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Miyamoto on Zelda Wii U

Zelda Wii U
Zelda Wii U was clearly missed at this year’s E3 show, especially since it was showcased last year. You’d think a full year would be enough time for Nintendo to develop something to show us, but according toa new interview, that’s not what Nintendo is worried about. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto — one of the creators of Zelda — said that last year the Wii U Zelda demo was just one battle scene to showcase the HD graphics capabilities of the Wii U. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Miyamoto said regarding the Zelda game for Wii U:

“What we ask ourselves as we have over the years is, ‘What is the most important element of Zelda if we were to try to make a Zelda game that a lot of people can play?’ So we have a number of different experiments going on, and when we decide we have found the right one of those to help bring Zelda to a very big audience, then we’ll be happy to announce it.”

Clearly, Nintendo is working on a Wii U Zelda game, and as Miyamoto points out, several different experiments are going on. This also means that we probably won’t see the game anytime soon. Nintendo is known for taking the Zelda franchises into new directions, the most obvious example would be Wind Waker for the GameCube.

Miyamoto also touched on Pikmin 3, saying that a small team has been working on it for 5 years, and that the Wii U version started full production about two years ago. Finally, the Nintendo legend says that he spends his free time practicing his guitar, and even recording the music on his 3DS.

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  • Hafid

    Good to hear That !!!
    But they CAN do a Zelda typical game … It Will be ok for me …
    Surprise us !!!

  • reddsite

    The world does not work that way Wii U daily. We were the reason Nintendo stocks fell. If you moderate Miiverse your done, but allow free wara wara, thats a revolution. Zthate just want the game pad to be an accessory. What do they think us americans are like stiff assholes? We’ll except anything? Everybody hates your game of disruptive technology and we will prove and destroy clay christensons idea. Fuck you and reginald fil! We’re everywhere…………………….everywhere

    • reddsite

      Holy shit, don’t we feel like asses, didn’t expect that to get through moderation. Damn. Yah so you might get what were about. Mars technology, and the destruction of Clay Christenson’s theory of ‘disruptive technology.” We want Reginald Fils-aime to go down, down down.

      • reddsite

        So why are you moderating some of our guests, then when I call you on it you publish our statement? And what do you people, really, why does Nintendo hate technology? now all the systems will try. The second wave of tech industry will never happen, unless xbox or ps will push the limits.

  • swic11

    I remember a few months ago, during an Iwata Asks (a meeting between Iwata and certain Nintendo Employees, this one happened to be Miyamoto). Either way, Iwata was talking to Miyamoto about development time for Zelda, and how he wanted to change it. It typically takes 5 years to develop and complete a Zelda game, and Iwata wants it more on the lines of 3. I think that this would be a good thing considering we are always aching for a new Zelda game. It wouldn’t be as frequent as COD, which is a good thing, but if it was more frequent, it would be on gamers lips more often, and most likely produce even more sales.

  • david6

    Why doesn’t Nintendo make first party games for hardcore?

    • Your mom

      Because Zelda is hardcore and so is metroid.

  • jcb411abuser

    i want it now :(

  • jcb411abuser

    “What we ask ourselves as we have over the years is, ‘What is the most important element of Zelda if we were to try to make a Zelda game that a lot of people can play?’ So we have a number of different experiments going on, and when we decide we have found the right one of those to help bring Zelda to a very big audience, then we’ll be happy to announce it.”

    this kind of sounds like he would be willing to “dumb down” the zelda franchise so as to get lots of people to buy it, don’t like the sound of that, or on the flip side maybe he is suggesting making it more in depth like elder scrolls to appeal to more hard core gamers(which is a pretty large audience)

    • Hafid

      Yeah I was thinking exactly same thing !!!
      But we CAN trust Nintendo for signing good ideas in the next Zelda …
      And it was just an answer Like an other … Then What we seen last year seems to be very good !!! I think he was thinking about the new gamepad for a new manner of gaming !!!

  • nathant16

    Well even if all we get are Zelda and Mario, I can always buy the next Xbox for third party hardcore titles.

    • nathant16

      Or play station, but I really like fps whatever.

    • Colton

      Unless, of course, the Wii U is substantially cheaper. Then third party support will be wanted greatly.

