E3 2013: New Wii U Zelda Almost Came to E3

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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The Legend of Zelda series creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, has revealed that development on the latest Zelda game for the Nintendo Wii U is coming along really well, and the company considered revealing it at E3. Miyamoto spoke in a recent interview, and when asked about the next Zelda game, he said:

“We’re also working on a new Wii U Zelda game. Work on that is progressing fairly concretely. In fact, we were thinking about showing it here at E3 but decided to wait just a little bit longer before sharing it with everyone.”

It is great to hear that the development has progressed to the point of possibly being showcased. Unfortunately, it seems Nintendo wants to save this game for later. In the meantime, we do have The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to look forward to while we wait for more information on this new game. Hopefully, they won’t wait too long to reveal it. This is yet another game for you Wii U owners or future Wii U owners to look out for when more information becomes available. It will be interesting to see how Zelda Wii U will use the system’s GamePad, or how it will be incorporated into the puzzles.

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  • Ives

    as long as the new zelda incorporates the style of the tech demo they had a couple years ago, then all is well and I can wait for a year before seeing the finished product

    • Goose

      Pretty sure I read somewhere that the art direction for the new Zelda will be along the lines of Skyward Sword since they liked it so much.

    • Zelda

      I thought the Skyward Sword art style was a perfect balance between Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, I hope Nintendo keeps it! It was a beautiful blend of realistic form and style combined with bright colors and lightweight feelings. It really was amazing!

      However, I will say the style from the tech demo is definitely a possibility, based on Link’s character design in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games!

  • Siraea

    That’s fair enough. 🙂 They can always reveal it via Nintendo Direct when they’re ready. I’d rather they wait until they have a demo or video they’re really happy with than feel they needed to rush for E3. :O I’m personally looking forward to A Link Between Worlds. :3

  • Vinicius

    That’s Nintendo for you, they won’t reveal the game unless thay are certain that, what they are showing is worth showing.

  • Z

    im sure they wont announce anything before wind waker hd comes out. a new game announcement before then would probably undercut sales

  • RagunaXL

    that’s good to hear! we might get it sooner in the console cycle than wii got skyward sword. I am more excited about ‘a link between worlds’ though.

  • Goose

    Wii U Zelda would be great if it had Twilight Princess art, but Skyward Sword art is fine, too.