The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Producer Eiji Aonuma Doubts a Direct Sequel Would be Set in the Same World

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Producer Eiji Aonuma Doubts a Direct Sequel Would be Set in the Same World

In an interview with outlet Game Informer, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom producer Eiji Aonuma said he doubts they will be making a direct sequel set in the world of Breath of the Wild.

Aounuma expanded on this answer by saying that they crafted Tears of the Kingdom with the intention of exhausting all of the possibilities that could be pursued in that world.

You can view the relevant question and response below:

In that same notion where you did, earlier this year, confirm that there won’t be any DLC for Tears of the Kingdom because you’ve already accomplished everything you want to accomplish with this game – have you ruled out another direct sequel?

EA: [Laughs] Well that would be a sequel to a sequel, which is getting a little bit wild when you think about it! But as I’ve mentioned previously, with Tears of the Kingdom, we were seeking to build on top of the world we created with Breath of the Wild and really exhaust the possibilities of what we could put into that world. I think it is – to use a bit of a term – an apotheosis, or the final form of that version of The Legend of Zelda. In that regard, I don’t think that we’ll be making a direct sequel to a world such as that that we’ve created.

You can view the full Game Informer interview for additional comments.

The latest series release is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom occurs after the events of Breath of the Wild, focusing on Link having to find Zelda after the two investigate treacherous ruins beneath Hyrule Castle. However, Link now possesses the right arm of a Zonai called Rauru, enabling access to powerful abilities that let player imagination run wild.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available on Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, check out our review.

In case you missed the news, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons are now available on Switch Online.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on Nintendo Switch.

An official live-action The Legend of Zelda movie is in development.

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