In a recent interview with IGN, Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma and Koei Tecmo’s Yosuke Hayashi shared thoughts about Hyrule Warriors IPs. More specifically, the possibility of more Hyrule Warriors games. Here’s what they had to say:
“I do think circumstances could align like this again, but I don’t think we’re expecting this to become a series. We’d make that decision based on its creative merits, just like we did this time.” – Aonuma
“I think it depends on whether we get an idea that’ll make all the fans happy!” – Hayashi
Aonuma was asked if Nintendo is interested in more Zelda spin-offs while developing mainline games. Here’s what he had to say:
“Echoing my answer to the question above, we’re always looking for valuable creative projects, but those only come about when several different conditions align. So, I think it’s hard for us to have conscious control over the frequency.”
From the answers given, Aonuma is prioritizing creative projects over simple additions to a series. Age of Calamity came to bolster Breath of the Wild and its lore before the sequel arrive while giving fans a worthwhile experience. It will be interesting to see how Breath of the Wild’s sequel stacks up when it releases for Switch in the near future. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!