Miyamoto Reveals Zelda For Wii U Still in Research & Development
Zelda for Wii U was shown at last year’s E3 in a video montage against a spider with hi-res looking graphics as shown above. However, there was a notable absence at E3 for Zelda which spark questions as to why nothing was shown – Miyamoto answered in an interview that Zelda is still at the research and development stage.
“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,” Miyamoto 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.”
These controls will be “evolved” for the next Zelda, Miyamoto added.
“We’re in the phase where we’re looking back at what’s worked very well and what has been missing and how can we evolve it further.”
“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. 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?’”
“So we have a number of different experiments going on, and [when] we decide that we’ve found the right one of those to really help bring Zelda to a very big audience, then we’ll be happy to announce it.”
There’s no doubt many gamers looking forward to the Wii U will be upset to see no Zelda title released for the Wii U anytime soon, howevever Reggie confirmed at the E3 press conference that there are still many promising titles to choose when the Wii U launches