The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (read our review!) is being hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time. So much so that on Metacritic it is one of the best reviewed games of all time with the most perfect scores of all time. This may lead many fans to wonder, “What’s next for Legend of Zelda?” Well, in an interview, revealed by JapaneseNintendo, Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma talked about what the future will hold, and it may be surprising when revealed:
“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.”
That’s a bold claim to make, because Breath of the Wild surprised a heck of a lot of people with its openness, its ability to let the player play the way they want, and more. What more could Aonuma do with Legend of Zelda? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see. But you can be sure we’re going to be talking about this on the upcoming episode of the Nintendo Entertainment Podcast!