Eiji Aonuma, producer of our beloved Zelda series, has revealed the art style in Zelda Wii U is inspired by Japanese Animation; also known as ‘Anime’. As expected, Zelda Wii U will be undoubtedly different from all its predecessors in terms of art and animation.

Hit the jump to see what he Aonuma to say!

“I was told by many people that it was ‘beautiful,’ Aonuma said. “I thought about various ways to make the graphical style fit the vast new Zelda world; imitating the real world attached an important feeling of realism, and making it look different to the past [Zelda titles], this was done by drawing inspiration from Japanese animations. Now, compared to what we showed you at E3, it has become something even more amazing.”

Before settling on this art style, Aonuma and the rest of the development team had decided to work towards a distinguishing look. This new cell shading is looking fantastic and does well in emphasizing the “Anime Art Style” that Aonuma is striving to achieve. What do you think of the new art direction? Do you believe it will support this “feeling of realism”? Perhaps you think a different art style would suit the vast new Zelda world better? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: My Nintendo News

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