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Nintendo: next Zelda should “create a unique experience that is beyond expectations”

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma says Nintendo wants to "exceed expectations" with the upcoming Zelda game for the Wii U.

Wii U Zelda

Nintendo is hard at work on a brand new Zelda game for the Wii U. And while Wind Waker is great and will keep us busy until then, everyone is excited to see what Nintendo has in store for us.

According to Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma, Nintendo aims not just to satisfy fans with the new Zelda, but to create a something unique that goes beyond what people expect.

As part of the new Prima Guides Zelda box set, Aonuma signed a certificate of authenticity with these words to fans:

“It has been 25 years since The Legend of Zelda was introduced to the world, and it is still going strong. This was made possible by the fans who love the series. In the next installment, it is my desire to create a unique experience that is beyond your expectations. We are privileged to have your unwavering support.”

We haven’t heard much about the new Zelda game for the Wii U, only that it’s in development. According to various reports, we won’t be seeing it until 2015. Until then, Nintendo has a strong lineup of first party Wii U games for 2014, including Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, and Super Smash Bros U, which is rumored for release in April 2014.

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  • Dáibhí wotshissurname

    Fingers crossed for announcement soon, guys…

    • jjbredesen
      • Tim van Broekhoven

        Omg I can’t wait!

      • The Clockwork Being

        My bets aren’t on Zelda for that day but for something else. I’m more hoping for Miyamoto’s new IP.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Pikmin spin off.

        • jjbredesen

          Yeah i agree, but we don’t know if his new IP is a “muture” hardocore ip like Metroid and Zelda or a more “casual” ip like Mario or kirby.

          So depending on what the IP is it may not be shown at VGX. I don’t think Miyamoto is a huge fan of VGX, but whatever they show i can’t wait.

          I am hoping for a new Metroid, Star Fox or F-Zero but i know that Metroid has just started development, or will start when Retro is done with DKCTF, as for Star Fox i have no idea what they are thinking and F-Zero has not been seen since the Gamecube, but thats just me hoping…

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        what happens Dec 7th? Isn’t there a direct or something?

        EDIT: That’s right, the Spike thing. If SPIKE, the dudebroest of dudebro channels is hosting a Nintendo announcement, it must be big

        • The Clockwork Being

          VGX Spike awards. Reggie said that Nitendo will be there and they have something for us.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Yup I googled it and edited my comment :P I remember hearing about it, just not the date

          • The Clockwork Being

            Ah yes and I assume you are very excited. My expectations aren’t really high but seeing how Reggie was taking it my expectations are a little higher.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I’m kinda… excited, but reserved… I dont know what to expect XD

          • The Clockwork Being

            Exactly!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Probably a new NSMBU DLC. This time 80 new levels featuring Toad. 50 sec long levels. Or the new Barbie Game.

          • Lord Carlisle

            You don’t honestly think that.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            No, not honestly. But Im afraid to hype myself up with the Wii U. So, better to lower the expectations.

          • Lord Carlisle

            That’s definitely the better way of thinking, but I can’t help but hype myself up for a Zelda reveal on the 7th.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Magnus or even a DLC about Princess Peach with 80 new levels BUT with 30 sec long levels! That or maybe just MAYBE the Glorious CD-i Zelda games.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Backward edition? That way they dont have to make new stages.

          • Squid

            No, the DLC will be Nabbit’s robbery adventure.

          • Jon

            I…. would actually play that because it sounds awesome. lol

        • jjbredesen

          Yup there must be shown a hardcore nintendo game, they can’t show a new kirby at something like VGX it will be Zelda or M-sans new IP.

    • http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ Eiji Aonuma

      We have something that we can show off now, however we still need the approval of Satoru-San before we can do anything.

      • baro93

        Wise words

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Holiday season 2016

  • X3Charlie

    I finished WWHD and ALBW. I need more!

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    The reason why I bought a Wii U, of course it will be awesome !

  • NintenScience

    Hello!

    • Dáibhí wotshissurname

      Hello to you too. How are you today? I know, let’s have tea! What time, 5pm? No, wait, I have Snooker at that time. You know, I like snooker becaus of the accur…

      • NintenScience

        What?

        • Guest

          WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAT LLLLLLL i luv fod u three

          • NintenScience

            What??

          • Guest

            HAHAAHHAAH

            WUT? Do u evn science friands

  • jjbredesen

    I tipped this article and no credit again?

    Well i hope he impresses me and i can’t wait for the game :)

    • CEObrainz

      Can’t wait either, there are many paths this new Zelda takes, hopefully it’s one I don’t expect.

      • jjbredesen

        Yeah i am really excited! and i have honestly got no clue what we are going to get all i know is that it will be amazing! (I hope)

        I need a new game to play i have just finished OOT for the 25th time :) and i am currently playing Minish cap for the first time. Only game i have not tried is sadly and i am ashamed to say A link to the past…

        Can’t wait!!

