Shigeru Miyamoto, the mind behind most of all the top-notch franchises that have made the Nintendo brand a household name, was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly about a number of things but when it came time to talk about The Legend of Zelda, unfortunately potential Wii U owners won't be seeing a game released at launch.
Entertainment Weekly covered a bevy variety of topics, including Pikmin 3, the new Super Mario Bros U as well as Nintendo's reinvestment into the hardcore demographic.
Regarding Zelda, Miyamoto states that...
Basically, what he's saying is that the original Wii revolutionized the way gamers interacted with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. The problem now is finding a new way to get gamers to interact with the fun-loving series because rehashing just for the sake of churning out a new sequel isn't really Miyamoto's style.
The legendary designer goes on to say that...
EW makes the obvious comment that the new Zelda game for Wii U is readily in the research and development phase, to which Miyamoto concurs.
EW does at least offer some modicum of gaming knowledge, hinting at possibly making the popular Zelda song-segments tablet based, making full utilization of the Wii U's GamePad touchscreen, which could be a pretty cool feature, something that Mr. Nintendo (Shigeru Miyamoto) also thought was a good suggestion.
So when can you expect a new Zelda game for the Wii U? Certainly not this year or probably not anytime during 2013. Still, Nintendo has a nice line-up of games both first and third-party that they plan to rollout for the Wii U over the course of the next couple of years.
You can check out the complete interview over at Entertainment Weekly.
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