Developers Don’t Always Agree on the Essence of The Legend of Zelda

Over the past years, The Legend of Zelda games have evolved and each feels different, plays different. The franchise has so much depth and lore that expands across a plethora of games.

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However, getting the essence right is no small feet partly due to the developers not always being on the same page. According to Eiji Aonuma, devs don’t always agree on the essence of The Legend of Zelda.

It’s indeed always a source of debate with Mr. Miyamoto, simply because we both think about what defines Zelda and we’re not always on the same page. We eventually agreed this year, when we went to New York for a promotion tour. As we were talking, Mr. Miyamoto found the right words by saying that the essence of The Legend of Zelda is an environment where Link evolves and gains power, which the players will directly feel through the actions they can take as the story goes on.

The next Legend of Zelda game is coming out in little over a month. The game will for Nintendo Switch and Wii U. It took a long time to develop the title which makes you wonder how long it took developers to find themselves on the same page for this one?

Other notable titles that are coming to Nintendo Switch are:

Launch (March 3):

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power Up Kit
  • I Am Setsuna
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris S
  • Disgaea 5
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power Up Kit
  • Super Bomberman R
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
  • Snipperclips
  • 1-2-Switch

April 28:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


  • Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker
  • ARMS


  • Splatoon 2


  • Super Mario Odyssey


  • Xenoblade 2


  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Newest title in Shin Megami Tensei series
  • Project Octopath Traveler
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  • NBA 2k18
  • BlazBlue
  • FIFA
  • Sonic Mania
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Dragon Quest X
  • Fire Emblem Musou (Warriors)
  • Project Sonic 2017
  • Derby Stallion
  • Taiko no Tatsujin
  • Arcade Archives
  • “Tales of” series
  • Story of Seasons (Harvest Moon)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Minecraft

Nintendo Switch is releasing on March 3 for $299.