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News: Next Zelda on 3DS a "Continuation of Past Efforts" says Aonuma

Next Zelda on 3DS a "Continuation of Past Efforts" says Aonuma

What does that mean?

After the stellar success of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D there have been many calls for a 3D remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Series producer Eiji Aonuma has confirmed Nintendo is working on another 3DS Zelda game, but gave previous little else away. Speaking to The Guardian, Aonuma was typically cagey...

News: Zelda Top Brass Discuss Link To the Past in 3D

Zelda Top Brass Discuss Link To the Past in 3D

It could happen

The 3D Classics has taken in arcade games and 8-bit classics, but the potential for 3D remakes of games from the 16-bit era is mouthwatering. In a recent GamesRadar interview, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma revealed that he and Shigeru Miyamoto have discussed bringing the 3D treatment to Super Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past: Well actually, even Mr. Miyamoto..

News: You're Not Alone in Finding the First Zelda So Hard

You're Not Alone in Finding the First Zelda So Hard

So does Eiji Aonuma

The re-release of Legend of Zelda as part of the 3DS Ambassador program has reminded gamers just how hard Link's first outing is. If you haven't finished it yet, don't give yourself a hard time about it: neither has series producer Eiji Aonuma. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Aonuma revealed to this day he has never...

News: What Are Aonuma's Controller Ideas for Wii U Zelda?

What Are Aonuma's Controller Ideas for Wii U Zelda?

The controller is U

The demo of Zelda HD at this year's E3 was stunning, and showed the Wii U controller used as a virtual rucksack for Link, but Zelda boss Eiji Aonuma has bigger ambitions for the touch screen controller than just holding bombs and Deku sticks. Aonuma spoke to Nintendo Power about potential uses for the controller, though nothing...

News: Eiji Aonuma Talks Zelda Ideas and Development

Eiji Aonuma Talks Zelda Ideas and Development

Pace of Zelda development "in some ways a problem"

Having been an integral part of the Zelda series since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Eiji Aonuma was naturally one of the key people Nintendo turned to in order to visualise how a Zelda "experience" might look on the Wii U. Speaking to IndustryGamers, Aonuma recalled being involved with early Wii U meetings to determine the..

News: Zelda is No Longer Royalty in Skyward Sword

Zelda is No Longer Royalty in Skyward Sword

Bombshell

It's only fitting for a legend to be based on a princess, but one of the most famous faces in Nintendo royalty is about to lose her crown, as Eiji Aonuma has revealed that Zelda is no longer a princess in Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. So what is Link's relationship with his long time collaborative partner? Aonuma says: She's a childhood...

News: Nintendo Nearly Dropped MotionPlus from Skyward Sword

Nintendo Nearly Dropped MotionPlus from Skyward Sword

Tea table nearly toppled

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is one of a handful of Wii MotionPlus-exclusive games for Wii, but series leader Eiji Aonuma revealed in a recent interview that it nearly panned out very differently. Aonuma explained that after several years of development time with MotionPlus, he questioned whether the accessory was a good...

Rumour: Nintendo to Reveal New Zelda Game at E3

Nintendo to Reveal New Zelda Game at E3

Will it be for Café?

Plenty of things in life get lost in translation, but hopefully this isn't one of them. French website Power-Nintendo has a correspondent in Japan, who recently attended a live event for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. According to the website, Zelda overlord Eiji Aonuma let slip a big secret slip: we'll see a new Zelda at...

News: Metacritic Career Ratings Pit Aonuma Versus Miyamoto

Metacritic Career Ratings Pit Aonuma Versus Miyamoto

But who wins?

Love it or loathe it, Metacritic is here to stay. The site collates review scores for thousands of films, TV shows and of course video games, but while the site is the source of plenty of debate it has given rise to an entertaining pastime: Metacritic Top Trumps. The site was recently updated to allow you to see average Metacritic career scores for game developers, letting you pit the..

News: Aonuma Confirms Zelda is Not the Skyward Sword

Aonuma Confirms Zelda is Not the Skyward Sword

Princess present but not in weapon form

Ever since the very first piece of teaser artwork was produced for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – long before it was even known as Skyward Sword, even – there's been discussion of who or what the sword would be. Eiji Aonuma has confirmed the sword does have a personality but you can rule out one possibility: it's not Princess Zelda. Stating that the..

News: Skyward Sword Swinging For Early 2011 Release

Skyward Sword Swinging For Early 2011 Release

At least it's not late 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's release being pushed back to 2011 might have been a disappointing pill to swallow, but soldier on we must. Whilst not making it in-time for this year's Christmas wish list, the release window for Link's latest adventure is materializing. Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Skyward Sword producer Eiji Aonuma had this to say..

News: Nintendo Considering Online Play and DLC for Future Zeldas

Nintendo Considering Online Play and DLC for Future Zeldas

Eiji Aonuma talks extra content and multiplayer

Zelda games are single-player epics: one elf questing to prevent the resurrection of a giant evil and destruction of the world. But if Eiji Aonuma can make it work, we may one day see a Zelda game with online functions. Speaking to GameInformer, Mr Aonuma said he's constantly thinking about how people play together and how best to fit that into the..

News: Nintendo: We Don't Want To Remake Past Zelda Games

Nintendo: We Don't Want To Remake Past Zelda Games

Producer Eiji Aonuma doesn't want to break "emotional attachment" to classic titles

In an excellent interview with IGN, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has explained why Nintendo doesn't follow the lead of other companies and remake vintage entries in the franchise: Whenever we have to think about the remake, we have to also think about the background, especially what kind of situation, what kind of..

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