Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma is looking towards the horizon. He sees his inevitable retirement on it, and has said that he would like to try making games other than The Legend of Zelda before he gets there.
"I?m 50 now, so I only have about ten more years to make games at Nintendo. I want to try all sorts of new things before it?s too late ? I don?t want to get to the end of my career and only have worked on Zelda
," Aonuma said to EDGE's print magazine (via VG247
"But every time I come up with some good new ideas, they end up being used in a Zelda
game! I need a six-month break to get away from the Zelda
cycle and focus on something new," the creative laughed. "But I?d probably end up making a game that is similar to Zelda
; after all, A Link to the Past
was my biggest influence."
The producer is currently working on a successor to A Link to the Past
on 3DS, as well as no doubt overseeing the HD remastering of Wind Waker
on Wii U. He also recently confirmed that Nintendo will be making a brand new Zelda
game for Wii U. Let's hope he has a chance to escape from the cycle soon.