In a recent interview with TIME magazine, veteran producer Shigeru Miyamoto gave his insights and opinions into the future of Nintendo, mostly concerning the Wii U console and its recently showcased competitors at E3. At the very end though, Miyamoto was briefly questioned on the distinctive art style of The Wind Waker and whether it could see a return in the future beyond its HD remake releasing later this year. His response, while not definite, left a lot of room for interpretation regarding the future of the cel-shading style.
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Well, we’ve prepared The Wind Waker HD for Wii U, and because we’ve done this and brought the cel-shading of that game to Wii U, there’s a chance that we may use that cel-shading again with something else.
Although short, Miyamoto’s comments that The Wind Waker’s cel-shaded style may return is no doubt an exciting one. I think the main question here is what it could be used for; could we be seeing a sequel of some sorts to the original game where the art style debuted, or perhaps simply a new entry which re-uses the style, as with the two DS entries? Whatever it is, I’m certainly pleased to hear that Toon Link won’t be disappearing from our consoles anytime soon.
You can read the full interview with Miyamoto here.
But what do you think? Are you a fan of the cel-shaded style of The Wind Waker? Or would you rather see another type of art style used in the series in the future? Tell us in the comments below.
Source: TIME Tech