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Aonuma will “say more” about Zelda Wii U at E3 2014, talks overworld openness

Posted on October 14, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in GameCube, General Nintendo, News, Podcast Stories, Wii, Wii U

A few months ago, Eiji Aonuma stated that Nintendo was considering showing Zelda Wii U at this year’s E3. It now sounds like we’ll be waiting for next year’s expo for a look at the new title.

When Mashable asked if Aonuma could say anything about Zelda Wii U, Aonuma replied: “I’ll say more at E3 2014.”

Aonuma’s comment was part of a larger interview about A Link Between Worlds and the series in general. He shared some rather interesting comments when it comes to openness in Zelda’s overworlds:

I think the most open-world Zelda we’ve had so far has been Wind Waker, just because you were able to sail the ocean and go all over the islands. When creating a game, we look at what is the core, kernel gameplay. You try to construct the game around that, and making that core mechanic the easiest to access.

For Skyward Sword, that kind of narrowed, focused world helped us with that, but at the same time it meant you didn’t have that wide-open world to explore. We’ve heard the complaint about lack of openness from a lot of fans. As we’re deciding what the core gameplay mechanic was, we have that open-world desire at the forefront of our minds, and we’re trying to figure out how to incorporate that as well.


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