        • CEObrainz

          Yep, although there are things I want to see such as Epona and an Hyrule full of life.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah i would like Epona to be used more in new ways and a HUGE overworld i am talking world of warcraft huge!!

            With loads of enemies and dungeons, that are creative and hard to beat, with creative challenges.

            The recent zeldas have been to easy i want a challenge!

          • CEObrainz

            That would be great, like some random dungeon mechanic that’s used in a long side quest. Also loads more dungeons although some should be shorter then others, and lastly more interaction with NPC’s, akin to Majora’s Mask.

        • Sdudyoy

          Call me crazy but Minish cap is my favorite 2D Zelda game, I love the rest of them but there’s something about Minish cap that I love.

  • CEObrainz

    Hopefully this title alone will justify my purchase of a Wii U, but then again there are a tons of games I want already and I don’t have enough money to buy them all, then those that haven’t been released and I want to save for.

    • Funkee Dynamite

      ya man, so many games on my list to buy still then on top of that 2014!!

  • AAAkabob

    If it’s even better than Link Between Worlds my head might explode

    • CEObrainz

      I recon it will be, as A Link Between Worlds seems to be a testing ground for some features they hope to implement on this title. At least that’s what a few articles a while back said.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Oh man… Im so afraid that they will take it in that direction. I love Zeldas the way they are, and is scared shit on news like this. But if there is a guy who can pull it off, its this guy. But I would prefer a 3D Zelda without too much new stuff…

    • Squid

      I love that game, but I do hope the camera angle is different in this game.

  • lonewolf88

    EVERYONE STAND UP! HYPE! HYPE! HYPE! HYPE! HYPE!

    • rp17

      Um… when can i sit back down?

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Never.

  • Nookling

    I live to hear him say this. That is really brave of him because we all have HUGE expectations. If it exceeds mine then I will he really happy! With the power of the Wii u I expect a giant game.

    • http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ Eiji Aonuma

      I can assure you this new game will be a unique entry into the Zelda Franchise. We had to break the conventions whilst developing this game and look deep within the history of Zelda to explore the non-ventured gameplay styles that we could offer with the Wii U Gamepad.

  • Simon Stevens
    • NintenScience

      Shinkansen

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        新幹線

    • Guest

      Come on. That is not the Nintendo hype train. This is:

      • NintenScience

        xd

    • Magnus Eriksson
      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        No, that is Microsoft’s Hype Train when they unveiled the Xbox One.

        • NintenScience

          rofl

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yeah, sorry for that. I see the XBox logo now. That was not a Nintendo train. Here is one:

          http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs21/f/2007/248/1/8/Tog_by_erlwes.jpg

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Hahaha

          • NintenScience

            FailBox One

          • NintenScience

            lmao

          • Squid

            That’s not the Ouya train?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            The Pachter train is the lonely one in the background. Poor guy.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            No, that train cart is loaded with all Nintendos great innovations like the Power Glove, Virtual Boy, R.O.B and the Wii U Pad :)

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Let’s not forget the Famicom and N64 Disk add ons.

          • Squid

            I was going to say that was the EA train.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I should’ve went with that. Quite sure Pachter has some love from Nintendo fans.

          • NintenScience

            loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

          • DarkLegacy

            He’s more than likely crashed or gone off track lol

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Was he ever on track?

          • DarkLegacy

            I think he just came off the track, because he was looking at the 3 trains

          • DragonSilths

            Like the gaming industry was supposed to do? (Crash and go off track)

          • NintenScience
          • DragonSilths

            I know. I was just pointing out people being wrong before.

          • iamserious

            Ooo who??

        • Ducked

          I like to compare Xbox One to a building…

          http://imageshack.us/a/img7/9670/1370840356116zps12f0458.gif

          • NintenScience

            BrickBox One

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Gabe really looks happy with the weight of his success.

          • DarkLegacy

            And I’ll start to think this

            http://a.pomf.se/xe8cd.gif

          • Rinslowe

            The company you keep, lol.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Happens at most launches. It’s kinda funny to watch when it’s broadcast on the news.

          • NintenScience
          • DarkLegacy

            That’s funny when it’s on the news. That’s mainly what makes me laugh lol

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Same. I prefer to wait until after launches to buy a console of my choice. Too many people out there who would mug or even try to murder you over one. Lol.

          • DarkLegacy

            I’d do the same thing too. Buy a console later because there are a lot of people at launch who just rush in for one

          • CEObrainz

            That’s actually hilarious to watch, I can imagine a group of people/friends coming up with a game plan to reach the consoles first.

          • DarkLegacy

            Agreed. I would normally buy a console later, because there are a lot of people at launch that just rush in for one and mug it or even try to murder you for one

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            When dealing with console launches, it becomes The Hunger Games.

          • Ducked

            LOL!

          • DarkLegacy

            I think I might and should’ve brought a PS4 later, because at launch there are a lot of people that rush in stores to buy a console. And buying a console later is alright

          • Ducked

            I’m waiting to buy mine next fall.

