Zelda GCN reminders

It's being reported that in an interview with a French magazine, Eiji Aonuma said that the Gamecube Legend of Zelda will be "very, very beautiful." So that's good. I thought I'd compile a list of some other tidbits about the game we've heard in the past. This is from the E3 2004 roundtable discussion on the game with Aonuma and Miyamoto:

"One thing that I can say is that up until now we've really focused on a young link maturing into a more grown up Link. This time we're going to be focusing more heavily on a more teenage/grown-up Link and so with that in mind we're going to be looking at different ways to express Link as an older teenager and trying to incorporate those types of features into the game."

And this:

"I'd like to see a lot of new ideas implemented, especially in the realm of puzzle-solving and that sort of thing. So I've asked Mr. Aonuma to focus his attention on that."

And this:

"I actually don't want Link to talk very much."

The last one I find unfortunate. The game is going to be great, there's no doubt about it. But I think it won't be revolutionary. It won't show the way forward for the genre like Ocarina of Time did. But, I think it could - especially if they combined some of the conventions of a Square-Enix grand RPG with the all-out fun of Zelda. That hasn't been done, I think. And that would be awesome.