Eiji Aonuma Archive

Future Zelda games to use motion controls

If the thought of Skyward Sword being the first and last Zelda game to make great use of motion controls saddens you, fear not, for Eiji Aonuma himself has admitted that he can no longer see the series returning to its button-based roots. I honestly think we cannot go back to button controls now, so I […]

Zelda Wii U will “challenge” series conventions

Many gamers (myself included) have been greatly enjoying The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword over the past couple of weeks, pleased with all the new and refreshing gameplay elements it brought to the Zelda franchise. However, in the newest issue of Nintendo Power, Eiji Aonuma revealed that Skyward Sword was only the beginning – Zelda Wii U is […]

The next Zelda game won’t take five years to produce

In the latest Skyward Sword-related Iwata Asks segment, our favorite President of Nintendo talked with Eiji Aonuma, the game’s producer; and Hidemaro Fujibayashi, its director. During the segment, Iwata pointed out that five years is a long time to develop a game and that it would be nice if they could do it in three. […]

Aonuma talks Zelda, Wii U, and motion control

In a recent interview, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has been discussing the future of the Zelda series and how he feels they can’t “go back” to traditional button control. I don’t think we could go back to button control, especially after creating something that’s as natural to use as the interface that we have with the […]

Aonuma shares more Zelda Wii U ideas

In the latest issue of Nintendo Power, Eiji Aonuma shared some more thoughts on a Zelda Wii U game. The dual screen action is one of the things he is most excited about. I really think [having two screens is] one of the most exciting features of the system. Unlike the Nintendo DS, there’s distance between […]

Aonuma shares some more thoughts on Zelda Wii U

While speaking to Nintendo Power, Eiji Aonuma shared some more thoughts about what features could be included in Zelda Wii U. While he didn’t go into any detail claiming that it would spoil the reveal of the game he did speak about how the touchscreen controller could be useful in a Zelda game. “But one […]

Aonuma talks Zelda and the Wii U, hints at online play

While speaking to Industry Gamers, Eiji Aonuma stated that he has been working on the Wii U in some capacity for about two years. He was often asked how Zelda would work on the Nintendo Wii U which resulted in the HD Zelda experience that we saw at E3. You know, that beautifully detailed demo of […]

Zelda Wii U to have Wind Waker type graphics?

Remember that really stunning Zelda demo that was showcased at E3? How could anyone forget the beautiful demonstration. Not long after that Feld0 reported that Miyamoto had confirmed that a Zelda game would be coming to the Wii U. But those thinking that the finished game will be akin to that gorgeous demo at E3 […]

New Zelda title to be revealed at E3

Not too long ago, Eiji Aonuma appeared on Famitsu’s TV channel, Nico Nico, and apparently revealed a very interesting little tidbit while he was on there: namely, that a new Zelda title would get shown during the week of E3 in celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary. That’s all we’ve got. The platform of the […]