          • DarkLegacy

            When FFXV comes out, then you’ll buy one?

          • Ducked

            Probably, I think FFXV comes out next fall

          • DarkLegacy

            We will find out next year at E3. The reason why I said E3 was because SE didn’t confirm XV at Jump Festa, but they confirmed that 2.5 HD will be playable at Jump Festa

          • val berger

            same here. PS4 has to build a solid userbase so companies can start creating more creative software for it. until then it’s gonna be streamlined mainstreamcrap for the EA target audience that won’t be worth buying this system.

          • DragonSilths

            That’s a lot of hassle over a system that could break on you…

          • DarkLegacy

            This happens always at launch. It’s probably why fans buy a console later because at launch, people rush in stores to get one

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            So this is why there were system failures during launch. Nice job people.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Thats freaking awesome. Man these people are nuts.

          • DarkLegacy

            Happens at launch when a console is releaesd

          • Rinslowe

            We can easily say why some PS4′s have been defective. But what’s their excuse?

          • DarkLegacy

            Bricked

          • Rinslowe

            At birth, lol

          • DarkLegacy

            It’s probably a reason why we should buy consoles later rather than buying them at launch

          • Jack5221

            The 1st two guys got lucky skipping the brawl. Lol!

        • Jack5221

          LOL!!!

          • iamserious

            LOL!!! That’s a huge turd!

          • Rinslowe

            That used car salesman look takes the cake! Even more so than a giant turd in the background, lol. Classic, classic MS.

          • seyedsadegh

            however i don’t like xbox one almost , but please don’t put contumely images

        • val berger

          XBox already outsold the WiiU. So I would be more careful when chosing my words ;D And no, I’m far from being an XBone fan, but people tend to live in a strange mushroom-inspired dreamworld these days. The same people are predicting the WiiU to SKYROCKET every moment since forever. getting sick & tired. get real and get a wiiU if you guys really do care that much. and if you already got one, then this actually shows of your minority. So if you’re really brave fanboys, you should probably consider buying another WiiU.

          • Jake Dougherty

            Yeah it outsold it but that doesn’t make it superior whatsoever. We aren’t talking sales here pal.

          • val berger

            the truth is somewhere in between. sure, I wouldn’t exchange my wiiu for 100 XBox Ones. Or maybe I would to sell them and buy a WiiU then again. But in all objectivity, Nintendo really messed it up and it’s just completely weird to see Nintendofans who claim XBox-Fans would be overhyped. I really don’t like the whole concept of the XBox One, but I actually do understand and tolerate others who do, as it’s quite a piece of technology that manages to stand out and polarize, which is kinda unexpected in streamlined times like these. I could totally live with the idea of the XBox One being the competition to Sony and Nintendo, so what? This whole childish bullshit is just wasting webtraffic and time.

          • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

            “XBox already outsold the WiiU.”

            You completely missed the point, when they unveiled the system they failed miserably and the system received so much hate. Many people changed their mind when they started showing games and reversed all their policies (DRM, kinect required, 24 hour online connection, etc.), but that still the doesn’t change the past.

          • val berger

            didn’t miss that point at all. actually I reached that point 6 months earlier and shared the same thoughts. but now went on, as the system isn’t doing so bad after all. I don’t like it either, but that doesn’t change the fact that nintendo would be superglad if their marketing & hype was at least half as good as microsofts. I don’t really think it’s very wise to complain about what they did as a Nintendo-Fan. Microsoft messed things up, but look at the state of the WiiU. Back in Summer, most Nintendo-Evangelists claimed the XBox One would be doomed and after Pikmin, Zelda and Mario the WiiU would SKYROCKET (my personal Anti-Word of 2013) and leave EVERYTHING BEHIND. Lol, take a look at U now ;D

      • Rinslowe

        No, that one is the metrolink in Chatsworth.

      • iamserious

        LMAO!!!

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Nice picture dude.

      • lonewolf88

        so your pretty much saying you want us to die i think you have a issue.

      • Googs

        You’re a sick fucking bastard, making fun of people that died.

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      Looks like you took the wrong train, the right one is over here

      • Deadpool U

        Trains? That’s cute I’d rather take a Hype PLANE!

        • Mario

          Deadpool, when will your insanity end?

          • Deadpool U

            That’s the best part.
            NEVER!

          • Simon Stevens

            The hype continues!

          • Deadpool U

            Yes it does!

          • Simon Stevens

            note the butthurt xbot fan boys in the background, long live Nintendo!

