Aonuma Says He Is Listening To The Internet Regarding Zelda 3DS


The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed that Nintendo has been looking at comments from online social networks such as Miiverse and Twitter when developing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Aonuma says that if they listen too closely then gamers will end up playing a predictable game. Instead the team have been taking on feedback and are working on something even better than what fans have been clamouring for.

“If we respond too directly to the things the fans are asking for, they’ll end up playing a predictable game. But with the Internet, social networks and Miiverse, the fans have more ways than ever to voice their opinions. We hear that input, and then we think about how to deliver something even better than what they’re asking for. I really don’t want fans of the original to hate it! So I’m working hard to make sure it doesn’t [make them do that]. If I really get it that wrong, then I’ll consider myself talentless [laughs].”

Thanks, Ahmad

216 thoughts on “Aonuma Says He Is Listening To The Internet Regarding Zelda 3DS”

      1. Sup, I believe you should change your name to Captain Obvious. Thank you for your GLORIOUS insight. XD 💋

        1. Just ignore them. I scroll down and find comments that actually have something to do with the article.

          1. Didnt say it was bad , I just said it was lower than the average (( and believe me , the zelda average is very high ))

              1. i thought the motion controls were one of the best parts of the game alongside the awesomeness that is ghirahim, I have no problem with SS as I feel it was more of an experiment to change the series up a failed one imo but still. there is no excuse for the silent trials though ,dear god the fucking silent trials and that fucking harp!

              2. The words Skyward sword and ruined do not go together.

                The motion controll works perfectly you just have to use it properly. Slashing from left to right and right to left and bring your sword over from side to side slowly without making it do a slice.

            1. I bow down to great games regardless which company made it. If this make you feel better then I bow down to inFamous series.

        1. They were both awesome. Yall probably sucked at it, and got bored when you couldnt find something! Them games are awesome.

            1. I once had a rage quit on that game.. And you can’t forget those shitty analog sticks. Ahhh good times.

              1. yeah man, but i played it on the 360 hahahah no problems with the shitty stick on there!!!!! good game and hard, the guy who said that TP andSS was to hard for me is retarded to even say a game like that is hard, now MM is pretty hard the first time through, but that game is awesome.

            2. Nintendo has grown foolish. Thinking they can keep on releasing underpowered consoles, with non-existent third-party support and terrible online then rely on Mario and Wii Sport/Fit to save the console. I am glad to hear the news Iwata will not resign. He is a terrible and directionless leader. With him at the helm it should be easy for my Sony Legion to dominate Nintendo this generation.

              1. its not very hard to surpass nintendo in the console devision anymore. got to say though i do enjoy nintendo’s platformer’s over sony’s though. nintendo has gotten down to pathetic status.

                1. Why do you come here and bash nintendo if you dont like the news go somewhere else and btw if sony is so great why did cerny praise nintendo and the sonys handheld blows

            3. Lol I was 12 years old and I finished it with 100%…TP was a real challenge, I took me 3 years looking for the poes with no help x_x

              1. thats one stupid thing, you could say the same thing with OOT with the poes because they took forever to find!!!! when i found them all you only get a bottle!!!!

  1. I’m sure he’ll do fine.
    The picture transformation ability already opens all kinds of doors, so I’ve got faith he’ll do something grand both using, and beyond, that.

    1. I really like the art style and the overall look and feel of the game. At first I was like ”Ocarina 3D to this ?” but I was just being a noob… The game will be amazing!

        1. Indeed. And when you think about it the top down Zelda formula is just as good as the 3d one in its own right.

            1. Yep. Because finding out you may actually like a game you had poor 1st impressions on is “Damage Control.”
              I felt the same about Windwaker. I was like, “What the hell?! CELL SHADING? Fuck no!!!”
              Then I played it, and absolutely loved it.

              1. This^ I recon the same will happen with Mario 3D world lol. We’ll soon be singing its praises with dat Koji Kondo music n shit!

                First impressions with games are quite often very deceptive , even to the point where you won’t even want to try a game because of your first impression of it.

                Point being , that guy above us needs to shut the fuck up…

            2. Why the fuck are there so many trolls on this website? The admins need to step it up, instead they just “enjoy” the fact that every second person on this site is a dumbfuck making other people rage.

    1. Steve, you are lost. This is a NINTENDO news site. You go find a Microsoft news site where you can talk about your trashy games. 💋

              1. Okay, there’s plenty of those!
                Lego City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Injustice, a huge selection of indie titles, such as Bit.Trip Runner 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Game & Wario, Fire Emblem Awakening, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner Soul Hackers, Dillon’s Rolling Western 2, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, HarmoKnight, Animal Crossing New Leaf, and many are coming soon to both 3DS and Wii U.

                Hoped that helped, I can list plenty more new releases from this year.

                  1. Who cares?
                    Games don’t come with an expiration date, just play them if you want, don’t if you don’t want to.

            1. Actually, there’s good stuff on the Vita too, like Soul Sacrifice, Persona 4 Golden, Golden Abyss, and Gravity Rush.
              And some ports of PS3 games in case you missed them.
              There’s amazing games everywhere, you just need to look.

    2. I no rite!! i bet it dun have lederbords or online or acheevments 2

      …No, I’m sorry… I just can’t do this. I need to shower now.

