Category: Hidemaro Fujibayashi

Rain, rain, go away: Breath of the Wild devs c…

Rain, rain, go away: Breath of the Wild devs considered player-controlled weather system

Whether you loved or hated the dynamic weather system in Breath of the Wild, it’s undeniable that the ever-changing weather conditions added to the sense that the world around you was truly alive. Despite the benefits of such an innovative and interesting mechanic, many players were agitated by its implementation, often being one of the biggest complaints weighed against the game — because let’s…

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Aonuma and Fujibiyashi answer more questions a…

Breath of the Wild is still a surprisingly vast subject to talk about, almost a year after its launch. Part of what kept it in the front of everybody’s brains was the release of downloadable content that expands on Link’s biggest adventure. With it, naturally, came more questions, which Nintendo felt the need to answer with a short YouTube interview.…

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Breath of the Wild devs on breaking with tradi…

When playing through a massively open, exploration-based title like Breath of the Wild, it’s easy to forget how much work goes into creating such a spectacle. While it broke the tried and true formula of past Zelda games, it created a unique spin with roots in the origins of the franchise. Approaching the development of Breath of the Wild, Eiji Aonuma and Hidemaro Fujibayashi say that they were…

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Eiji Aonuma says future Zelda titles will be s…

Eiji Aonuma says future Zelda titles will be shaped by the “freedom” in Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild is widely considered to be one of the best titles in the entire Zelda series. Following a massively successful year, including winning the coveted ‘Game of the Year’ award, it begs the question, where will the series go from here? According to a recent interview with IGN, series producer Eiji Aonuma says he wants the games to retain the sense of freedom found in the latest…

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Breath of the Wild developers explain Skyrim’s…

Breath of the Wild developers explain Skyrim’s influence on the game

Before Breath of the Wild was released, you may remember Eiji Aonuma mentioning he had been spending some time playing Skyrim.  While Breath of the Wild is certainly in a league of its own, it would be difficult to say there aren’t any parallels between it and Skyrim. In fact, a recent interview with Eiji Aonuma and Hidemaro Fujibayashi confirms Skyrim’s influence on the latest Zelda title, with…

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Eiji Aonuma and Hidemaro Fujibayashi discuss t…

The Zelda timeline has been debated and disputed by fans since its introduction in 2011. Since then, some fans have been curious about the placement of newer titles in the timeline. While games like A Link Between Worlds hold a more obvious place in the list, Breath of the Wild has continually kept fans theorizing about the game’s chronological placement. During a recent interview with…

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Nintendo debuts new official ‘Nintendo Power P…

Nintendo debuts new official ‘Nintendo Power Podcast’

Since 2012, many fans may have believed that Nintendo Power was dead and gone. While that may be true in some sense, Nintendo has recently launched a nostalgically titled official “Nintendo Power Podcast”. Hoping to bring back some of the insider magic that the magazine brought to so many of its subscribers, the new podcast promises to deliver exciting Nintendo information directly to the fans!…

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Breath of the Wild devs discuss the Master Cyc…

To the surprise of many, the second DLC pack for Breath of the Wild was revealed and released during The Game Awards 2017. However, even more shocking was the footage of Link riding what appeared to be a beefed-up version of his motorcycle from Mario Kart 8. A recent interview by Nintendo (available exclusively through the Nintendo Switch’s News channel) with the producer and director of Breath…

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