    • Your mom

      Xbox= copy box Sony=$$$$ Nintendo= everything that’s good and new.
      I think I have said enough, Nintendo is teh best!!!

      • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

        you might wanna switch who has the $$$$ and who is the copy box. actually, copy box works for both, but I’m pretty sure Sony doesn’t have that much money anymore :P

  • DerikGotro64

    Let them do their thing. It will be good. Everybody’s just gotta be patient, geez!

    • Hafid

      Right !!!

  • alienfish

    Last year’s Zelda was a tech demo. I understood that, why can’t other people?

  • WiiUPlayWithMe:P

    Zelda is going to be amazing. I’m sure there will be another handheld release before the console release in 2.5-3.5 years, so that’ll be good, and maybe a hint at the direction they’re taking. In the mean time, here’s to Miyamoto’s new IPs! Remind everyone why you are the best

  • Your mom

    Giant props, CLASSIC! Lol

  • BowsersEvilPlot

    Man i’m so excited for this new Wii U, espechially since theres going to be a new Zelda game for it. (every nintendo system has at least 1 Zelda game)
    I surly hope nintendo knows what there doing, but if you want my oppinion then I really hope that the artstyle is just like the tech demo or at least something close to it. (like TP for example) Now with the gameplay, probably like how Zelda games usually are but…maby like a really really cool and brand new story line or new features oh and deffinetly put in more interactive stuff like uh…well you know how with other games that they seem like the best game ever and it’s because of all the things that you cand do, you can literally do anything and thats what they should put in this new Zelda, a lot more stuff to do that would be fun and creative, just something unique, like instead of elemental dungeons have creature dungeons (like a snake dungeon, bull dungeon, scorpion dungeon etc) But thats just an example not exactly sure if it would be a good idea or not. And another example of a um “unique” feature would be, uhh have you people noticed that the Zelda characters never use the bathroom or eat, and I mean actual food and not potions. Now i’m not saying that you would have a hungar bar or bladder bar it would just be what you felt like doing, now if you were to have the whole bathroom thing then uh whenever you “did it” the camera, no matter where it’s at it will always flip right to his back so you wouldn’t see anything, but i’d recomend finding a bush (this probably is the worst idea ever in Zelda history but i’m curious about what you people think so i’m sorry if this idea scares you a little, I just wanted to see what other people would say). Now with the story line probably something that has to do with Dark Link. Dark Link would find Ganondorf, dead (at the end of TP when you kill ganondorf) and would revive him, and so after they talk about some things (why should I pair up with you etc) then they come up with this plan that “can’t possible fail” that will destroy Link once and for all…or so they think. (:

  • BowsersEvilPlot

    And I would like Midna to have a huge part as well, cause I mean Midna rules! 8D

    • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

      As awesome as Midna is, she can’t come back. She shattered the mirror. But a darker story line would be awesome. What if the bad guy won, and Link instead grew up in a country under his rule, and then he discovers the hidden princess and…..that’s too similar to the adult half of Ocarina of Time, isn’t it. Hmm, they could show Link’s parents though, and having him grow up in the land under Ganondorf or whoever’s rule, maybe really darken in, have someone close to Link die, or implied death, at Ganondorf’s hand. Like his parents. I feel like that would be an interesting story that would lead into the typical Zelda story. Make it a little less linear too. Not another, go here, then here, then here, then back to here, and then over here type of play

      • BowsersEvilPlot

        Yeah I understand your point and I like your story idea but about Link’s parents, I believe that his parents are suppose to be dead, which would be the reason that his parents not even in the very first game ever made an appearence.

        • BowsersEvilPlot

          And actually Midna could come back like there would be another entrance to the twilight realm but it’s hidden, you would have to collect these pieces (just to throw out a name lets call them twilight shards) that once you collect them all (probably 5 pieces) and take them to a certain spot another entrance to the twilight realm would appear. And what I mean by “a certain spot” is not the dessert, well maby somewhere in the dessert but not where the mirror is, it would have to be in a completly different spot.
          And the storyline of the game would require Midnas help because of what I mentoined earlier in another post about dark Link coming back and uniting with ganondorf

  • BowsersEvilPlot

    My computer is having problems sorry

  • BowsersEvilPlot

    So there you have it.

  • LizardLee

    I cant wait for the Zelda for the Wii U!