Next year’s Wii U Zelda might feature some form of two-player co-op, series producer Eiji Aonuma suggested during a recent interview with Game Informer.
While discussing the upcoming Omega Force, Team Ninja, and Nintendo SPD collaboration Hyrule Warriors, Aonuma elaborated on the comment he made during Nintendo’s E3 livestream about rethinking the nature of Zelda as something played along, pointing out how Dynasty Warrior games have always possessed co-op, which is why it’s present in Hyrule Warriors, but noting how the Wii U’s GamePad and how it’s used in Dynasty Warriors co-op has certainly fueled Aonuma’s ideas.
“The two-player functionality of Hyrule Warriors is actually something that has traditionally been done in the Dynasty Warriors series, but they’ve changed because of the hardware and the second screen on your GamePad,” Aonuma told GameInformer. “Instead of having a splitscreen on the television, you have one-player playing on the television and one on the GamePad.
“When I was talking back about making Zelda more than just a single-player experience? That’s something you will see in the future, maybe next year.”
Unveiiled with a brief glimpse of gameplay footage during E3, the untitled Wii U Legend of Zelda game is expected to arrive sometime next year.