While at E3, IGN had a chance to sit down with Eiji Aonuma and throw some interesting questions at the producer about Zelda‘s future.

The fate of Toon Link? Mr. Aonuma was quick to say that Toon Link wasn’t retired, but he wasn’t exactly sure that they’d ever use him again. He didn’t want to make any definitive statements, because he feels that if a future game warrants it, then it’s a possibility. But it doesn’t seem all that likely.

More after the jump.

When asked about the future of Four Swords, Aonuma was happy to say that he is constantly thinking about it. He doesn’t have a definite timeline for it, but he looks forward to the day when they can work on it. Also, he specifically mentioned online play being a possibility this time around.

Also, at E3 there were demos of classic NES games on the 3DS, and IGN asked Mr. Aonuma if there were any plans to revert back to the classic overhead view in any future handheld games. While saying that he hadn’t thought of doing so, Aonuma said that it was an intriguing idea, and the 3D would add an interesting new vertical layer. So if we end up seeing that come to fruition, I suppose we’ll have IGN to thank for the great idea.

The full article is well worth the read and can be found on IGN’s site.

Source: IGN (tip by ZoraMikau)