The Mario creator reportedly wanted the player to "shake hands with all your enemies in the hospital."
Series designer and director Takashi Tezuka says he'd like an actress to play the Hero of Time.
Aonuma says he "always wants to implement something new and surprising in every game."
Following the death of Satoru Iwata in July, the gaming giant has turned to the chairman of Nintendo of America.
Iwata praised for his influence that "will make people around the world smile."
Iwata served as one of Nintendo's top executives for more than a decade, as the company faced increasing competition from Microsoft and Sony.
Platform holder doesn't intend to abandon 3DS and Wii U owners for NX; will still release games for them.
Nintendo hasn't announced any plans to pursue virtual reality in any upcoming game system, but Nintendo's roots are already deep in all the pieces that could make it work.
The Japanese game maker is hosting an online-only press conference to talk about its Wii U game console, 3DS handheld and other future plans.
The 3DS remake of the 2000 Nintendo 64 title The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has officially been announced, scheduled for Q3 2015.