          • NintenScience

            roflmfao

          • smguk

            XB1 sold 170,000 units in 48 hours in the UK and its taken Nintendo a year to sell 150,000 units Lol

          • Simon Stevens
          • smguk

            Ha what a sad pathetic little cunt that can’t handle the truth go back to cuddling your mario teddy you prick

          • Simon Stevens

            Man your sensitive, lose your lipstick?, if your gonna act like a bitch you should look like a bitch :)

          • smguk

            Posting childish images nice comeback try growing some brain cells if you can’t handle facts grow up

          • Simon Stevens

            Nobody wants to hear that bs on a wii u forum, fuck your sales chart and play some games, tosser

          • smguk

            Is that a picture of your retarded face ha you look way too old to be posting childish little pictures what a fucking looser

          • Simon Stevens

            oh no, you put boo boos on my feelings, my retarded troll face laughs at the fact that you can’t take jokes, lighten up shit head :D

          • Mario

            LOL!

      • Richard Collard

        I’d like to take a ride on that train. Let’s see if Zelda for Wii U can beat Majora’s Mask and Skyward Sword for my favorite Zelda games! If it does, then I’ll probably play it more than any other game. MM holds the title for that currently.

  • Antar Rodríguez

    bayonetta 2, mario kart 8, monolithsoft´s X, smash bros, zelda u and people still think there is no reason to buy a wii U

    • Josiah Parsons

      Well, those aren’t out yet. Come E3, TONS of people will suddenly see the reason to buy a Wii U.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem man dont forget that one!! Alot of people are anticipating that game!

      • Squid

        Yoshi’s yarn exists too. I loved Kirby’s epic yarn.

        • DragonSilths

          Yoshi Land U*

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Those games are not here yet. So until then it might be little reason to buy the Wii U today.

      • Antar Rodríguez

        i never specified time, besides there is zombie u , mario 3d world, zelda ww, and some good not exclusive games like assasins creed 3 & 4 batman arkham series, cod so there you go, those are good reasons to buy it today

        • Magnus Eriksson

          For some maybe, or rather the few. But for most thats obviously not the case.

          • Antar Rodríguez

            well we certanly dont know if it was cause of the games or cause of the poor marketing efforts this last year but keep in mind that there are reasons to buy it, and nintendo has the way to turning things around

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Hehe, you dont need to sell me one. I already own it. My concern is just about if others think its enough reason to buy it. Yes, the marketing was horrible. What was Nintendos plan really?

          • Wildman

            I think they wanted to see if it could advertize for itself by word of mouth. They wanted to get folks talking. They sure did, but not in all the ways they expected.

      • Rinslowe

        Maybe not, but Super Mario 3D World definitely is! I’m loving it more than I ever did Galaxy 2. And it’s getting up there with Galaxy…
        Can’t wait to get back to HK, and back to my family – playing Mario, golden.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yup, agree 100%. Its more fun than Galaxy (and that was fun too).

      • DragonSilths

        Spend $300 now then let your wallet build up money. Or spend $300 later and like $240 on 4 games the same day? May as well buy a Wii U now and have it out of the way so you let your wallet recover for whats to come.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Maybe. There are good games now that can justify it, depending on what you like. I have a Wii U with Zombi U, Nintendo Land, NSMBU, NSLU, Assassins Creed 3, Tekken Tag, Mario 3D World, Zelda Wind Waker, Darksiders IIfor example. If you take Pikmin 3, W101 etc together with that I guess you could say its a decent collection (I have some 50 Wii games, a couple of hundred VC, Wii Ware and Indies too). So yeah, it could be justified I guess.

          • DragonSilths

            Don’t forget Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      i love how Ninkiddos always talk about the same line-up of games that arent even out or nowhere near out yet…lol

      • Antar Rodríguez

        lol i love how ninhaters dont even know what to post anymore to get some attention

        • RyuNoHadouken

          i own all systems, but i come here to lol at you mindless fanboys

          • Antar Rodríguez

            great keep coming so we can lol at you too, i own all consoles too but i dont go as low as you by criticising other consoles or other games i dont like, as simple as keeping your mouth shut

          • RyuNoHadouken

            i speak the real…i know, its hard to accept, but it makes you feel so much better when you can learn to live life politically incorrect

          • Antar Rodríguez

            yeha you keep telling yourself that

  • Mario

    Looking forward to it.

  • darkcreap

    Great!!!

  • Justagamer

    Awesome is all that is really needed to be said

  • Madmagican

    Wow, I literally just saw this on the forums a couple hours ago
    ‘course anything zelda is always met with frothing mouths and anticipation

    • CEObrainz

      Yep….frothing right here….

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    A Skyrim type of Zelda is about the only thing that would make me change my mind about the Zelda series. I was never a fan of it, but if it wen’t that direction. Sign me up. Oh, and hopefully it it’ll have that Zelda HD look to it back at E3. :P

  • Nintedward

    ALBW is pretty darn fantastic so far for me. I hope the Wiiu game can be as good or even better!

    • Guest

      @Nintedward:disqus!!!!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        @Guest!!!!

        • NintenScience

          lol

    • darkcreap

      Yep. I bought the special edition 3DS (golden and black) for it. It is awesome. Never seen such a great Zelda game in years.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Its even better than the game its modeled on.

