When asked what open worlds inspired the Zelda team as a whole, he said “When I was working on Breath of the Wild, the director [Hidemaro Fujibayashi] was playing Skyrim.”
But what about these days? Mr. Aonuma say’s he’s been playing the upcoming rhythm-based game Cadence of Hyrule. “Recently I’ve been very busy, especially with Link’s Awakening… So on my breaks I’ve been playing Cadence of Hyrule. So I’ve been kind of overloaded with a lot of Zelda recently.”
This morning, Nintendo revealed it’s working on a sequel to Breath of the Wild, and we later learned it’s not related to Majora’s Mask – in fact, it’s even darker.
Nintendo also revealed a release date for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch, and we’ve learned 22 new details since.
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