The next Legend of Zelda instalment could arrive sooner than expected if series’ producer Eiji Aonuma has his way.
According to Aonuma, he’d like to take less time developing the next entry in the series.
With this Zelda, we went back to the fundamentals. We thought about what sort of gameplay we really wanted to make,” said Aonuma. “There were all these new features we wanted to implement, of course, but instead of shoehorning all of them in, we were looking for that solid core we needed in order to evolve the gameplay of Zelda. I think developing this game has helped us get a little better picture of what’s really important for a Zelda title. Doing that inevitably takes a lot of time, though I really want to take less time for the next project, definitely.”
Series creator Shigeru Miyamoto recently stated that despite the five years Skyward Sword took to make, work on the game didn’t start until after two years of experimentation.
We know a Zelda title will appear on the Wii U and that a 3DS Zelda is in development. If Aonuma manages it, we’ll see either title arrive before 2016.
Until then, Skyward Sword is out now for Nintendo Wii.
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