After dabbling with the Wii's motion controls for Twilight Princess and managing to fully include them in Skyward Sword, Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma has said that future Legend of Zelda games will not go back to standard button controls.
Speaking with Official Nintendo Magazine
, Aonuma says that while he did consider scrapping the Wii Motion Plus technology for Skyward Sword
, it will now be very difficult to go back to buttons after actually working out the kinks.
"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," he revealed. Skyward Sword
has been hailed by critics and fans as one of the best games in the Legend of Zelda
series, which is a lot considering Ocarina of Time
still holds weight as one of the Best Games of All Time.
If that's the reception from the audience, then it makes sense that Nintendo would want to continue down the path of motion control. With Wii U rocking a massive controller however, it begs the question just how the next Nintendo console will seek to innovate in the role-playing franchise.