While it may not have been mentioned during last week’s Nintendo Direct broadcast, the Wii U installment of the Legend of Zelda appears to be coming together well, according to series producer Eiji Aonuma.
Speaking to the magazine Famitsu, Aonuma offered a few comments on the title’s progress, using a couple of food analogies to describe some of the gameplay tweaks players can expect to find in the game. According to Aonuma, development is “progressing well,” and “the change in flavor [of Zelda Wii U] will be like going from Japanese food to Western food,” hinting that the game may draw more influence from Western-developed titles than previous installments. Aonuma also acknowledged Ocarina of Time’s lingering influence on the franchise, particularly its structure, calling the game the “base of our secret sauce” for the series.
Of course, Aonuma is not content to simply recycle Ocarina of Time once more, citing his desire to create “something new” with Zelda Wii U. “Please look forward to it, because I think we’ll be able to make ‘something new’ like Ocarina of Time was.”
The next Legend of Zelda game for Wii U is currently slated to arrive later this year.