  • John Andalora

    Neat.
    However, I’m gonna keep my comments to a minimum, as I officially sold my Wii U today.
    Hope he likes this game more than I would’ve.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Brace yourself for the large amount of possible hate. Not that you’re breaking a sweat over it.

      • NintenScience

        xd

      • Rinslowe

        Sheesh lighten up! Look around – there are no haters here, possible or otherwise. Lol. Just have a good time. :)

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Lighten up? You turned me on.

          • Rinslowe

            You my man are very welcome! And I mean that to all of “you”; both singular and plural :)

      • John Andalora

        I probably will get a lot of hate, but I sold it to a friend who I think will enjoy it a lot more than I ever could. He was very excited about the whole thing, and told me about which games he couldn’t wait for.

        If people hate me for thinking that it’d be better for someone else to get more entertainment out of the bloody thing than me, it’s their problem.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Shame on you tricking your friend to buy this flawed and failed product. What when he realize that you fooled him?

          • Rinslowe

            It’s when one realises they’ve fooled themselves, lol.

            http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/blbushism-foolme.htm

          • John Andalora

            Well, in that sense, then the cycle will continue of selling it to someone else for less than the cost of getting it until someone either likes it or destroys it.

            Until then, we just sit back and enjoy the ride.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            wise words

    • NintenScience

      lol

  • Ducked

    I’m guessing the new Legend of Zelda game will be in for a release in 2015

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      More than likely.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        2016

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Maybe even 2017.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            If its that late I think it must have been pushed back. But my guess is honestly late 2015- late 2016. It depends on what they do to it. If its a 3D game in the spirit of its forerunners, my guess is 2016. Are they going for a pseudo-new-remake-game, than its possible its earlier as in 2014. If they are downplaying 3D and instead choses to do something like ALTTP/ALBW, then 2015. My guess is that if they will do something much more cost effectiv, then 2015.

    • Albert Lucero Jr

      Let’s hope not. A big reason for Wii U’s struggles is due to game delays. They can’t do that in 2014 or they will sabotage their own system. I plan on getting a Wii U as soon as Zelda comes out. I’m hoping they make it great as they keep saying. The rest of the 2014 looks great as well as long as they don’t delay any of the games.

      • Rinslowe

        I think they could easily hold onto Zelda for 2015. Next year has Donkey Kong, Kart 8, Smash and X for first party titles. X on it’s own will likely satisfy the majority of RPG fans like myself for a good portion of the year. Assuming it’s released at the end of Q2/ beginning of Q3 and especially if it has online multiplayer. I believe that and some third party support makes it a pretty robust 2014 already, no? Bayonetta 2, Watchdogs, Project Cars, Fast Racing Neo…

        • Albert Lucero Jr

          Let’s say they do push Zelda back to 2015 which is not a bad thing if and that’s a big IF Nintendo doesn’t delay any games. That is also very important because that would mean that Smash would most likely need to be released in either November or December of 2014 for the huge Holiday season since Mario Kart might be released in early to middle part of the year. If no delays happen than yes it could be successful but if games get delayed than that will kill any momentum for the Wii U.

          • Rinslowe

            Agreed. Nintendo need to stay on a prompt 2014 schedule with the titles already slated for release next year. Maintaining the positive momentum of their recent titles, especially SM3DW is paramount to Wii U’s success. Zelda will slay the market, either way. But that doesn’t lessen the importance of 2014 for Wii U overall.

      • Ducked

        So you’re saying you think the new Legend of Zelda game will be out next year?

        • Albert Lucero Jr

          They have hinted that it’s further along than anticipated. Nintendo needs a great Zelda game for the 2014 Holiday season. If Nintendo has Zelda, Mario Kart and Smash out in 2014 along with Donkey Kong, X, Bayonetta and Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem than the Wii U will take off in sales but Zelda has to be a part of that for the Holiday. In my opinion Kart should be released in March or April and Smash should be released in June or July to keep the momentum going.

          • Ducked

            I just can’t see it being out next year, it seems to soon. Nintendo will have some other games for the holiday season, Smash Bros, Yoshi, and another unannounced game. It be great for Nintendo to have the new LoZ out by next year, but I can’t see it happening.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          There is a high possibility that it could be out next year. For instance, I remember Miyamoto saying that the game will be released in 2014, a while back, when the whole “Zelda tech demo” was new and stuff. Also, (I don’t remember the exact year, but) I believe they started production on this new Zelda in 2012…..so if 2014 is the due date, that’d mean Zelda will be in production for 3 years. And I remember Aonuma saying that he wants to create Zelda games in 3 years, instead of the usual 4.

          • Ducked

            I remember hearing it be out 2014, but that was over a year ago. Nintendo is working hard on the next Smash Bros, and currently finishing up on Mario Kart 8. (which are the biggest sellers) Not counting Yarn Yoshi, and Fire Emblem crossover. Maybe we’re get a new Metroid, or another HD remaster game. But I wouldn’t expect a 2014 release..

