Where do they go from here?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may be one of the greatest games ever made, and has proven how even age old franchises can continue to reinvent themselves, surprise players, and remain relevant decades from their inception. However, the developers’ task does not end here. In fact, speaking to Japanese magazine Nikkei Trendy (translated by Japanese Nintendo, via Nintendo Life), Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma expressed a desire to continue surprising players in future games.
“First of all I think the point that ‘this is a Zelda’ is big. It’s a series that has been continuing for a long time, if I am to put it in words then perhaps everyone would have thought it’s not that simple to do a ‘reform’,” he said. “Furthermore, that reform causes a ‘surprise’ to all our users who have played Zelda until now, since it exceeds their imaginations by a bit, and I think perhaps that’s why they, including the media, have welcomed it with the ‘zeal’. It’s not an easy thing to be able to answer expectations of all our users, but through this game, I recognized again that the significance of continuing to create the series is right there, so in the future I’d like to repeat doing “great fusses*” and provide ‘surprises’ that exceed everyone’s expectations.”
Hopefully, they can delight us all as thoroughly as they did with Breath of the Wild. Breath of the Wild is available on Nintendo Switch and Wii U exclusively.