Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma recently confirmed some interesting things about Zelda Wii in an interview with IGN, including the fact that they planned to change the “flow” of Zelda games.

“We’re making efforts regarding the total flow of the Zelda game. So far, the basic flow of the Zelda games is you’re exploring a field, you go to a dungeon, you conquer it and return to the field. We’re looking at altering that traditional flow. That’s all I can share, and I can’t say more until E3 next year.”

Aonuma also had some other comments about Zelda Wii – namely, the use of the Wii MotionPlus.

“We’re taking advantage of MotionPlus. It’s become very natural – the movement of your arms is precisely reflected in the gameplay. Thanks to the technological advancements, we hope the gameplay can be more accessible to people.”

He also had an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, in which he said that “some” of the speculating about Zelda Wii is correct, though that isn’t very helpful because there are literally thousands of different obscure speculations out there. You can read more about that here.

  • Exziron

    omg I can't wait for Zelda Wii!!

  • Curly Q

    Hurry up E3!

  • GenoKID

    Changing the flow of Zelda? That's what makes the game! Oh well. I guess we'll have to see what Aonuma has in store.

  • James

    I tend not to take what nintendo says at 100% value. They will make like there doing some big changes to the series but in actuality the Zelda game come out more or less the same as OOT with the same formula its been using since the first Zelda game. I hope they do make some changes to the engine and series to be honest, but I wount hold my breath. I think we will see Motion control sword movments and such, but I don't think it will be like what everone is expecting.

  • ChrisRedfield/Link

    i love zelda as much as i do resident evil and to go to resident evil for a sec when they went to RE 4 the series was ruined (meaning the game changed if you have played it) hopefully when zelda changes it wont screw the series up and hey this is just my point of view but ZTP was a great game for Wii i havnt played CT but it is not a real zelda game from the looks of it anyway i hope they dont screw the series up like RE and from teh sounds of it it really is going to be good

  • ChainofTermina

    hmmmmmm. from the sound of it, it almost seems like Link is going to go from one dungeon to the next without any problem solveing in between. almost as if exploring Hyrule will be optional. of course I'm taking wild guesses because of the "you don't have to go back to the field" thing.

    some of the speculations of Zelda Wii are correct, eh? yeah, that totally means we were right about the Master sword girl, seeing as how it's the most talked about thing that has to do with Zelda Wii. Aonuma just pretty much confirmed that girl is the Master Sword. because, I mean, come on. at this point it would almost be a disappointment if it WASN'T the master sword.

  • I just reported this on ZT, but it seems interesting. I'm excited to see this.

  • Justin Basl

    Thank you!! That's the kind of enginuity in zelda games that we need. Think outside of the box. When you make the flow of the game different, then it will highten the experience for the gamer, sometimes for the better. Hopefully not for the worst.

  • The Fierce Oni

    Yes but then they made Resident Evil 5 which is just awesome.

    Honestly, I wish they'd make another sequel. Twilight Princess was downright BEAST.
    Majora's Mask was somewhat of a sequel, and it is my favorite one.

    I'd like to see them do something with Link celebrating after saving Hyrule AGAIN, and maybe settling down, and then years later things go wrong. Maybe some corruption or betrayal… give the plot something more unique, and maybe even DARKER. *gasp*
    Oh and I'd like for them to bring back the musical instruments. That was my favorite part of ANY Zelda game.
    And instead of these linear dungeons, make it to where you can go to any one at any time. But depending on the time you do visit it, it could be harder, or easier. Who knows.
    Different items too. I know they all LOOKED different in Twilight Princess, but they were all just made newer looking. Except for the Spinner. Some creativity right there.
    Oh and maybe, you know, no more Ganon. He killed him once, and that should be enough.

    But eh, we will see.

  • sam

    iv heard once that they plan on re maken (ocorana of time) and (majoras mask for the WII) i would like to knw if any one had any more info on this also as much as i love the zeda seires i would prefure they put some sort of battle difficulty setting for those of us who love the additional challenge of a zelda battle

  • Nitramtj

    If they're changing the order the game play, this could be really good or bad. This gives them an opportunity to break away from the linear pattern the games have been using for awhile or endorse it even more. I'm excited about the motion plus but I hope it is used more then just using several items.

  • tt3 l1nk

    i have a feeling they are just going to make it non-linear. I feel like lately that is kind of zelda's drawback when compared with games like oblivion. In oblivion there was so much to do and while zelda has sidequests, its just not the same because theirs only like 2 of them.

  • Business Shrub

    I like this, change has allways been good to Zelda, although right now I'm trying to wrap my head around this new and vague concept, I just don't understand what way the game play will change. But experimenting and making changes has to be a good thing, especially when you have the perseverance to keep experimenting until you arrive at something awesome! Go Zelda Wii! We will be playing it!

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