In a recent interview, Eiji Aonuma, the director of Zelda, revealed a bit more information about the upcoming Zelda for Wii U. In his statement, Aonuma emphasized the importance of rethinking commonplaces within Zelda and the theme of adventure throughout Zelda.
“I still won’t say so much about this, but we made it a theme of sorts to review the commonplaces of Zelda. In the Wii U version, I feel like I have to say, “the game will take place in a vast world!” For example, “If you go to the other side of that mountain, what will happen?” or “I have seen this from this side, but I wonder what appears from the other side.” You can play like this, but you might not be that free in the game quite yet. At this time in the Wii U version, if you just think you can continue walking freely, beyond the mountains, over the valleys, you will just continue to walk until you’re very far away. So how you will play the new Zelda, well… I look forward to how everyone will do so!”
Hopefully Aonuma will be revealing new details for Zelda U sooner rather than later, as Nintendo Enthusiast will be sure to cover any new information on the game.