While fans eagerly lined up to play the newly remastered Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD game at E3 this year, many more fans were disappointed there was no news concerning a fresh Zelda installment for Wii U. Series producer Eiji Aonuma has given a small hint about the next series however, as he says the development team is using Wind Waker HD as a test bed for the brand-new Zelda game. In addition to adding Miiverse support to Wind Waker HD, Aonuma says these social aspects will make an apperance in Zelda for Wii U as well.
“Wind Waker HD is kind of a testing ground for us. With Wind Waker we were able to accomplish, for the first time, to create a seamless experience. You traveled a great sea… also [we are adding] the Miiverse communication of playing with others virtually. So we’re going to take things like this and add to those so the Wii U [new Zelda] experience should be one that is satisfying to players.”
It’s interesting to see Aonuma admit that a game that was originally released on Gamecube will be having some effect on a brand new title currently in development. What sort of social features would you like to see in the new Legend of Zelda game? Remember, Miiverse has been used in some highly creative ways, such as Capcom including Miiverse posts on some of the monsters when you die in Resident Evil: Revelations.