Aonuma: Wii U tech will help Zelda “change and evolve”

By Brenna Hillier
12 September 2011 07:08 GMT

The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has reiterated the team’s excitement at the prospect of checking out the Wii U hardware post Skyward Sword.

“The demo that we showed at E3 was really just more of a rough idea of if all we were to do was to take a Zelda game and put it in HD, this is what it might look like,” Aonuma told GameInformer, reiterating a cautionary message repeated endlessly since the Windwaker debacle.

“We’re much more interested in looking at the power of the Wii U system and seeing how we can take advantage of that power to do things that we haven’t been able to do in a Zelda game before.

“One of our goals with [Skyward Sword] is to be the first step in illustrating for people how the Zelda series can change and evolve.”

While not confirming further 3DS releases, Aonuma also told the magazine that the Zelda team believes it will be able to do something “very interesting” with the portable.

“It will be a game in which having 3D will mean something,” he said of a possible 3DS project.

The full interview appears in the October issue of GameInformer.

The next game in The Legend of Zelda series is Skyward Sword, believed to be the last first party game for the Wii, which is due in November.

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