Nintendo Aiming To Do Something New With The Legend Of Zelda Wii U


Nintendo’s aiming to do “something new” for The Legend Of Zelda Wii U, says series producer Eiji Aonuma. Speaking to Japanese publication Famitsu (via Kotaku), Aonuma described his desire to make this year’s (hopefully) Zelda title very different to what fans have come to expect from the games by way of a rather strange analogy.

I think the base of our secret sauce has always been Ocarina of Time. But this time, the change in flavour will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food. Perhaps, players will be surprised.

In other words, it sounds like Aonuma and his team want to surprise players by changing up the usual dungeon-crawling formula of past games. How different the game will be, though? Nobody knows right now: we’re not even sure which console(s) it will end up releasing for.

With the Nintendo NX currently in the works behind closed doors, many suspect the game will release for both that and the Wii U in a similar fashion to The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

So, what about that release date, eh, Ninty? Aonuma doesn’t shed much light on that, but he does reveal that the development team have been considerably busy recently, and says the game “has really taken shape, and thing have gotten easier. That means things are progressing well. Please look forward to it, because I think we’ll be able to make something new like Ocarina of Time was.”

Those are ambitious words, to say the least. Ocarina of Time is considered to be one of the best video games ever made by many, and if Nintendo can replicate that success, they’ll most certainly be on to a winner. Hopefully we’ll see the end result for ourselves before the end of 2016.