Suni The art style of each Zelda game is always a controversial thing, even if it is praised among the majority. Ever since the “shocker” of The Wind Waker’s graphics after the revolutionary realism of the Nintendo 64 titles, the graphics and art style of each and every new Zelda game has been a hot topic. And the buzz around the new Zelda title for the Wii U is no exception. Some chant for realism to harness the Wii U’s graphic capabilities, while others want a fresh color scheme and an animated feel. A contention always seems present between the three most recent 3D Zelda games, but what about a new art style? Hit the jump to see what the Zelda team had to say.

Despite the sometimes biased fan fair, Zelda producer, Eiji Aonouma, assures us that the new style will be relatively unique and different, which is far from a bad thing for some people. He wants to bring some “much needed change” to the series. Specifically he said to Nintendo Life:

“The thing about Zelda is we want everything to be unique, whether it’s the graphical presentation or the gameplay. It has to be something you can’t see anywhere else. We wouldn’t want it to be ultra-realistic because you can see that elsewhere. But I can’t say that it’s going to be cartoony-realistic like you mentioned, the fantastic presentation that we’ve already done in the past. It will be something new.”

I’d personally love to see another Twilight Princess sort of game come to be because I enjoy Zelda when it is done with realism, but Aonouma gives some noble reasons for the “change” so it has gotten me excited. I have faith the Nintendo team won’t let us down. So what do you guys think? Are you excited or apprehensive to see a new style?

Source: Siliconera

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