New Wii Zelda Hopefully at E3 2010

Though Nintendo managed to get through the entirety of its E3 2009 press conference without a mention of the next Zelda game for the Wii, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto tonight expressed his hopes that the long-awaited sequel may be shown next year.

"To be honest, at this E3 I wanted to announce a new Zelda for Wii," he said at a roundtable tonight, as reported by Gamasutra. "But we've already shown you a Zelda on Wii." Instead, he showed the crowd a piece of concept art from "the next game," detailing a realistic-looking Link. Sadly, attendees weren't allowed to photograph the art.

Alongside his hopes to showcase the as-yet-unannounced title at E3 2010, Miyamoto also noted that the game could require the sensitivity-increasing Wii MotionPlus add-on, though that depends on sales of the June 8-due peripheral and one other factor.

"I love action games, and bring in archery and swordplay, that's great for me, but some people love [Zelda] as an RPG, and like the simpler controls, so that's something I really have to think about," he mused.

From The Chatty

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    June 2, 2009 10:25 PM

    just knowing that it's unofficially in the works is enough for me to be crazy excited for this.

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      June 2, 2009 10:49 PM

      Unofficial? Miyamoto himself said that it was in the works. Or did I misunderstand and you meant that you would be excited even if it was unofficial?

      Anyway, I wouldn't be HALF as excited about this if it weren't for the fact that it will be compatible with Wii motion plus. I'm very happy that people are putting it to use in more than just sport games.

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        June 3, 2009 7:44 AM

        by "unofficial" i just mean that it wasn't quite announced. it was just a round table meeting, not a full blown press release or presentation at a conference.

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        June 3, 2009 11:05 AM

        Anything with a sword deserves to have wii motion plus. I want more accurate sword controls in a star wars game, or red steel game. Zelda would be great too. I want it to the point where I lift my hand/arm up and I see the character mimic my motion.

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      June 2, 2009 10:50 PM

      Same here, I thought the Twilight Princess had a pretty decent realistic link since Ocarina of Time, so I'm already exited that there working on it already.

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      June 3, 2009 9:25 AM

      If anything, you should be disappointed because this interview sort of reveals how little progress has been made towards the next Zelda game. Miyamoto doesn't even know if it will use motion plus or be more rpg like. He has no idea for a concept.

      It could be two years before we even see a trailer. Then, if it's anything like Twilight Princess, three more years before it goes on store shelves.

      So five years? That's a long time. The world will change.

      By the way his comment - "you already have a Zelda on the Wii" - really pissed me off.

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        June 3, 2009 10:15 AM

        Not five years. If they plan to announce it at e3 next year, then it'll be a holiday '10 title probably. Nintendo doesn't like to announce games that are years out, anymore. Super Mario Galaxy 2 would have made this holiday, but they're delaying it since they already have a Mario game coming out.

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          June 3, 2009 11:06 AM

          Latest I'd say would be first half 2011.

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          June 3, 2009 11:40 AM

          Wishful thinking. Were you not around during the Twilight Princess debacle? I'd love to be wrong though.

          Super Mario Galaxy will be out soon because it is the same game with new levels. It's easy to make.

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            June 3, 2009 12:06 PM

            what TP debacle? It was a good game. I don't see your point.

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              June 3, 2009 12:15 PM

              The game trailer showed a fairly finished product in 2004 and was going to be released in early 2005.

              Then it was late 2005.

              Then it was early 2006.

              Then it was late 2006.

              Then it was early 2007.

              Then it was late 2007.

              Then it was delayed again so they could port it to the first Wii and make it look like the Wii ha a Zelda game at launch.

              THAT is the debacle I am referring to.

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          June 3, 2009 11:46 AM

          Another thing, you say Nintendo doesn't like to announce games that are years out. That's the thing, they haven't announced it yet. There's no reason to think they will in 2010 either.