Earlier this week, Nintendo shared a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, called “Head Back into the Twilight”.
This week, Famitsu featured an interview with Eiji Aonuma and Tomomi Sano. It’s mostly about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but Aonuma does mention the next Zelda game on Wii U: you can click here to learn more about that.
In the interview, Eiji Aonuma confirms that they had the idea to make a HD remake for Twilight Princess when they were experimenting for the next Zelda game on Wii U. They decided to go with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD first, because it came out before Twilight Princess. However, when The Wind Waker HD was completed, development of Zelda Wii U was already in full-swing, which is why they went and asked Tantatlus to develop the remaster.
The team actually thought of having motion controls using the Wii Remote, but they decided against it for two reasons:
- having the map on the GamePad was pretty convenient;
- aiming with the gyroscope of the GamePad is sort of a substitute for using the pointer.
Tomomi Sano also explains that they had to resist making the game look too photorealistic, especially since the original game isn’t. They had the original art director, Satoru Takizawa, oversee everything and give guidance to the developers at Tantalus. Unsurprisingly, the language barrier caused some issues, and they even had to resort to drawing pictures when words failed them.
You can read the full interview translated over at Source Gaming!
If you’re interested in another interview, you can click here to check out Stack.net’s!
Finally, there’s a Miiiting interview, and Nintendo wants YOU to ask the question. Click here to check out MariChan’s post, and submit your own questions to Eiji Aonuma!
Yesterday, 4Gamer.net shared some screenshots for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Be careful: they’re in their native resolution (1080p), and some of them are pretty big (over 1MB). In other words: if you’re on a metered connection, you might want to avoid checking them out!
Here’s the screenshots… after the break!