But if Eiji Aonuma and his team find a new approach that fans will love, they’ll go for it.
When The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was first showcased, there was wide-ranging skepticism from every single fan of the series. Of course, a decade and one HD remake later, The Wind Waker looks as stunning on the Wii U as it did when it first appeared on the GameCube. Nonetheless, after that experience, designer and director of the series Eiji Aonuma says his team will be “a bit more careful” in the coming years when it comes to Zelda’s visual style. Innovation won’t be stifled though.
Speaking to GamesTM, Aonuma stated, “We encountered an awful lot of problems from the drastic leap we took with Wind Waker. I think we will be a bit more careful in the future, but if we find a new approach that not just the developers, but also the users would enjoy then I think we will want to break new ground again. But we haven’t found such an approach yet.”
The next game in the series is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds which releases on the 3DS on November 22nd in Europe and North America.