Speaking to Game Informer, the Zelda boss revealed that Phantom Hourglass will be the first Zelda game in 20 years to have online play.
He added that Phantom Hourglass is currently in the "fine-tuning and polishing stages" of development. "When I get home, the first thing I have to do without taking any breaks at all is get into the office and see that it gets done," said Aonuma.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass was shown off at the Game Developers Conference last week.
The game is yet to be given a UK release date.