December 19, 2017
Breath of the Wild introduced us to many new concepts in the Zelda franchise. While there was a ton of stuff to do in the game, you know Nintendo wasn’t able to incorporate everything they wanted to. The great thing about Zelda is that there is always another game coming and Nintendo can implement those excluded ideas with Breath of the Wild into the new game. In a recent interview with IGN following the release of Breath of the Wild’s Champions’ Ballad DLC, Hidemaro stated,
“I can’t say at this point if it will be in sequels or in continuations, or what form it will take, but I definitely have lots of ideas and lots of motivation right now.”
I think while we were working on both the main game and the DLC, it was a process of constantly getting lots of different, new ideas as we refined the game, and finding new things we wanted to do. Even in situations like this, talking to people and finding out that people want to pet dogs gives me a lot of motivation, a lot of ideas for things we could put into the game.”
Producer Eiji Aonuma added,
“What we learned from the DLC this time around is that it’s almost like raising the world or enhancing the world. In the past, we always had to start from zero again, to completion. Usually we’d be thinking, ‘oh, I wish we could add this, we could do that.’ What we couldn’t do in that game, we would start fresh in a new game. But because we did a DLC, we realized it’s a great way to kind of just improve that world, and kind of enhance it, and kind of raise it like your own child.”
So what do you all think? What new ideas could we see in the next Zelda game? Let us know down in the comments!