The next installment in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series has entered development, series producer Eiji Aonuma has confirmed.
Development on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild drew to a close upon the release of Champion’s Ballad, it’s second major expansion late last year.
Now, work has begun on a successor to what many consider one of the greatest games ever made, let alone in the beloved series.
Aonuma confirmed the start of its production in Master Works, a new artbook based on Breath of the Wild. Don’t get too excited, though, release is still a couple years away at minimum.
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In a recent interview with IGN, Aonuma also spoke about how future Zelda titles will offer substantial freedom much like Breath of the Wild.
“I can’t speak to what other people, other companies will do in their own games, but I think for me, especially just in terms of the Zelda series, the incredible freedom that this game offers you and how well that’s been received…to me, it means that freedom, that level of freedom is something that needs to be maintained in Zelda games going forward,” Aonuma said. “My eyes have been opened to how important that is.”
Breath of the Wild is easily one of the most rewarding open-worlds we’ve ever had the pleasure of exploring, earning a well deserved 10/10 in our review.
“If there’s a better game out there than Breath of the Wild, I haven’t played it. Nintendo has created, for me, the greatest game of all time. It’s everything I want from a game and one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had.”
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