The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – Miiting interview

Miiting Twilight Princess HDYesterday, MariChan held another Miiting interview over on Miiverse. This time, it was Eiji Aonuma’s turn to answer plenty of questions, about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD to be more precise. If you’re interested in reading the full thing, you can do so by clicking here!

Here’s some of the highlights from this Miiting:

  • Eiji Aonuma has “many memories and deep feelings” for this game, because it was the last game he personally directed;
  • they went with an “older and darker ” Link in this game, to contrast with the young and energetic Link in The Wind Waker. Naturally, the story turned out rather serious and dark as a result;
  • for the controls of the Wii U version, they focused on “creating a great gameplay experience by making the most of everything that the Wii U GamePad has to offer”
  • Eiji Aonuma actually wanted a Telma amiibo;
  • the main reason they wanted to make a HD remaster of the game was to improve the picture quality;
  • Eiji Aonuma actually got a bit depressed when he went to replay the game, and found out about flaws he didn’t even notice at the time. Thankfully, they were able to fix some of them in this HD remaster;
  • Eiji Aonuma thought of having Link transform a wolf because of a dream he had during an oversea trip. He dreamt he was a wolf inside a prison cell;

Here’s some concept-art he shared for Wolf Link and Midna:

  • [spoiler] Nobody really knows why Zant does that “thing” with his neck after your battle with the final boss;
  • Eiji Aonuma’s favorite mini-game is Rollgoal, and his least favorite… the Balloon Popping Game (since he had to play it so many times during playtesting);
  • his wife actually beat the game without knowing you could lock on to enemies.

Make sure to click here in order to read the full thing!

Finally, here’s two videos for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, from Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America:

Head after the break for the second one!


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