It’s going to be a tough job for Eiji Aonuma and the rest of The Legend of Zelda developers to top the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, that’s exactly what the team will set out to achieve with the next game in the long running franchise. Japanese publication Nikkei Trendy recently caught up with The Legend of Zelda mastermind and you can read snippets of the interview, below.
On overseas reactions and thoughts of the series in the future…
“First of all I think the point that ‘this is a Zelda’ is big. It’s a series that has been continuing for a long time, if I am to put it in words then perhaps everyone would have thought it’s not that simple to do a ‘reform’.
Furthermore, that reform causes a ‘surprise’ to all our users who have played Zelda until now, since it exceeds their imaginations by a bit, and I think perhaps that’s why they, including the media, have welcomed it with the ‘zeal’.
It’s not an easy thing to be able to answer expectations of all our users, but through this game, I recognised again that the significance of continuing to create the series is right there, so in the future I’d like to repeat doing “great fusses*” and provide ‘surprises’ that exceed everyone’s expectations.”