Welcome to the new and expansive world of Zelda.
Coming in 2015, the next Legend of Zelda title is slated to make its offical main series debut on the Wii U. Eiji Aounuma, Nintendo developer and one of the brains behind this upcoming title, spoke about the game in detail during Nintendo’s E3 2014 “Digital Event.” Players will enter a new land that’s fully open and ripe for thorough exploration by Link. This game was designed to place players into a large world that makes them think about what to do and where to go next at all times.
You can watch how everything works out for yourself in the beautiful trailer seen above.
Here’s what Eiji Aounuma had to say about what this new Zelda will incorporate:
As far as what you can do with such a vast field to explore, as soon as those boundaries are removed, it means you can enter any area from any direction. So the puzzle solving in this game begins the moment the player starts to think about where they want to go, how they want to get there, and what they will do when they arrive. This is a clean break from the conventions of past games in the Zelda series, where you had to follow a set path and play through the scenario in the right order.