Remember a few months ago when Eiji Aonuma said that the next console Zelda title for the Wii U might not be using motion controls akin to Skyward Sword’s? He’s since changed his mind, and has now stated that motion controls (with similar MotionPlus technology, as featured in Skyward Sword but not in Twilight Princess on the Wii) are, in fact, the future of the Zelda series. “I honestly think we cannot go back to button controls now, so I think that these controls will be used in future Zelda titles, too.” This is good news for anyone who enjoys the 1:1 sword combat and other motion features that debuted in Skyward Sword, but bad news for gamers who still yearn for traditional button gameplay. Into which category do you fall?
The full interview with Mr. Aonuma can be read in the January 2012 issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, which goes on sale this month.