Nintendo’s big man on campus, Shigeru Miyamoto, has previously spoken of the benefits of an easier and more accessible game, going so far as to implement the auto-solving “Super Guide” in recent Mario games. In a statement with German site GamingMedia.de (as translated and reported by CVG), Miyamoto stated that the Zelda series has become “complicated,” saying that the game needs to be more “player friendly.”
While I can certainly appreciate the reach toward accessibility, I can’t imagine what that exactly means for the next Zelda game other than “make Zelda easier.” I never found the controls to be all that complicated, even as a child (Ocarina of Time came out not long after I started 8th grade.) Rather, I found it challenging in a way that catered to my intelligence, as opposed to pandering to my youth.
Still, if it’s one series that has never disappointed me, it’s Zelda. I look forward to seeing what Nintendo has up its sleeves for the next game in the fan-favorite series when Nintendo’s E3 press conference goes live at 9:00 AM PST on June 15th.
(Speaking of which, Nintendo’s presser will be available to live stream from Nintendo’s E3 website! See the big news as it happens!)