Eiji Aonuma has been the creative mind behind the Legend of Zelda series since original creative lead Shigeru Miyamoto stepped away from the series after Ocarina of Time.  Whatever love or hate you’ve had with the Zelda series since then, Aonuma has been the man responsible.

But now Aonuma talks about changing the formula. A formula which has remained consistent for the better part of 11 years.

“It’s not that anyone is telling me we have to change the formula. I want to change it. I’m kind of getting tired of it. If I’m getting tired of it, then I’m sure other people are getting tired of it. There is an essential ‘Zelda’ I feel we need to stay true to. We are still testing things, exploring our options. We haven’t landed anywhere at this point. We’re still seeing what we can do.”

Those who have played the series are familiar with the formula.  We’re introduced to our hero and usually rename him something that makes the inner 14-year-old laugh. From there we head out to the intro dungeons, where we find a conveniently placed item which lets us proceed. After a few of these we carry on to the advanced dungeons and epic end boss battle. Rinse and repeat. With a new Zelda title coming to the Wii U sometime in the future however, this could mean massive changes to the series. 

Maybe they’ll finally drop water temples.

Source: ZeldaInformer

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