Following the success of both The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and, in turn, Skyward Sword, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has said that following games in the franchise “cannot” simply go back to buttons.
Speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine UK (via Shack News) the dev said: “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.”
The next home console Zelda will most likely be on the upcoming Wii U, which marks a return to the more traditional controller setup, albeit with a big touchscreen in the middle of everything. How could Zelda be implemented on such a system?