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The Legend of Zelda Series To Stick With Skyward Sword’s Motion Controls


Speaking with Official Nintendo Magazine in the U.K., The Legend of Zelda series producer, Eiji Aonuma, says that he feels Zelda can’t go back to button controls after the advances made by The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.


“I honestly think we cannot go back to button controls now, so I think that these controls will be used in future Zelda titles, too,” Aonuma told ONM in a recent interview.


In previous statements regarding a Zelda game on Wii U, Aonuma has suggested the idea of the Wii U’s tablet-like controller equipped with a touchscreen making it easier to select and use items. Naturally, this wouldn’t be possible if Aonuma wishes to stick with Skyward Sword’s controls in the future.


It makes one wonder whether a Zelda on Wii U will ultimately have to abandon the tablet controller and be built around the Wii Remote instead (which Wii U is compatible with) or if the team has something else in mind.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.