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Interview: Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi on Hyrule Warriors and Shigeru Miyamoto's Definitive Role

Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi on Hyrule Warriors and Shigeru Miyamoto's Definitive Role

We talk melding franchises and defining Zelda with those that know best

As the Wii U moves into a hugely significant period of releases over the remainder of 2014, it'll be Hyrule Warriors that will, appropriately considering its genre, lead the charge of major retail releases. Already released in Japan and arriving soon in North America and...

News: New Legend Of Zelda "Only Possible" Thanks To The Wii U Hardware, Says Eiji Aonuma

New Legend Of Zelda "Only Possible" Thanks To The Wii U Hardware, Says Eiji Aonuma

"We can achieve this thanks to the hardware features of Wii U"

This year's E3 was notable for showing us the first footage of the next Legend of Zelda title, which is due to hit the Wii U next year. This new release promises a massive game world to explore, and has predictably become one of the most hyped Nintendo launches of next year. Producer...

News: Hyrule Warriors Is The Zelda Game That Eiji Aonuma Could Never Make Himself

Hyrule Warriors Is The Zelda Game That Eiji Aonuma Could Never Make Himself

Developers behind the Wii U action title give some more detail

The core development team behind the forthcoming Hyrule Warriors has spoken to Famitsu about the reasons for combining the hitherto unassociated Warriors and Zelda franchises. The Japanese publication spoke to Tecmo Koei producers Hisashi Koinuma and Yosuke Hayashi — as well as Zelda...

News: Aonuma Keeps Returning To Zelda In The Hope Of Making A Perfect Game

Aonuma Keeps Returning To Zelda In The Hope Of Making A Perfect Game

Perfection is only a Triforce away

Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma exhibits all the traits of a true artist, from a willingness to buck the confines of tradition to the overwhelming desire to branch out into different territory. Now, he has admitted that with every new Zelda adventure, he has been striving to make the perfect video game. In an...

Video: Watch Eiji Aonuma Harness Link's Power To Evade Sinister Nintendo Of America Goons

Watch Eiji Aonuma Harness Link's Power To Evade Sinister Nintendo Of America Goons

With tongue firmly in cheek, of course

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds grants Link the ability to turn himself into a flat painting and therefore stick to walls. This skill is used to good effect in the forthcoming 3DS epic, allowing the player to solve puzzles and reach new areas. During the recent New York Comic Con, Zelda series head...

News: Eiji Aonuma Explains Why He Thinks Fans Came To Love Wind Waker's "Toon Link"

Eiji Aonuma Explains Why He Thinks Fans Came To Love Wind Waker's "Toon Link"

How the haters became fans

When The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was revealed over a decade ago, the reaction from fans was negative to say the least. Online forums were ablaze with angry posts stating that Nintendo had dumbed down the esteemed series for a kiddie audience. Fast forward to the present day, and Wind Waker is lauded as a classic...

News: Surprise! Aonuma Doesn't Consider The CD-i Zelda Games To Be Canon, Either

Surprise! Aonuma Doesn't Consider The CD-i Zelda Games To Be Canon, Either

Glad we're all on the same page

Many moons ago, when CD-ROM was still a new and exciting storage medium, several companies released CD-based systems in the hope of catching a ride on the interactive entertainment roller-coaster. One of those firms was Phillips, which created the CD-i (the "i" stands for "interactive", in case you were wondering)...

News: Nintendo Tested Two Other Zelda Titles in HD on the Wii U

Nintendo Tested Two Other Zelda Titles in HD on the Wii U

Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword in HD does sound good

When considering graphical approaches for the new Legend of Zelda title currently in development for Wii U, Nintendo experimented with several art styles; The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker wasn't the only game in the popular series that the company tried out in HD. Speaking with Polygon,...

Interview: Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Talks DLC, Missing Dungeons And Majora's Mask

Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma Talks DLC, Missing Dungeons And Majora's Mask

Exclusive access to Link's protector

Eiji Aonuma has presided over the The Legend of Zelda series for the past 15 years and has overseen some of the franchise's most iconic entries. We got the chance to sit down and speak with him during this year's E3 event, where he was promoting the two forthcoming instalments: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker...

Exclusive: Zelda's Aonuma: We're Looking Into Going "Beyond The Disc" With DLC

Zelda's Aonuma: We're Looking Into Going "Beyond The Disc" With DLC

"We're certainly looking at different ways to add on content"

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has exclusively revealed to Nintendo Life that he and his team are looking into ways of incorporating DLC into future titles in the franchise. Speaking in an interview which will run on the site later today, Aonuma — who is currently hard at work on...

News: Eiji Aonuma and Hideki Konno Wander Into The StreetPass Mii Plaza

Eiji Aonuma and Hideki Konno Wander Into The StreetPass Mii Plaza

Raid their collection of pink puzzle pieces!

Eiji Aonuma, the producer of the Legend of Zelda series, and Mario Kart producer Hideki Konno have been sent marching out to StreetPass Mii Plazas around the world by Nintendo. Should you have your 3DS connected to the internet you should find a SpotPass notification announcing the special Miis' arrival...

News: Aonuma: Zelda For Wii U Will Contain More Unexpected Elements

Aonuma: Zelda For Wii U Will Contain More Unexpected Elements

What's in store for gamers?

Be prepared for more "unexpected elements" in the hotly anticipated offering in the Zelda series for the Wii U, according to the producer for the franchise, Eiji Aonuma. Very little information was given on the top-secret title, except that we should expect a couple of surprises throughout the game. Here's what Aonuma...

News: Eiji Aonuma Takes To Link To The Past Miiverse To Discuss Zelda 3DS

Eiji Aonuma Takes To Link To The Past Miiverse To Discuss Zelda 3DS

Special mention for Oracle of Seasons and Ages, too

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo landed an unexpected surprise on us towards the end of the broadcast. We were told to expect a new Zelda game for the 3DS before the end of the year — the kind of megaton announcement that would normally wait until E3. Not only that, but we weren't...

News: Aonuma Drops a Note About More Zelda Titles

Aonuma Drops a Note About More Zelda Titles

You have mail, maybe

It's not a surprise to hear that Eiji Aonuma, producer of The Legend of Zelda series, is once again teasing more releases on 3DS. We've heard rumours of a 3D remastering of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, the possibility of a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and Aonuma himself referring to a continuation o

News: Nintendo Working On New Zelda Game

Nintendo Working On New Zelda Game

What will it be?

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and team are working on a new Zelda game. The producer's statement in the final pages of Hyrule Historia, as translated by Patas at GlitterBerri, sneakily confirms a new game is in development: The long sailing time of creating Skyward Sword, a game to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda...

News: Aonuma: "Zelda Timeline is Less Important Than Mechanics"

Aonuma: "Zelda Timeline is Less Important Than Mechanics"

"So be quiet"

OK, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma didn't really say "so be quiet", but the series supremo's comments on the Legend of Zelda series timeline show he doesn't consider the timeline to be critically important to enjoying Link's adventures. Aonuma's comments from the Hyrule Historia book (as translated by Patas at GlitterBerri)...