A whole new world

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has spoken to Japanese magazine Famitsu about the forthcoming Legend of Zelda on Wii U, and the good news is that development appears to be progressing well.

Aonuma says he and his team have been "busy", and observes similarities between development of this new title and Skyward Sword, the last mainline domestic Zelda outing:

When we did Skyward Sword for the Wii, at the end stages of development, I was in charge of the characters' dialogue and the in-game text. And, now as well, it's like it was then. I had to work on text today, too.

While he's having to help out in many different ways, Aonuma says that things are getting easier, and even says that fans should expect "something new" with the upcoming release:

The game has really taken shape, and things have gotten easier. That means things are progressing well. I think the base of our secret sauce has always been Ocarina of Time. But this time, the change in flavour will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food. Perhaps, players will be surprised. Please look forward to it, because I think we'll be able to make 'something new' like Ocarina of Time was.

The as-yet-untitled Zelda outing on Wii U is coming later this year.

[source kotaku.com]