Wii getting new Zelda game

Written by Joe Martin

June 3, 2009 // 1:19 p.m.

Tags: #e3-2009 #ganon #link #motionplus #motion-plus #new-zelda #wii #wii-getting-new-zelda-game #zelda

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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