda Wii U is farther along than people may think. With that being said, it seems highly likely that Zelda Wii U will make its debut at E3 2014 later this year.
Those looking to satisfy their Zelda craving should look into The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS or The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD for Wii U.