Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has admitted that it is slightly nerve-racking making a sequel to the critically acclaimed Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past. Aonuma says that the team have been exploring the elements that make the game so fondly remembered by so many people. He also said that they are looking at ways to accommodate those who never played The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, as they don’t want to alienate them.
“Yes, that’s a concern. Fans of the original game have a lot of fond memories, and when we announced this sequel I know that some were dubious about the idea of us adding to that game’s lore. The challenge is to pinpoint what it was about the original that people loved and to respect that, and so long as we do that I think we can make something those fans will like. It’s been a big point of discussion among the staff – how much fan service to give without blowing it. We’ve been thinking about how to make the new one in a way that will excite the fans without alienating people who haven’t played the original. We’re paying close attention to that.”