Nintendo Life held an interview with Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma and Yosuke Hayashi of Koei Tecmo, and toward the end, Aonuma and Hayashi were asked if they had any closing thoughts. Hayashi shared that although he felt that the bar for Hyrule Warriors was set high, he is pleased with the Japanese fans’ reactions to the game, and hopes it also does well in North America and Europe.
Aonuma responded with his closing thoughts, saying:
“Looking at the comments on Miiverse regarding Hyrule Warriors, it’s been great to see a lot of positive feedback. But one of the things that leaves me with rather complicated feelings is that people are saying, ‘Oh wow, I really love the cutscenes in this game! This is better than the stuff Nintendo does!’ Of course, that leaves me a little conflicted, and gives me a mission now to make sure that the new Zelda game that I’m working on can hold its own in that aspect against Hyrule Warriors!”
It’s great to see that Nintendo values the opinions of their fans. Based on Aonuma’s statement, we can expect Zelda Wii U’s cutscenes to be very different than anything we’ve ever seen in a Zelda game.
You can read the rest of the interview with Aonuma and Hayashi on Nintendo Life’s website.