In a recent interview from the Japanese gaming publication Famitsu, the Legend of Zelda produce, Eiji Aonuma, has stated that he hopes to make Zelda U feel like a new experience like Ocarina of Time was when it came out. This would be quite a feat as OoT was a huge game changer, not just for Zelda but for 3D gaming itself. He also mentioned that he was busy writing the dialogue of the game like he did for Skyward Sword, and that development was going smoothly and nearing completion. You can read his exact quote below:
“When we did Skyward Sword for the Wii, at the end stages of development, I was in charge of the characters’ dialogue and the in-game text. And, now as well, it’s like it was then. I had to work on text today, too,” he said with a laugh.
“But, the game has really taken shape, and things have gotten easier. That means things are progressing well.”
“I think the base of our secret sauce has always been Ocarina of Time. But this time, the change in flavor will be like going from Japanese food to Western style food. Perhaps, players will be surprised.”
“Please look forward to it, because I think we’ll be able to make ‘something new’ like Ocarina of Time was,” Aonuma added.