Recently, Aonuma Eiji confirmed that the next installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise is being made. This is important because Aonuma is the person in charge of the franchise as its producer as well as its manager, meaning that what he says regarding the Zelda games can be trusted. On the one hand, this news is not particularly surprising because of the incredible success of The Legend of Zelda franchise; on the other hand, it is nonetheless welcome news to learn that Zelda fans can expect something new to come out sometime in the foreseeable future.
What Are Some of the Possibilities For the Next Zelda Game?
There are some interesting possibilities for what the next Zelda game could be, not least because there is next to nothing known about it at this point in time. For example, it is possible that the next Zelda game could be a follow-up to Breath of the Wild in the same way that Majora’s Mask was to Ocarina of Time, meaning that it would be a new story built around refinements of the concepts introduced in its predecessor. This would be perfect for people who loved Breath of the Wild, seeing as how the feedback of the players would provide the Zelda team with plenty of information that can be used to make a hypothetical even better than what its predecessor managed to be.
With that said, it is also not unimaginable for the next Zelda game to be something different. After all, Breath of the Wild has just come out, meaning that while something similar to it would prove popular with a significant segment of its players, it might not be able to reach the same heights because Zelda fans have already had those particular itches scratched for the time being. Instead, it is possible that the Zelda team might go for something different with the intent of bringing in a somewhat different player base to the franchise, thus enabling it to make its support that much broader. Alternatively, it is also possible that the Zelda team will decided to go for a remake of something that was popular in the past, which could work well because of the proven power of nostalgia in marketing.
Whatever the case, it seems probable that the new Zelda game will prove to be interesting. After all, it will be an installment in one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, meaning that it is difficult to imagine a Zelda game that won’t be able to fascinate a particular segment of potential players somewhere out there.
Of course, it is still much too soon to say much of anything about the next game in The Legend of Zelda franchise. After all, the timing means that it should still be in the earliest part of its development, meaning that next to nothing is known about what interested individuals can expect. However, the popularity of The Legend of Zelda franchise ensures that future information will be snapped up by Zelda fans like starving piranhas, meaning that interested individuals should continue paying attention for when more news comes out at some point in the future.