Iwata wants three-year development period for next Zelda

"Five years is a long time," says Iwata.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata wants Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi to create the next Zelda title within three years’ time.

“I really don’t know what to do,” Aonuma laughed, referring to the next Zelda in the latest Iwata Asks. “For the next one, if we will build on the methods we established this time [with Skyward Sword], we might end up getting into a rut.”

Fujibayashi added, “That’s difficult. I’m thinking about the next game, too, and I feel like the hurdle is really high.”

According to Aonuma, there is a lot left over that the team couldn’t do with Skyward Sword.

Jumping in, Iwata said, “You have limited time and people, so there’s bound to be something left over. But five years is a long time,” he laughed. “Can’t you do it in three years next time?”

Iwata’s the boss, so naturally Aonuma and Fujibayashi agreed.

“Sorry, I’ll think of something that can happen in three years,” said Fujibayashi.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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