Legendary Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma recently took the opportunity to speak to Japanese gaming publication 4Gamer about all things Zelda. Aonuma briefly discussed the next Zelda title which is being build for the Wii U from the ground up. One of the things that Aonuma mentioned is the next Zelda title will fully utilise the Wii U GamePad, more so than the recently released Gamecube remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
4Gamer: How is the new Wii U title coming along?
Eiji Aonuma: Of course it’s moving along. We also have to reflect on what we did with Wind Waker for our next title. Since Wind Waker HD was a remake, there were limits to what we could do with the Wii U GamePad, but for a new title, we can utilize it to the fullest.
4Gamer: So people who have played Wind Waker HD can expect some of those elements to carry over onto the next game.
Eiji Aonuma: I believe so. For example, on the Wii U GamePad, you have a map display on the screen. This map isn’t just for the sea, it’s also for other locations as well. We will reflect on these sort of things for a new game.