Posted on March 10 2016 by Darrin W. Harr
In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma revealed that the development for Zelda U is going along smoothly. In a quote from the interview he references Skyward Sword‘s development, saying that he was in charge of character dialogue during end stages of development. Aonuma says that he recently had to work on such text for Zelda U, which could possibly mean the game is also in the end stages of development.
This is how Aonuma responded when Famitsu asked how the development process was going:
“Busy. When we did Skyward Sword for the Wii, at the end stages of development, I was in charge of the characters’ dialogue and the in-game text. And, now as well, it’s like it was then. I had to work on text today, too. But, the game has really taken shape, and things have gotten easier. That means things are progressing well.”
In this next quote, Aonuma talks about how Ocarina of Time has always been the series’ “secret sauce.” He specifies they will be changing up the formula this time, which I’m guessing will please many fans. He puts emphasis on making “something new,” just like how Ocarina of Time was something new when it released for the N64.
“I think the base of our secret sauce has always been Ocarina of Time. But this time, the change in flavor will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food. Perhaps, players will be surprised. Please look forward to it, because I think we’ll be able to make ‘something new’ like Ocarina of Time was.”
What do you make of these quotes from Eiji Aonuma? Be sure to let us know in the comments.