      • majora :D

        I’d rather have it in 2016. Masterpieces take long to produce.

        • Albert Lucero Jr

          Well that would depend on when they started making. In my opinion Nintendo can’t afford for it to come out that late. If they can have all the games I mentioned come out in 2014 along with watchdogs and possibly some 3rd party support and than surprise us with maybe Metroid, Star Fox and FZero for 2015 than Nintendo would be sitting much better.

  • Rinslowe

    Is it too much to ask for just one little teaser trailer? (stares out of window… and lets imagination run wild).

    • Magnus Eriksson
      • Rinslowe

        I’m in mainland China right now – can’t open the link (no pun intended) or see the pic. No VPN, on this old laptop either. Tell me what I was supposed to be looking at. lol. :)

        • majora :D

          CD-i Zelda

          • Rinslowe

            Never underestimate the power of a crappy laptop and the great firewall of China, lol. I’ve been spared.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Wii U will be doomed if that game hits the console.

        • JB

          … but those graphics though… Lol

      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        Mah boi, the King is returning in HD !

        http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/jvVe6oT0z0Q/maxresdefault.jpg

    • Albert Lucero Jr

      Or even an image of what art direction they will be using..

      • Rinslowe

        I’d be lying if I didn’t say that my wonder is equaled by my nervous anticipation on that topic, lol. I’m sure it’ll be great and for what it’s worth I’m sold without proof. It’s just that I also hope whatever art style they choose, it’s one that also appeals to a mass audience for Wii U’s success.

  • nf_zeta

    The thing about these short sentences that gives me more hype than when any other company says it is that Nintendo usually actually delivers on what they say.

  • josh

    I’ve been following the series since i was 8. I’ll be 29 when this comes out.. this sucks.. I hope the wait is worth it. As much as i liked windwaker, I think i’ll officially retire if they come out with another cartoony, maybe fruity looking zelda game. Nevermind the gameplay.. im sure it will be great.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      i hear ya…im 35..have beaten every Zelda game besides SkywardSword…never played it because the graphics weren’t pleasing to my eyes and the prologue i read didnt excite me…enough with this cartoon crap…gimme a life-like Zelda game with ultra realistic graphics!!!!

  • NintenScience
  • http://www.facebook.com/ericazure Azure

    PLEASE Link: faces of evil 2

    • NintenScience

      No.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ericazure Azure

        Alright i’ll settle for Wand of Gamelon 2

  • NintenScience

    Wii U/PS4 master race

    • DarkLegacy

      Xbox one low master race loooool

      • NintenScience

        xd

  • companyoflosers

    they really should have touched on the next wii u zelda at the last e3. honestly i expected at least a mention. by now though i wish we could at least see some concept art or a clip. just give me something visual nintendo, anything. id even take just the title!

  • GameBoy1979

    Hopefully Nintendo has secretly been hard at work finalizing an actual playable Zelda U game that will be available for sometime sooner than 2015; maybe even early 2014. As much as I want a great game & appreciate careful attention to detail, aesthetic, & playability, this is the ONE game that I have waited on up until this point with the most anticipation & wish they would double the development team so we can get the game sooner, haha! I can’t take it much longer!!!

  • DragonSilths

    Just an idea, but let me know what you guys think about it.
    For each Temple, the item you get at the end of each Dungeon after beating the boss is what Link needs, however Link himself cannot go into these Temples. Only the chosen Sages can.
    For example:
    Fire Temple – You play as a Goron.
    Water Temple – You play as a Zora.
    Forest Temple – You play as a Deku Sprout.
    Light Temple – You play as Zelda.
    Not sure about the other temples, lol. Re-dead for the Shadow Temple…lol.

  • Damian Waga

    I really hope they take the visuals to a Majoras Mask/Twilight Princess theme mixed with the smooth, fantastic animations we saw at the CGI reveal of Mega Man (Basically final fantasy animations)

  • Luciano

    Ok,waiting for next Nintendo Direct and more info in 2014

  • Rocky

    I would like to see a Zelda M.M.O game for Nintendo. Male or Female Link; from the early link, young link, toon link, twilight link and so on. This could perhaps be better than Final fantasy online haha.

    • C4

      “Female Link”

      Why not Zelda? :)

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    It’s not the new zelda they already said that would be shown for the first time at e3 2014

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    Eiji Aunuma enough talk show us something pls :) We allready know you want to surpass all expectations on the new Zelda, you always do, (always succeeding is a debateable part though)

    Both Zelda Windwaker HD and Zelda a link Between worlds succeeded though, as of now even Ocarina of Time is no longer my second favorite, but a Link Between Worlds is, my no1 is still unsurpassed and still is A link to the Past, but ALBW certainly comes VERY close, just started on Hero Mode. Same can be said on Metroid, the snes smash hit is still holding strong on 1 followed by MP2 Echoes on a good second. I doubt if the Snes classics can and will ever be surpassed…

  • Marcos Parreira

    If the graphics are like the tech demo… there is just no game from Microsoft or Sony that can beat it. I’m sorry, but it will have all a game needs: great controls (GamePad), great history and great graphics.

