Zelda’s been around for over 25 years now and, despite what some people have been going on about, really has no reason to stop now. I think most people would agree that there being a lot more Zelda in the coming years is a given. So now that we’re days away from a new year, I thought I’d ask you guys… what do you expect from Zelda from here on out? I’m asking this question both in terms of what you expect and what you want.

What do you think we’ll see for the series on the Wii U and 3DS? How close can we expect these games to be to previous titles like Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, the DS games, and Ocarina of Time 3D? What would be the ideal 3DS Zelda or Wii U Zelda for you?

How about the series’ direction moving forward? Do you want the classic style of game, with an open world, high difficulty, and lots of secrets? Or do you like the easier modern games with their help systems and casual gameplay? Or does some kind of balance work best?

I hope for a Zelda game that combines the basic gameplay of Skyward Sword with better overworld, enemy, and just general game design. What I expect… I’m not sure at this point. I do think we’ll get something closer to the classic games, because Skyward Sword — for me — went ever so slightly in that direction without taking it far enough. I expect the new 3DS game to be a lot like Ocarina of Time 3D in terms of gameplay and art design.

But how about you? Tell me your hopes and expectations for the series in the comments below, and here’s to another year of Zelda! Let’s hope we’re lucky and get some news next E3!

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