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Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Explain Zelda’s New Art Style For Wii

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has explained why his team decided to incorporate a new art style for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii.

“One of the reasons we’ve chosen the art style we have with Skyward Sword is that it is a better vehicle to showcase the exaggerated characteristics of some of the characters.”

“Not only of the enemy characters, but as a representation of the sword spirit itself. Because of the way we have put the game together you have to focus on how the enemy is carrying their weapon, and there are a couple of different ways you can go about that.

“One, you can be super realistic, and the other, not so realistic. We thought that because we want to highlight the sword fighting combat, we have to exaggerate the features. We thought that the art style we chose was best suited to do that.

“You have to match the art style to how the game plays, and we thought this worked best. We matched the artwork so that we can highlight the over-exaggeration in the gameplay.

– Eiji Aonuma


8 thoughts on “Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Explain Zelda’s New Art Style For Wii”

  1. I really liked both Wind Wakers and Twilight Princess’ graphics, so once I get a good look at these, I’m sure I’ll love them just as much. From what I’ve seen, I have nothing to worry about.

  2. Well Nintendo haven’t made a bad Zelda game as of yet so I don’t think they’re going to start now.

  3. Nintendo won’t ever make a bad Zelda, it’ll be good. I really like the Graphics and it’s something different.

  4. who cares about the graphic, the Zelda series Nintendo bring out are so stunning we wouldn’t even notice them.

  5. I dont think I’ll be disappointed in the game and the plot line, but for me i think the graphic are a bit of a let down, especially after Twilight princess. I still am looking forward to playing the game :D

  6. my only minor concern is that the environment/characters/enemies might look a bit too childish like the bokoblins … but the game is still in development so i hope they at least get rid of the fat mushrooms xD
    other than that im totally excited :)

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