In a new interview with Spike, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed his emotional side, admitting that he is deeply touched by the kind words of Zelda fans. He mentioned a time when he posted about his jet lag from being at E3 and received many kind responses from Zelda fans around the world.
Interestingly, one of the examples Aonuma provided of a stressful event he experiences at work was legendary Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto “getting mad” at him. He went on to say that the encouraging messages he receives from fans especially move him while he’s going through one of these rough patches. Aonuma’s struggles will be fully realized on November 22nd when A Link Between Worlds slides into the game slot of 3DS owners the world over. Here is Aonuma’s full quote from his interview with Spike:
“I think one thing that surprises me is how many encouraging messages I get when I just post something simple. Like, just at E3, I posted that I was really feeling the jet lag, and people were like, ‘oh, no that’s too bad,’ and gave me lots of pat on the back type messages. It made me realize that Zelda fans are just really, really nice. I didn’t realize they were such great people. When I’m at my job, and working on producing The Legend of Zelda titles, and Mr. Miyamoto is getting mad at me and stuff, then I get these encouraging messages it’s almost enough to make you cry, so it’s just really great.”