We’re still about a month away from Breath of the Wild, but true to form Eiji Aonuma, Shigeru Miyamoto, and the teams at Nintendo are always looking ahead to the next game.
“It’s always easy to top the best,” Aonuma stated when he and Miyamoto sat down to talk to IGN. He went on to explain, “I haven’t been able to fully use all of the new features of the system.”
The series producer shed only some vague light on what the next game will be. “I think the core element of Zelda gameplay kind of stays the same. There’s the main character development as well as characters you meet along the way, and then you learn new things as the character develops. With that said I think we could keep all that, and then I do wonder how we can expand from here with that in mind.”
Miyamoto then jokingly pointed out, “Mr. Aonuma is the producer for Zelda. If we don’t create another one, he’s going to be out of a job, that should be his motivation for another one.”
Seeing as Breath of the Wild is launching on the Wii U and Switch, we could see the series’s path mirror the one it took on the Wii. Twilight Princess was ported over to the Wii for its launch in 2006 while Skyward Sword, built specifically for the console, came out five years later in 2011. It’s probably too early to get excited for Zelda: Switch in 2022, but the prospect should make the system an even more promising investment for Zelda fans.