The Legend Of Zelda Wii U Innovations Only Possible On Wii U Hardware
Producer of The Legend of Zelda series, Eiji Aonuma, has been clamoring about Zelda Wii U‘s philosophy for a while now. It seems like an eternity has passed since its official reveal at E3 and yet we are still at square one with the details.
Speaking with Edge Magazine, Aonuma has shared a little more information on the hotly anticipated title , albeit still cryptic.
Aonuma explains that the progression of the series has become linear as the Zelda world “became more and more complex.” In order to return to the roots of the series, Aonuma says that the world has to feel real and connected. “To recreate a similar experience to the original, we have to give the game world a simple structure that players can understand intuitively. In doing so, it’s very important that we make every aspect of the world feel real and physically connected, so that it’s doesn’t look fake.”
Aonuma then goes on to say that they were able to achieve this largely thanks to the Wii U hardware, but more specifically the GamePad – which can assist players by providing hints on their next destination.
“We can achieve this thanks to the hardware features of Wii U, but to truly get a deep understanding of the game world, we also need a real map that depicts the world as it is. The GamePad is very effective for displaying this, and thus also [for] providing players with a constant hint on where to head to. I think we can safely say that the innovations in this new game are only possible thanks to the Wii U hardware.’‘ Aonuma told Edge.
Despite wanting to return the roots of the series, Aonuma will be implementing all the lessons and progression that the series has developed over all this time in The Legend Of Zelda Wii U.
”The innovation of a vast open world could in one sense be seen as a return to the roots of the series. But in returning to these roots, we are also bringing with us all the things we have learned and ways the series has developed over all this time, which will help to create new and exciting gameplay possibilities.”
Unfortunately, talking about the direction of the game does little to excite fans – we want specific details! I suppose we will have to wait until a major Nintendo Direct or E3 2015 until we get to see the really juicy gameplay and information on Zelda Wii U.