First, might I ask you to briefly introduce yourselves?
Howdy, I’m Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda collection. My first function within the collection was designing dungeons for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1). I served because the director and producer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2), and I’ve been the collection’ producer ever since.
Howdy, I’m Hidemaro Fujibayashi, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s director. Persevering with from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (3) and the earlier sport, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (4), I proposed the elemental concept of the sport and directed all the manufacturing staff.
Hello, I’m Takuhiro Dohta, the technical director for this sport. I have been concerned within the Legend of Zelda collection in numerous totally different roles, however The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the primary time I labored on a Legend of Zelda sport from the very begin. On this title too, I used to be liable for the sport’s general technical course.
Hello, I’m Satoru Takizawa, the artwork director for this sport. I first joined the collection with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and since then, I’ve been dealing with paintings and design for titles resembling The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (5) and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I’ve coordinated the visuals since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Howdy, I’m Hajime Wakai, the sound director. My first involvement within the collection was after I composed music for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. I’ve been concerned because the sound director for the collection since The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Thanks very a lot. Many could already be acquainted, however, Aonuma-san, might you give us a quick introduction to the Legend of the Zelda collection?
In fact. The Legend of Zelda collection is ready within the kingdom of Hyrule, the place the sacred energy of goddesses resides. It’s a collection that includes each motion and puzzle fixing, through which the protagonist Hyperlink, the participant’s avatar, battles in opposition to Ganondorf and others who’re scheming to acquire that energy. In lots of video games, Hyperlink should additionally assist Princess Zelda who’s destined to be endowed with the sacred energy of goddesses. This title, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, is a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which launched in 2017. As soon as once more, it takes place within the huge land of Hyrule after the conclusion of the earlier sport.
So this title picks up after the occasions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Sure, this title is ready in Hyrule shortly after the tip of the earlier sport. There are various explanation why we selected this setting. After ending growth on the earlier title, we questioned if we might make it doable for gamers to proceed exploring the world after they’ve reached the sport’s ending.
The Legend of Zelda collection appears to be a type of franchises the place the visible type and sport mechanics usually change drastically for every entry. Was there ever a dialogue about creating a brand new sport with a very new world quite than a sequel?
No, probably not. Though the earlier title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has its personal conclusion, we began to give you new concepts that we wished to convey to life on this already realised model of Hyrule, so our course in making a sequel didn’t change.