Earlier today, Eurogamer published a rather sizeable interview of Eiji Aonuma, about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The interview covers quite a lot of topics, including how important Link waking up 100 years l after major events is in the story:
The fact that Link has been asleep for 100 years is a particularly important part of this story. It’s true that this is kind of a technique in a way – a storytelling technique – that we’d like to use this time so everyone can relate to that in his or her own way, and players can discover the importance of that point as they play through the game. How exactly that plays into the story as a whole… well, it’s very important, so as you can probably understand I can’t really say much more about it at this stage.
Eiji Aonuma also talks about when development began, the choices they had to make when porting the game to the Nintendo Switch, if they ever considered dropping the Wii U version altogether, and more.
More importantly, he has something pretty crucial to say about Princess Zelda’s crying scene in the latest trailer for the game, which has left fans divided. His answer? Wait until you’ve played the game, and don’t focus on just one scene taken out of context.
Regarding how Princess Zelda is portrayed in the trailer, obviously everyone has their own ideas of exactly how they would expect a female character to act or behave. What I would particularly like to emphasise is that the scene of her crying in the trailer is just one scene from the game – within the trailer itself it forms a dramatic high point, but that shouldn’t be taken too much out of context.
Princess Zelda as she appears in the game as a whole is very complex and multi-faceted, and it’s not as if she’s crying all the time in the game [laughs], so I would ask fans not to read too much into just that one scene from the trailer, and to please play the game and appreciate Zelda as she is in all her aspects.
Click here to check out the full interview, with many more answers about the game and its development!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U, Switch) comes out on March 3rd, worldwide.