Aonuma: Zelda players “most dedicated” of all fanbases

Friday, 18th November 2011 01:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma wants to thank series fans for their dedication.

“When Mr Miyamoto approached me years ago to design the dungeons for The Legend of Zelda; Ocarina of Time, I recognised that I was given the opportunity that might never come again in my life,” Aonuma said in a video marking the 25th anniversary of the series.

“What I didn’t know is that I would be welcomed into what I believe to be the most dedicated, and passionate group of fans that I have ever encountered.

“I am truly humbled by your support and thank you all.”

Aonuma was joined by composer Koji Kondo as they thanked fans and discussed their gratitude to players.

See the full message below.

The latest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, is out now, exclusively for Wii.




  1. CityCobra

    GamingXP: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: (WII) – 93%

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword may not the big first step into a new era Ocarina of Time was, but it’s a strong close to the first 25 years, making the most of the dated Wii. The controls aren’t just good, they actually do their part in making the game appealing. The entertaining story offers some surpises – Zelda not being a princess even risks offending purists! – and by virtue of that really feels fresh. Yes, Skyward Sword is a good reason to dust off the old Wii one last time.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Joe Musashi

    “Dedicated”? Well, that’s one word for it I suppose. ;)


    #2 3 years ago
  3. Kabby

    This charm offensive is a bit too Japanese for me. The first time you boot this game up you get a full screen message saying “Thank you for your purchase”. It was all a bit weird, like the actual game.

    It’s fun and adds some new touches that you’re used to seeing in other games. Gear upgrades, a bank, stamina bar and so on. Seeing this in Zelda makes you scratch your head at first.

    The wording of alot of the dialogue is also a bit odd. It’s not ‘bad’ but it reads strangely. You’ll see when you play it.

    I’d say it’s better than Twilight Princess and feels more like OoT but I’m not sure it deserves all the 10/10′s sites have been giving it.

    #3 3 years ago

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