Today, Eiji Aonuma unveiled a few details of the new Legend of Zelda title for Wii U to be released in 2015. Since I am a huge Zelda fan, this was the E3 announcement I was most excited about. Although very little was shown, what I did see piqued my interest, and what Aonuma said about it gives me a lot to look forward to in 2015.
All previous Legend of Zelda titles have been a collection of small areas stitched together to give the illusion of a large world to explore. In the fist game, each area was only the size of a TV screen! This new Zelda game will feature a TRUE open world. If you can see it, you can travel to it. No loading screens while a bird flies you there, or a train moves down a track, etc. The puzzles in the new Zelda title will be figuring out how to use what tools you have at your disposal to get around natural obstacles. Of course, there will still be monsters to fight, caves and dungeons to explore.
A new Legend of Zelda game with open world exploration like Skyrim? Could I be more excited? (No.)