Official Nintendo Magazine is giving us a lot of tidbits lately, and this time around they got to interview Eiji Aonuma and talk about Zelda Wii. What did Aonuma have to say this time around?
When asked how different the new Zelda title will be when it arrives on Wii next year, Aonuma replied: “It is something we used to talk about with Mr Miyamoto, and he and I agree that if we are following the same structure again and again, we might not be able to give long time Zelda fans a fresh surprise.”
“So we have been trying something new in terms of the structure of the Wii version of the new Zelda game this time. I am really hopeful that people will be surprised with the changes we have implemented for this Wii version.”
Aonuma also confirmed that alongside full MotionPlus support, we’ll be able to see more of what his team have been working on at next year’s E3. “I hope that we can show you something at the E3 show next year and it is something we are hopeful will be surprising,” he added.
So wait, did I read that correctly? Zelda Wii is going to be a overhaul of sorts for the Zelda franchise? Something new, unique, fresh, because the old pattern is just that…old to the veteran Zelda gamer? All I can say is: Thank God. So much for the “won’t be radically different” remarks from Miyamoto earlier this year. If Eiji says he talked to Miyamoto and the agree it needs to change, then I am happy to see it happening. E3 2010, you cannot come soon enough. Could this be Oblivion meets Zelda? I hope so.
The full interview will be available in next months ONM magazine on December 18th.