The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has stated that, to some extent, he’s getting tired of the Zelda formula. Aonuma explained to Hero Complex that he’s looking to change the series’ formula, though he acknowledges he has to make sure the new recipe doesn’t clash with the widely known Zelda theme; in other words, the next Zelda game has to feel like a Zelda game. The Wii U console’s first original Zelda title is in its experimental phase, but Aonuma previously revealed that the unknown game will introduce “unexpected elements.”
“It’s not that anyone is telling me we have to change the formula. I want to change it. I’m kind of getting tired of it,” Aonuma said.
“If I’m getting tired of it, then I’m sure other people are getting tired of it. There is an essential ‘Zelda’ I feel we need to stay true to. We are still testing things, exploring our options. We haven’t landed anywhere at this point. We’re still seeing what we can do.”