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Wii getting new Zelda game

Wii getting new Zelda game

While details are scarce on the new Legend of Zelda game for the Wii, it's possible that it will require the Wii MotionPlus.

Speaking at E3 2009 Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that he is working on a new Legend of Zelda game for the Wii - one which may require the Wii MotionPlus controller add-on to play.

While Miyamoto didn't have a lot of details to share about the game at this point he did show a large painting of a pale blue figure wearing a helmet. While that might not mean a lot right now, Miyamoto has claimed it features central story elements of the game and reflects how far along they are with the title.

"To be honest with you, I really wanted to announce a Zelda game for Wii at this E3. But rather than think about something to bring you to show you, we really wanted to focus on actual game development," he said, according to Eurogamer.

"I would like to say we hope to bring it to you next year. It may take a little longer," was all that the Mario creator would say on when gamers could expect to get hold of the title.

While Nintendo didn't drop any startling new details on the game, it was hinted that the game may require the Wii MotionPlus controller add-on to play.

"We'd like to make it compatible with Wii MotionPlus," Miyamoto confirmed. "It's quite possible it will be playable only with Wii MotionPlus. The potential for it becoming MotionPlus-only depends of course on how well Wii Sports Resort sells."

Would you be interested in a new Legend of Zelda game, or would you rather that Nintendo looked to create some original IP for once? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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proxess 3rd June 2009, 13:31 Quote
They're still trying to beat Ocarina of Time. Doesn't feel like it's going to be this one either tho.
Goty 3rd June 2009, 13:42 Quote
The only reason any game would "require" the Wii MotionPlus add-on is so Nintendo can force you to spend more money just to play the game, there's no physical reason that you'd need it.
adamc 3rd June 2009, 14:52 Quote
apart from true 1:1 swordplay

i liked Majora's Mask more than Ocarina of Time anyway, they need to bring back that awesome book of happiness sub-quest.
DXR_13KE 3rd June 2009, 15:13 Quote
why the hell don't they make a wiimote version 2 with incorporated motion plus?? this will have the same fate as the 32X.
themax 3rd June 2009, 17:25 Quote
I've read that Nintendo will be pre-packaging the Wii Motion Plus with games that require it. I hope doing so doesn't make these games cost more. If this is true, and Nintendo doesn't increase the price it should make it easier to get the device into their costumers hands without impacting sales of it.

Edit: Also this announcement should have made during the press conference. Nintendo's E3 conference was pretty boring to me with only a few announcements that kept me interested ( Metriod M, Galaxy 2, and Kingdom Hearts for DS).
GoodBytes 3rd June 2009, 18:15 Quote
@Themax is correct.
WiiMotion Plus was said to be included (as an official statement) in Red Steel 2 and Wii resort.
Rumor suggest a other games as well.

So it's not all that bad. Zelda game is going to be announced NEXT E3 for, my guess, the year after that (like Metroid), so by that time you should have at least 2 Wiimote with it, and probably start producing Wiimote with it integrated (my guess).
pendragon 3rd June 2009, 18:15 Quote
I haven't played a game with the MotionPlus attachment, however the idea of 1:1 swordplay fills me with glee and I'd happily pay extra for such a thing
lewchenko 3rd June 2009, 19:51 Quote
template for future use :

Nintendo is releasing a new version of <insert old title rehashed 1000 times already eg. Zelda / Mario> as they simply have no new software ideas.

Seriously... has Nintendo released any original content for the wii other than wii sports/wii fit ?
Mentai 3rd June 2009, 23:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewchenko
template for future use :

Nintendo is releasing a new version of <insert old title rehashed 1000 times already eg. Zelda / Mario> as they simply have no new software ideas.

Seriously... has Nintendo released any original content for the wii other than wii sports/wii fit ?

While I agree with you, you can't deny that Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime 3 innovated both their respective genres. Rumour has it that Nintendo has realised they need to drastically alter the Zelda formula for this next title, which is why it's taking so long and Miyamoto has his hands all over it.
I don't see the problem with using the same IP if there are significant differences between each game. Hell it's been years since the last donkey kong, and everyone seems to want a title with kid icarus. I think people that buy Nintendo products that aren't the wii fit mums don't actually want new IP anyway.
sub routine 4th June 2009, 07:23 Quote
zelda = : )

Wii motion plus only compatibility = :(


Same old sh1t trying to make money isn`t it, it`s a business to these guys not so much a passion. Sorry miya.
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