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

  • Deadpool U

    People also want you to make a more compelling argument so you don’t look like the anti Nintendo troll you deny you are.

  • Josiah Parsons

    Wait, Which people? Nintendo first party games are the best! With the Music, the gameplay, lack of gratuitous violence… I could just play Nintendo first party titles forever!

  • Squid

    Not a reason to buy now, but a reason to buy later.

  • Wildman

    Name these “old” titles that are “repeated”.

    “People want more than just Nintendo games.” I agree with that statement. I absolutely love Nintendo games, but I like my variety.

  • Jon

    Gosh…. I didn’t know Wonderful 101, Project X, Yarn Yoshi were all repeats. I’ll even add Wii Fit and Wii Party as they only have one other title to it…but knowing you… you’ll say their new games are all just repeats because they may have elements from other games.

  • NintendoNoob

    I just love my rehashed Zelda. I mean what’s the difference between Link Between Worlds Worlds and Skyward Sword? It’s like Nintendo just copy and pasted Skyward sword onto the 3ds!! No innovation whatsoever. Halo on the other hand gave me a grenade!!! It has soo much innovation!!

  • DragonSilths

    Yup, those generic fps games, COD Ghosts 2, 3, 4, MW5, MW6, Black Ops 3, and 4, Battlefield 5 and 6. Also cant forget the overused Zombie games.

    Edit:
    Hey now…I didn’t get to correct him again. I was going to say, there are more mindless sheep people in this world then people who can think on their own.

  • Deadpool U

    Yeah that makes a lot of sense discontinue a year old console with tons of exclusives coming to it.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    My guess is that it will be an add-on, making Wii U able to play games in the high end of the market. Sadly it wont work because Nintendo have lost all credibility, and are unable to draw attention from third parties. They will release one or two games for that system, before packing the bags and drop the hardware biz just like SEGA and Atari. To survive they will sell their franchises to more responsible actors in the industry, and soon we will see a Zelda with EAs mark on it or a Microsoft Mario in Kinect. This is the end of Nintendo as we know it. And its probably for the best. Im convinced this will make a healthier and more innovative console market.

  • DragonSilths

    While its true Nintendo’s last E3 got major hype behind it and failed. With whats already been announced for 2014, don’t see how they could repeat the last E3.

  • Squid

    I don’t think Americans even say whilst.

  • Rinslowe

    Lol,

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    This is true.

  • Squid

    But if someone was to buy a Wii U, they clearly have some games to work with until the major(as mask) titles come out.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    :P

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Gotta love sarcasm.

  • NintenScience

    lol, the downvotes

  • Phillip Fauble

    wut

  • iamserious

    Sarcasm??

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I think they overestimated what the Wii really was too. There is a core of truth in that, absolutely.

  • Rinslowe

    Love your work man. Bringing a smile to us all. Superb!

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Certainly can’t argue with that. Wii sold a lot, but I do agree it was a novelty item, and the hype for it ended. They were naive to think that little advertising was the way to go and expecting that those Wii owners would jump right on it. :P

  • DarkLegacy

    Ok

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Can’t make them all happy. :P

  • Rinslowe

    EVERYONE knows he’s joking and still!

  • NintenScience

    Ha ha

  • Magnus Eriksson

    They will be happy once EA have perfectioned Zelda :)

  • Magnus Eriksson

    How is Metroid repeated? 2 games made in the 80s and 90s (8 and 16-bits platformers). A trilogy in 3D fps made in mid 2000 and a totally different one, mixed 2D and 3D, made around 2010. And Pikmin? Only three games were made.

  • Jon

    And now we will name the hot games that are on the new systems that are repeated. GTA , CoD, BF, assassins creed, Fifa, Madden, NFS, Lego, Halo, Skylanders, Etc.

    I find it funny how you go on how Pikmin is a repeated game, the last game was 9 years ago. Pokemon, Zelda, and Mario, yeah, they are repeated but they are still great games and they achieve what people play them for.

  • Schultz38

    Seriously asking, do you go only tell the “truth” on Nintendo websites? Do you say anything about the many Halo games, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, etc. on other websites? Because under your definition all of these games would be old and repeated favorites on Sony and Microsoft systems.
    Or is it just Nintendo? I’m seriously asking, not trying to argue or anything.

  • Wildman

    Those are old titles yeah? They came out years ago. Nintendo makes their old new. They try new things and shake things up.
    Look at Super Mario Galaxy. Yeah it’s the same old Mario name, but it’s not the same old Mario game. I realize that is a Wii game. Look at Super Mario 3D Land. They took the old “Mario game” formula and shook it up to make it new. It’s not old anymore because it is so radically different than the previous installments. Same for any other Nintendo game. Especially Zelda and Metroid.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    We can just watch and learn. The guy is an artist. :)

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    EA=Excellence and Awesomeness

  • Schultz38

    I for real love your posts. They make me laugh especially when so many people get mad and down vote you.

