The Legend of Zelda Wii U has been in development for several years, and is expected to release in 2016. Series Producer Eiji Anouma recently offered some insight into how the process of developing this new Zelda game responded to input from fans.
“We actually had some feedback from Skyward Sword, where people were saying, ‘This is not exactly the Zelda game I was looking for, I was looking for a bigger open world.’ Unfortunately, I can’t go into details but I’m hoping to put a surprise, or kind of a twist, on my view of an open world game. I hope that you’ll look forward to it.”
Anouma added that he hopes to incorporate something new into every Zelda game. The very limited open-world gameplay we have seen so far from this game makes it seem unique from any other Zelda game to date.