A new interview with Eiji Aonuma is up over on Zelda Informer and an interesting tidbit from it is that Aonuma says the next Zelda game for Wii U will feature the GamePad to the fullest. The relevant bit of the interview is below:
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.
It’s interesting to see Aonuma talk about the GamePad functions for Wind Waker HD and how those relate to the new Zelda title, but I hope using the GamePad to its fullest extent means more than just putting the map on the bottom screen. What do you think?