With the release of Twilight Princess HD came the game’s last retrospective that surprisingly offered our first nugget of Zelda Wii U information in months. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to grease the hype machine after a long year since the game’s delay. Now thanks to a recent Famitsu interview with Eiji Aonuma, translated by Kotaku, we have more to speculate on.
“Busy,” was the first word that came to mind when Aonuma was asked about his current work on the new title. He continued on to say, “When we did Skyward Sword for the Wii, at the end stages of development, I was in charge of the characters’ dialogue and the in-game text. And, now as well, it’s like it was then.”
Does this imply Zelda Wii U is in the last stages of development? Many Zelda fans and theorists think so; videos on the subject sprouted all over YouTube. But that wasn’t the only tidbit to come out of the interview. According to Aonuma, he and his team want Zelda Wii U to offer “something new” in the same way Ocarina of Time did at its original release on the N64. It’s the driving phrase behind development, which is “progressing well” now that “things have gotten easier.”
As if that wasn’t enough to get fans talking, Aonuma offered an odd food analogy. “I think the base of our secret sauce has always been Ocarina of Time. But this time, the change in flavor will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food.” Could this mean a more Western influence will be in Zelda Wii U? Or is Aonuma simply attempting to describe the experience of trying something new from a Japanese perspective? Until we learn more about the game we won’t know for sure. What do you think all of it means? Share your ideas and hopes with us.