Future Legend of Zelda Games Will Follow Breath of the Wild’s Style
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched for the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo Switch on March 3. It shifted away from the usual Legend of Zelda formula in many ways, especially in terms of its world structure. While some fans of the series worried about whether it would still feel like a Zelda game, Breath of the Wild received a positive reception and high praise.
That leaves players with an important question: what will the series do from here?
In the latest issue of the Weekly Famitsu producer Eiji Aonuma spoke about Breath of the Wild and the Legend of Zelda’s future. According to the translation from Gematsu, when asked if the next game “will evolve the open air concept of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” or return to the old dungeon-clearing gameplay style, Aonuma responded, “In the future, this will probably become the standard form.”
“Open air” is the term Nintendo prefers to use for Breath of the Wild, rather than call it an open world game. They felt “open air” described how the world was integrated into the adventure.
How do you feel about future Legend of Zelda games following Breath of the Wild’s gameplay style? What improvements would you like to see? Are there elements from previous games you’d like to see brought back? Let us know your thoughts on the Legend of Zelda’s future in the comments below.