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#1 Jake Johnson

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

I know this is probably being asked too early for a decent answer, but I've seen some of the screenshots for Zelda Wii U (I forgot where, sorry), and the game looks nothing like Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword.

Does anyone know any information about the plot?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

Nintendo hasn't released any screenshots of, or information about, a Zelda game for the Wii U. What you saw was probably screens of the Zelda tech demo showcasing the Wii U's abilities, or the Zelda minigame from Nintendoland.

Edited by Hana-Nezumi, 04 November 2012 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

It was indeed just a tech demo.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

Ditto. We are probably so far away from a Wii U Zelda that anything you will see around at the moment is either concept material or fan-made. I've seen concept sketches on IGN, but that's not a screen shot.

Considering that Nintendo is taking losses on North American Wii U's (complements to a strong yen) I'm sure Nintendo is working on Zelda to offset their losses, but they also said that they learned from TP not to give the community teasers too early. Since Zelda isn't in the Wii U's launch window, I can't see it coming out before next Christmas. Expect solid teasers sometime next summer.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

We haven't had so much as a hint yet (the tech demo is kinda like the Gamecube one - looks great, no bearing in reality) so I doubt it's near on the horizon. Zelda console games are usually announced well before arrival and are often delayed at least once, so I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully it'll be like The Wind Waker, which was announced about a year before release (in Japan) and came promptly. I don't think Nintendo can afford to wait until late in the console's lifespan this time.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

I hope this one is about para-sailing. I really want to play a para-sailing game in 2017.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I hope this one is about para-sailing. I really want to play a para-sailing game in 2017.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:14 AM

Ditto. We are probably so far away from a Wii U Zelda that anything you will see around at the moment is either concept material or fan-made. I've seen concept sketches on IGN, but that's not a screen shot.

Considering that Nintendo is taking losses on North American Wii U's (complements to a strong yen) I'm sure Nintendo is working on Zelda to offset their losses, but they also said that they learned from TP not to give the community teasers too early. Since Zelda isn't in the Wii U's launch window, I can't see it coming out before next Christmas. Expect solid teasers sometime next summer.


That early? I figured it wouldn't be until a year after the the wii u's release. And even then I'd expect a DS Zelda before we even hear of a Wii U Zelda.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:01 AM

I remember seeing a news byte last week that said there wouldn't be a new Zelda until 2014 at the earliest, according to Nintendo.


In the meantime, Scribblenauts Unlimited. Just use Link for everything. Or the Triforce and wish for a Starite, I suppose.

Edited by Nevermind, 05 November 2012 - 02:04 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:51 AM

I remember seeing a news byte last week that said there wouldn't be a new Zelda until 2014 at the earliest, according to Nintendo.


In the meantime, Scribblenauts Unlimited. Just use Link for everything. Or the Triforce and wish for a Starite, I suppose.


I totally went and youtubed "Link Scribblenaughts." Three hours later, I'm still watching crazy deathmatches like God vs. Dragon, Pirate vs. NInja, Grandma vs. Zombie (she did put a fight). LMAO. Now I want this game.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

Oh god Scribblenauts. I remember my answer for everything in that game. Mind control device + T-Rex + Top hat. ;d

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:02 AM


Ditto. We are probably so far away from a Wii U Zelda that anything you will see around at the moment is either concept material or fan-made. I've seen concept sketches on IGN, but that's not a screen shot.

Considering that Nintendo is taking losses on North American Wii U's (complements to a strong yen) I'm sure Nintendo is working on Zelda to offset their losses, but they also said that they learned from TP not to give the community teasers too early. Since Zelda isn't in the Wii U's launch window, I can't see it coming out before next Christmas. Expect solid teasers sometime next summer.


That early? I figured it wouldn't be until a year after the the wii u's release. And even then I'd expect a DS Zelda before we even hear of a Wii U Zelda.


Next Christmas =/= this Christmas. That *is* about a year after release. They just won't let it sit on the dev table too much longer (like they did with Skyward Sword) because Nintendo can't afford too long without it.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

I'm not really that excited about Zelda news anymore.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

^ *Shakily raises arm and points* H-h-heretic!!! ;)

Actually, I think many Zelda fans fall in this category nowadays: Interested, checking in on the series from time to time, but not eagerly anticipating the next title as they once did. He might be semi-retired, but it's too bad Miyamoto can't head up every third game or so. That might bring some substance to the series. Or, perhaps just introduce to the Zelda series some fresh blood (who's actually demonstrated true creative ability on other series) to replace both Aonuma and Miyamoto.

It seems we cherish the memories of the older games, dutifully play the recent games, and hope for better games sometime in the future.


...So Aonuma just referenced Zelda Wii U in the Windwaker Wii U video, saying:

"[The] mission in developing this new Zelda for Wii U is quite plainly to re-think the conventions of Zelda. [Such as] the expectation that the player is supposed to complete dungeons in a certain order, or that you're supposed to play by yourself... The things that we've come to take for granted recently. We want to set aside these "conventions," get back to basics and create a newborn Zelda game so that the players today can best enjoy the real essence of the franchise."



If this is true and not just more baseless marketing blather, it could be exciting. Not sure what he meant by the "playing by yourself" bit, whether it means they want to go back to games without an assistant accompanying you {This I really hope for!} or want to embrace multiplayer.

Edited by Nameless_Joe, 23 January 2013 - 01:38 PM.





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