Work has begun on the next installment of one of the most legendary video game franchises of all time, The Legend of Zelda. This information comes from a note by Eiji Aonuma, (who has been director or producer on every Zelda game since 1998’s Ocarina of Time) in an official art book that bears the same name as the last entry into the franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game, Breath of the Wild was released in early March of this year and has garnered a 10 score on IGN with a community score of 8.9.
Given how much of a game-changer that latest Zelda game was, fans are wondering whether this next game will be another attempt to overhaul, or if it’ll be more of an iterative one. Given Nintendo’s history, the latter certainly feels like the most likely.
As someone who has played a good number of the games since the first one, I’m interested to see what direction they end up going with this one. The franchise has gone a long way since it’s 8-bit beginnings, and fans’ continued patience and acceptance of the new has helped catapult it deep into the pop culture-sphere.
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