Zelda producer doesn’t think Nintendo will make another sequel in the world of Breath of the Wild / Tears of the Kingdom
Tears of the Kingdom did something that we don’ usually see from Nintendo, which is a sequel set in the world of a previous Zelda game – that being Breath of the Wild. While that just happened, don’t expect to see something similar again anytime soon.
Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma, speaking with Game Informer, said Nintendo’s goal was to exhaust what was possible in the world of Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom. He went on to say specifically: “I don’t think that we’ll be making a direct sequel to a world such as that that we’ve created.”
Aonuma’s full words:
“Well that would be a sequel to a sequel, which is getting a little bit wild when you think about it! But as I’ve mentioned previously, with Tears of the Kingdom, we were seeking to build on top of the world we created with Breath of the Wild and really exhaust the possibilities of what we could put into that world. I think it is – to use a bit of a term – an apotheosis, or the final form of that version of The Legend of Zelda. In that regard, I don’t think that we’ll be making a direct sequel to a world such as that that we’ve created.”
Aonuma also commented on the possibility of the Ultrahand ability making a return, which apparently won’t be happening. He stated: “I think we definitely won’t be including Ultrahand in titles going forward.” Aonuma’s reasoning is that the team did its best in “putting everything we could into this game” and “created what we wanted to create and felt that it was complete in that fashion.”