  2. Just so long as it isn’t exactly like a Link to the Past. It’s my all time favorite Zelda, but this has been looking almost the exact same, with slight differences.

    1. It takes place in the same world, only just a little ways into the future. So of course the overworld and many of the enemies are going to be the same; you’re revisiting that particular world.

    2. Well, it’ll likely have a similar overworld, but look at the trailer!
      The picture mechanic could be used a lot in dungeons to explore new areas in ways we never could in the original.

      Now I want to play the original.

    1. im right here. thinking how this game is going to probably destroy everybody’s favorite game if it is. it looks lame, and like the same old game. uninspired. nintendo makes me want to play russian roulette. you in.

  3. You could say miiverse is a link between two worlds lol

    Oh, I love this game it’s a perfect sequal, I needs to play me some zelda! :D

  4. way to go nintindo……. this game looks dull and uninteresting. i remember the day that i thought zelda could do no wrong. i also remember the day when nintendo wasnt gimmicky and abandoned their core fan crap. you say no they didnt , yes they did almost everyone left and now people who stayed pretty much just want mario and zelda.people who consider lttp there favorite game ever, dont go into this as thinking it will be anything like lttp was for you. you dont want it to trash your favorite game.

        1. Lol , yeah just asking , cause I will get my wii u soon along with a ps4 , I would definitely like to add you to my friend list , of course if you don’t mind .

      1. dont know…….. it looks bland and stupid. just boring and the same old thing. im getting sick of the zelda formula, their is no risk anymore, oh a painting sweet. how cool.

        1. ‘im getting sick of the zelda formula, their is no risk anymore’

          I think that’s because fanboys cried when Wind Waker had young Link cel-shaded, not adult Link. Nintendo heard the shrieking and decieded to stay as close to the beloved Ocarina of Time as possible… killing any chance for a diversion in the series’.

          1. Wow. (SADNESS)
            “shrieking and *decided* to stay…”
            (sigh)… Ugh, another one:
            “in the *series*.

            My life… (facepalms in shame)

      1. the whole point is sony gets 3rd party and doesnt rely on the same old series. nintendo is getting old. unless they hire a bunch of studios like sony did, i dont see them having hardly anything more than their franchises.

            1. I love The Last of Us, but it looks like an Uncharted without Nathan Drake.
              Still getting it, but it doesn’t look like an innovative masterpiece either.

    1. It’s fine to not like something, but most of the time you only trash things that haven’t been released.
      With no real reason, too. All you seem to be mad about is that it plays like a Zelda game.

  5. Can there be an expert mode from the beginning tht doesn’t tell you what to do, where to go, and give a description EVERYTIME you get an item. Skyward Sword had a lot of problems.

  6. Be careful listening to the internet…
    At least half of the people online are complete morons. Make the best Zelda you can.

      1. That makes more sense. I never played Alttp… hope fans of the 1st like this one. It looks like a lot of thought was put into the dungeon’s design.

  7. L0l. Nint3nders is the bestes! Fuch snoy and micotsoft! I strat to wak off wen mamajynx comeentz! Hur hur hur! if u dont like nintenderps ur a cod fanbouy! alk sony haz is shoters! Pew peew pew nimtendo=inovation! I done now if I go on it’ll maek sony fanb0us cries! Buy fanboys!!!! hur hur hur

          1. But ima nintderp fanboy leik u! We cen be freinds! Pls! my mom homeskoolz me so I don’t get out much!

  8. the wiiu es moer powahfulams then the ps4@xbox1 combined!! I love mammajynx ev3n tho I nevah seen her, but I can’t get pussy irl cuz imma nintendo fanboy! Hur durrrrr!!

  9. Just as I thought, this game probably won’t have any major changes regards the SNES one. Not that this is a bad thing, I just wanted some changes once in a while.
    I guess they’re getting all the new elements on the Zelda Wii U.

    I am curious if A Link Between Worlds will have some Stretpass feature. That could change my mind on actually getting this game this year.

              1. thinking maybe neutron. if it is your ruining perfectly funny things. if its ben sanders, which i think isn much of a sony supporter, so i would be surprised.

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    1. just be glad the vita wont be barried alone. unless the ps4 gimmicks that you have the vita with certain things (it better not) or bundled in with it. the vita will be in the hall of failure just like the VB. why wont they do a price drop to the thing. thats another thing they need to do as well bundle the fucking memory card and some games for 300$ the vita has been out for almost 2 years and is more junk status than the 6 months wii u, think about that, its a fail.

  10. Even Aonuma knows the whiney fans don’t know shit.
    Bunch of whiney bitches saying “durrrrr where’s Ocarina? Give me a WiiU Ocarina remake, why change the art style, hxc mature”, fuck those guys



  12. Just wait for the new wii u games coming sony and xbox will see what happens btw screw the 3rd party support im happy we have mh3 bayonetta 2 and x why do people cry those 3 alone will sell a ton on the wii u

  13. I’m going through A Link to the Past just to hold me over until this game is released. I can’t wait! I know it’s going to be good.

  14. Whatever happens with this game I’m sure it’s going to be great unless they cancel it in which I see is not going to happen so there’s nothing to worry about.
    This is defiantly on my 3DS wishlist for this year.

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