Miyamoto Updates “Zelda Wii U” Project
With all of the hubbub surrounding Nintendo’s enigmatic Wii U console, diehard gamers couldn’t help but notice that lovely Zelda demo that they kept teasing us with. It was merciless, but Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has given an update on the project.
Still in the “research and development phase,” Miyamoto-san has stated that right now, Nintendo is messing about with Legend of Zelda‘s control schematics for the console.
“With the last game, Skyward Sword, that was a game where you had motion control to use your weapons and a lot of different items, and I thought that was a lot of fun,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “But there were some people who weren’t able to do that or didn’t like it as much and stopped playing partway through it.”
While last year’s E3 event saw Nintendo sporting a Zelda-themed tech demo, there were no mentions of such a title this past week. Disappointing? Very much so. However, Miyamoto-san has said that the next entry will be made accessible to a wide audience.
“We’re seeing how the way that tastes are broadening in video games and you have some people who prefer more casual experiences, and you have some people who prefer sort of those more in-depth experiences,” he said.
“Obviously, as a company that’s been making games for a very long time, we tend to be more on the deeper, longer game side of things.
“But really what we continue to 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?”
We’re just asking if we’ll see Zelda Wii U anytime soon. As of right now, Nintendo has yet to announce a release date for their console too. Perhaps we’ll see Link again in 2013.
Via Digital Spy.