Pointing to the famous Miyamoto quote, “Twilight Princess will be, without a doubt, the last Zelda game as you know it in its present form,” the gaming site Player Affinity put together an article asking if Skyward Sword can evolve the series beyond what they call the “ultimately staling Zelda formula.”
Whether you agree with them on that point or not, they do bring up some interesting points in their article on the topic.
Hit the jump for more on this article.
Looking into the origins of the series for clues as to what we might expect from a revolutionized Zelda, they reference another quote, from Eiji Aonuma this time: “I’ve been talking about this with Miyamoto-san, and we’ve been throwing around the phrase ‘back to basics’ as we were asking each other what core elements made The Legend of Zelda games fun.”
Taking this to indicate a return to the origins of the Zelda series, the author of the article looks to the oft-maligned Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for potential reintroductions of long-absent early Zelda.
Alas, this article offers more questions than answers and leaves one contemplating the possibilities, which is certainly the purpose, but this news correspondent would have preferred something a bit more solid – at least some guesses.
But that’s where you come in. Let us know in the comments below how you think Nintendo could revolutionize Zelda.
You can read the article at their site here.