Aonuma: Zelda motion controls here to stay

Producer cannot imagine new Zelda without them.

Motion controls are here to stay for The Legend of Zelda series. Speaking to the January 2011 issue of Nintendo Power, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma said he can’t see Nintendo returning to a Zelda without motion control for future titles.

The series’ latest release, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, utilizes Wii MotionPlus, allowing players to control Link’s sword with only the slightest motion.

“I honestly think we cannot go back to button controls now,” said Aonuma, “so I think that these controls will be used in future Zelda titles, too.”

The full interview with Eiji Aonuma can be seen in the January 2011 issue of Nintendo Power.

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