Nintendo wants Legend of Zelda's producer Eiji Aonuma to 'create a new IP'

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild still has people talking after its crazy debut at E3 2016. But that doesn't keep Nintendo from pushing forward with plans for new games, including a possible new franchise from Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma.

“Actually, Nintendo has been telling me to create a new IP," Aonuma told Edge magazine (via GameSpresso) in an interview. "But then, they’re also telling me to make more Zelda games."

He obviously didn't divulge too many details, saying he wasn't sure he was allowed to talk about it. "But I really like the idea of a game where I can live as a thief," he teased. "That’s all I’ll say.”

Aonuma began his career making games for the NES and SNES, but in 1998, Shigeru Miyamoto recruited him to the Zelda team. He started with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64, and has been surpervising or producing games for the series ever since.


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