E3 2016 Wii U

Miyamoto On Returning To The Spirit of the Original Zelda With BotW

“As the series progressed,there were more – added features. As we started doing that, we realized that the game was becoming more and more sequential. We really wanted to go back to the original spirit of Zelda, which is freedom.”

“In past Zelda titles, there was a tendency for NPCs to explain everything about the world. We went back to the origins of Zelda, where [starting the game] you don’t know who you are, what you are supposed to do. In this new game, as you interact with nature and the world around you, you learn who you are.”

“In the old Zelda, there was an image, an illustration that we started with, and you kind of had to put that in your imagination. Now, you don’t need that. This vast world surpasses the illustration, and you can walk and do things in this world that’s come to life.”


He's been playing video games his entire life, and has gotten progressively worse at them as he's gotten older and more decrepit. He's been running this place (into the ground) since 2013. He's old. Keeps writing about Nintendo despite mountains of evidence proving he should never write anything. Very old. Lifelong Nintendo fan, doesn't care what you think about that. Did I mention how old he is? Because he's very old.