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The Legend of Zelda team is "more careful" over artistic direction after initial negativity surrounding Wind Waker

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has said the team is cautious when it comes to designing the look of new Zelda titles after the initial, negative reaction to 2002's The Wind Waker.

Speaking with gamesTM in its latest issue (via Nintendo Everything), Aonuma said that due to such a drastic leap, the team is "more careful".

“We encountered an awful lot of problems from the drastic leap we took with Wind Waker," he said. "I think we will be a bit more careful. If we find a new approach that not just the developers, but also the users would enjoy then I think we will want to break new ground again. But we haven’t found such an approach yet."

A high definition re-release of The Wind Waker is now available on Wii U.

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