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Wed, Nov 18, 2009 | 18:35 GMT
Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has told ONM to Nintendo has surprises in store at E3 2010, and he thinks that long-time Zelda fans will be in for a “fresh surprise”.
“It is something we used to talk about with Mr. Miyamoto, and he and I agree that if we are following the same structure again and again, we might not be able to give long time Zelda fans a fresh surprise,” said Aonuma.
“So we have been trying something new in terms of the structure of the Wii version of the new Zelda game this time. I am really hopeful that people will be surprised with the changes we have implemented for this Wii version.
“I hope that we can show you something at the E3 show next year and it is something we are hopeful will be surprising.”
Full thing through the link, courtesy of GoNintendo.
Tue, Nov 10, 2009 | 21:06 GMT
Some new screens for Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks showing off Link playing his Spirit Pipes popped up on CVG today.
To play the new instrument, you have to blow into the DS microphone while moving the stylus left to right, to work the pipes.
Speaking of blowing into things, you also have to use your hot air with Link’s new whirlwind weapon. It creates a mini typhoon and blows enemies away.
You can also use a whip to beat your enemies into submission or reach new areas – kind of like the grappling hook from previous games.
Head on over through the link for the shots and a video.
It’s out in the UK December 11.
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 23:36 GMT
Shigeru Miyamoto has said that the next Zelda game for Wii will use MotionPlus in order to provide more realistic sword combat and targeting.
“In this (installment of the series), we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand,” Miyamoto stated during an October 30 Q&A session, per Edge.
“In the previous game, you aimed at things by pointing at the screen, but this time we’ll use MotionPlus to create a much more convenient targeting system and a more pleasurable playing experience.
During E3, Miyamoto stated that he would like to see the next Legend of Zelda game be exclusive to WMP, but there is still no word on whether that will be the case or not.
More through the link.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 07:16 BST
Can we look forward to a brave new direction for the next Wii Zelda? In a word: no.
“I don’t think it’s going to be that radically different,” Shigeru Miyamoto said in the latest issue of Nintendo Power.
The game was semi-announced at E3, and is expected to be revealed in earnest next year.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 22:23 BST
Shigeru Miyamoto has told Wired that the reason the new Zelda game was show at the Q&A at E3 instead of the press event, is because it’s still a ways off.
“Media briefings, for us, that’s a place where we’re going to talk about our business for the coming year and the products that we’re going to release over the next 12 months or so,” he said.
“The development of Zelda has been focused strictly on the gameplay structure at this point. We haven’t devoted much in the way of efforts to things like graphical representation, and story, and those types of production elements.
“Because of that, we thought it was just more valuable to continue have the team focus their energies on creating what will be a very entertaining gameplay system, rather than have them waste their energies creating a trailer to announce a game at E3 very far in advance.”
As far as the new Zelda using Wii MotionPlus, he says at this point it’s a given.
“The goal at this point is that we would make Wii MotionPlus required in order to play Zelda,” he told the site.
“The bigger hurdle for us is not really whether people have a Wii MotionPlus or don’t have it, it’s whether or not the experience is one where people will think they want to have a Wii Motion Plus in order to experience it.”
Hit the link for more.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 07:23 BST
Miyamoto just said he’s working on a new Zelda for Wii. He also showed us a piece of art for the game.
He’s hoping to incorporate Wii MotionPlus into the game.
He wants to launch it in 2010. Might not happen, though.
The news came from a roundtable discussion at E3 today.
Wed, May 27, 2009 | 09:23 BST
Macquarie Research “understands” that Nintendo will show Wii Fit Plus in its press conference at E3 next week, “which will be sold separately from the board and in a bundle and will capitalise on the 17m existing Wii Fit users”.
The equity firm also expects “Nintendo to learn its lessons from last year and provide more gamer-centric announcements at E3 such as a new Zelda or Mario title for the Wii (in addition to the new Zelda for DS).”
The conference takes place on Tuesday morning next week. Nintendo confirmed last night that Reggie, Iwata and Cammie “The Teeth” Dunaway will be taking the stage for the event.
We’ll be live-blogging it, obviously.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 09:13 BST
Gamestop CEO Dan DeMatteo has told CNBC that Nintendo’s told him there’s a Christmas blockbuster on the way.
“We think there will be a Nintendo key property coming out by the end of the year,” he said.
“They haven’t given us any insight, but they have told us to reserve [shelf] space.”
There’s no further detail through there, other than speculation it may be a new Zelda game. We’ll know at E3.
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 | 19:24 BST
NoA’s Reggie Fils-Aime has told GameTrailers TV that Nintendo will do better at E3 this year.
“We haven’t announced a launch date [for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks], maybe we’ll do that at E3. You know, everyone wants to know what we’re going to announce at E3 and my answer is, come to E3 and you’ll see… From Nintendo’s perspective, we always go into E3 with a very high bar wanting to satisfy not only the core fans but also ourselves. We’re hoping to do a much better job this year. You’ll have to see for yourself.”
Last year’s E3 performance from Nintendo was panned by most attendees.
Mon, Dec 22, 2008 | 22:11 GMT
Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian issued a research note today saying that a new Princess Peach title and, wait for it, a brand new Zelda title would help game sales grow 5 percent in 2009.
That was the good news. The bad news is that the new Zelda title is pure guesswork in his part. The Princess Peach adventure isn’t.
GTA V was also included in his research: “Looking ahead to 2009, we expect mid-single-digit growth in software sales on a tough growth comparison and potentially fewer hit titles (eg, no GTA V until 2010),” he wrote.
However, when Gamespot quizzed him on that, “Sebastian said he wasn’t so much specifying 2010 as a release window for the game as telling investors that it would definitely not be coming out in 2009.”
So a huge non-event really. Sorry about that. More through the link, though.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 | 07:32 BST
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 09:17 BST
Speaking to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto has fleshed out a brief announcement in the Nintendo press conference last night that there are new Zelda games in the works.
“The Zelda team in particular always works on Zelda titles,” he said, shockingly. “The core members of the Zelda team have for a very long time now been focused on Zelda games, and continue to focus on Zelda games, so they are hard at work and working away.
“And then, of course, we have the DS Zelda team as well, so even there we’re having some switching of people in and out where the DS team is mixing in with the Wii team and working on the Wii version.”
More through the link.