Eiji Aonouma has long been a working on The Legend of Zelda, ever since the Ocarina of Time way back in 1998 when he began as a designer. Having worked his way through the director and supervisor roles, today Aonouma finds himself as the series producer ahead of the 2017 release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild. Despite this, the game’s publishers – Nintendo – are keen for him to try his hand on a new IP, but of course that doesn’t mean they want him to stop working on The Legend of Zelda.

Speaking in an interview with Edge magazine, Aonouma explains, “Actually, Nintendo has been telling me to create a new IP. But then, they’re also telling me to make more Zelda games. I can’t really share much; I’m not sure I’m allowed to say anything. But I really like the idea of a game where I can live as a thief. That’s all I’ll say.”

Have you heard of a game called Thief, Eiji? Either way, it would be interesting to see what Mr. Aonouma would do with his own brand new IP, as he actually has little pedigree or experience in the industry besides The Legend of Zelda, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

Breath of the Wild

  • What’s the source for this?

    • Martin Naranjo

      An interview in EDGE i believe

  • Realm25

    He doesn’t actually say he’s going to make a new IP. He’s talking about how Nintendo is telling him two different things at once.

    If you read Aonuma’s comments carefully, he says Nintendo is asking him for both a new IP and more Zelda games, so therefore, maybe instead he means he’ll combine the two ideas by making a Zelda spin off.

    Isn’t Ganondorf technically a thief? Infact, isn’t he…the King of thieves?

    Just saying.

    • Sean Timm

      A game that makes me sympathize with the plight of Ganandorf? Where we discover Link has actually been the villain this whole time? Don’t you do it! Don’t you dare make me feel those feels!

  • A J

    Mr. Aonouma, new kid icarus please. pit is friendly as much as link.

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