  • Rinslowe

    Hahaha, Perfectioned; word of the day! Love it!

  • DragonSilths

    Perfected you mean? Perfectioned isn’t a word.

  • Mario

    Are you being sarcastic?

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Extraordinary Awesomness to the Zelda. Everyone will be happy. And MS can put the Nintendo dev team to do some useful work at the Kinect branch instead of wasting time on Mario and other stuff no one wants. Iwata can bring coffee and be head chief at the copy machines. :)

  • NintenScience

    EA= Egocentric Assholes

  • Rinslowe

    He’s like fluid dynamics. Totally surreal and gracefully serpentine. :P

  • Rinslowe

    Every artist has their off days!

  • Wildman

    Metroid is only old by name.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Lol. Big ouchy.

  • Jon

    actually…. you claim that GTA is not a repeated game…..but the fact that it is GTA V (when there has been many more than 5 made) makes it a repeated game. so therefore you don’t always tell the truth, even more that you are claiming you always tell the truth right now when that much itself is lying.

  • Schultz38

    What a political answer.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    You don’t tell the truth, you tell the same shit!

  • Magnus Eriksson

    You say your opinions. Thats not the same as the truth. Tastes and feelings are subjective, truth is always objective.

  • Phillip Fauble

    Apparently someone hasn’t done their research before trolling again!

  • DragonSilths

    And where are the TONS of exclusives that the Xbox One has?Dead Rising 3 and Forza 5 right now…TitanFall in March…and Halo 5 in the Fall of 2014. That’s 4. PS4 has…lets see Killzone Shadowfall, Uncharted 4 at some point, Infamous Second Son…that’s about it. That’s 3.

  • Jon

    Really? All I see is it is a different city that is usually larger with a few other extras. Everything else is the same. same game mechanics, same gameplay, same missions just in a different setting and slight variation in outcomes. Same game purpose.

  • NintendoNoob

    I know right!! What’s the difference between Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario 3d World? Oh yeah, nothing!!! GTA has soo much more innovation, they gave me a car I could ride in, and guns!!! The gameplay also changes greatly from each installment. GTA IV had you running and shooting GTA V has you skipping and shoooting!!

  • Wildman

    “Each Mario game is the same shit.”
    If you believe Super Mario on the NES from 1985 is the same game as Super Mario(subtitle) from any years after, you must be a fool.
    They may all follow the same formula, (run, jump, coins, power-ups) but they are vastly different games! They do something different in each installment.

  • Rinslowe

    Beautiful man, just beautiful! People may down vote you. But I know! Poetic reverse psychology at it’s finest!

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Challenge accepted. In wich way is Mario or Wrecking Crew similar to Paper Mario or Smash Bros? How is dr. Mario similar to Super Mario 64? How is Super Mario World similar to Super Mario Sunshine? There is atleast SOME diversity here, so you are way to categorical to be a truthteller. We all know you know better than this. You must slam the italian plumber harder than that, or else its to easy to think you have become outdated too.

  • Rinslowe

    Lets not forget Knack for PS4! Or were you being kind by forgetting Knack for PS4? Lol.

  • Magnus Eriksson
  • Rinslowe

    Lol, Bravo Bravo! Didn’t think you’d actually do it but you did it anyway. :)

  • DragonSilths

    I forgot about it honestly. Its a forgettable title. But it did get slammed by reviewers lol.

  • DragonSilths

    Everyone wants, X don’t be jelly that the best talent from Square Enix is Nintendo exclusive. We all want Zelda HD, we all want Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei, we all want Mairo Kart 8, EVERY SELF RESPECTING GAMER WANTS SMASH BROS, Most want Yoshi Land U, EVERYONE wants Miyamoto’s new IP, a lot want Bayonetta 2. Me…I am not sold on that but point is. Wii U has more AAA 1080p and 60pfs games by the end of 2014.

  • Jon

    and what new experience is this? Last I check, it is about going around accepting missions to whack some dude and become the baddest person in town. That is what EVERY game I have played has been and I own, played and have beaten every GTA game on steam and I doubt GTA V brings much newer gameplay to the scene judging by the gameplay videos I have seen.

  • NintenScience

    Sarcasm…

  • Rinslowe

    Could you switch it up a little? We’ve all already seen that one. :(

  • NintenScience

    lol

  • Magnus Eriksson

    never

  • Petri

    GTA games use the same formula as well.
    Steal a car, ride a car, kill a man and on your spare time beat up some prostitutes.
    But now on GTA V, you can do that as 3 different characters, ah the innovation is dazzling.

  • DarkLegacy

    Agreed. He just comes here to talk shit about the Wii U by saying “It’s over” or perhaps calling it a gimmick