Famitsu featured an interview around Twilight Princess HD as part of the magazine this week, however with Twilight Princess HD now available the interview was completed with Aonuma talking about Zelda U.
Aonuma was asked about how development is progressing on the upcoming Zelda U to which he responded by saying:
“Busy. 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. But, the game has really taken shape, and things have gotten easier. That means things are progressing well.”
Aonuma has also said that the key phrase for Zelda U is “something new”. He explains how Ocarina of Time was a huge leap for the franchise explaining:
“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.”