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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Producer Calls Open World ‘the New Format to Proceed From’

The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom of Tears builds on the groundbreaking open-world design of 2017’s Breath of the Wild, and the sequel’s creative lead is the Zelda team’s commitment to continue this in future titles. It seems that he has accepted to stick to the method.

in an interview with game informerZelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and Tears of the Kingdom director Hidemaro Fujibayashi discussed the future of the Zelda series, saying that the open-world format, or “open-air” as Nintendo liked to call it in 2017, will be in the future. said to continue.

“I think it’s fair to say that Ocarina of Time set the format for many titles in the series to some extent,” Aonuma said. “But in a way it was a little bit restrictive for us. We always aim to give players certain freedoms, but to give people that freedom the format doesn’t really allow it. There were certain things, of course the series continued.” It’s going to evolve after Ocarina of Time, but now it’s Breath of the Wild and the new type of more open play and play that it brings. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that we’ve reached freedom. We created a new kind of format to advance the series. ”

Aonuma’s new comments echo what the longtime Zelda producer said in 2017. Shortly after the release of Breath of the Wild, Aonuma said, “This is probably going to be the standard form from now on.”

Just because it’s an open world standard doesn’t mean other types of Zelda games will never come out again. In the years between Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom came the Musou-style Breath of the Wild prequel, a rhythm spin-off, a 2D Zelda remake, and Skyward Sword Remaster. While the next open-world game is in development, Nintendo will continue to release other types of Zelda experiences.

Nintendo definitely won gold with the open-world Zelda format. We gave Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom a pair of 10 points, and of Tears of the Kingdom, “Nintendo has won victory after victory, expanding a world that has already exceeded expectations and felt fulfilling.” , has evolved and raised the bar.” Beyond the clouds. ”

And for all your help with Tears of the Kingdom, check out our Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough and our guide to getting through Hyrule. In fact, you can start here.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over 7 years of experience in the games industry and has written byline articles for IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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