Zelda Wii U still in R&D phase, says Miyamoto

By Johnny Cullen, Friday, 8 June 2012 10:56 GMT

A Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda is still in the research and development phase, Shigeru Miyamoto has said in an EW interview.

A Zelda tech demo debuted at E3 last year for Wii U that showed Link in battle against a spider-like creature.

For the next Zelda, Miyamoto said “evolved” controls will form part of the experience.

“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 said.

“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.”

When the next game does arrive, Miyamoto added it needs to be accessible to a wider 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. 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?'”

Via EG.

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