Aonuma may have something to show about Zelda being more than a single-player experience next year
During a Nintendo Direct last year, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma spoke about changing the conventions of the series. One of these points concerned the tradition of playing by yourself.
Hyrule Warriors, while not an actual/traditional Zelda game, does offer a multiplayer component. This led Game Informer to ask Aonuma in a recent interview if the Wii U title is a step in this direction and if there will be multiplayer in the next true Zelda release.
Aonuma responded by stating that we “will see in the future, maybe next year.”
Aonuma’s comments in full:
The two-player functionality of Hyrule Warriors is actually something that has traditionally been done in the Dynasty Warriors series, but they’ve changed because of the hardware and the second screen on your GamePad. Instead of having a splitscreen on the television, you have one-player playing on the television and one on the GamePad. When I was talking back about making Zelda more than just a single-player experience? That’s something you will see in the future, maybe next year.