In an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, famed creatored of The Legend of Zelda franchise, IGN learned that the Zelda teams are hard at work on upcoming Zelda titles.  A Wii and DS team are currently working hard on the next iterations of Zelda, and more surprisingly, Miyamoto had this to say about how the series may change:

“I don’t necessarily think it will change that drastically [referring to first-person controls], but I think that Zelda is a franchise that does need some big new unique ideas,” he said. “And so the team right now is very focused on trying to find those ideas…

…The Zelda team in particular always works on Zelda titles. The core members of the Zelda team have for a very long time now been focused on Zelda games, and continue to focus on Zelda games, so they are hard at work and working away,” Miyamoto said. “And then, of course, we have the DS Zelda team as well, so even there we’re having some switching of people in and out where the DS team is mixing in with the Wii team and working on the Wii version.”

Despite a lackluster showing and no new Zelda media, this new information should get speculation going amongst the fans.

Source: IGN

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  • Marshmallow Moo

    “…but I think that Zelda is a franchise that does need some big new unique ideas.”

    Project Deluge, anyone?

    Haha, just kidding.

    But I hope that means there is something similar to that elaborate hoax in the works here. Maybe some aspects from that rumor were true?

  • What’s up!? I was the first to come up with this idea! I posted it hours ago on the forums! Way before the main page did! I made a thread about it, and they copied it! I deserve some credit here!
    Here is my original thread!
    Come on!

  • I made the assumption, posted it on another thread before mine, then made my original thread at 7:00pm. That’s 2 and a half hours before this!

  • zantdarksage

    lol it doesn’t really matter >__<. it’s the same news from the same IGN article lol.

  • I think they surf forums more than we think!

  • I read about this yesterday, and the talk about the Wii and DS teams caught my attention too. I’m sure that there’ll be another Zelda DS, but not anytime too soon. Miyamoto most likely just meant that the two dev teams are working together on Zelda Wii.

  • gooberman

    well suffice to say we all new a new zelda was gonna come out,but not that he would talk about it at the all we can do is hope what it will be like.

  • Twilight64

    New Zelda = awesome!!!!

  • I’m a tad disappointed we haven’t heard anything more, I mean it’s been a really long time since we’ve gotten any REAL details on a Zelda game..I wish we had a title..or an idea or something. Oh well, at least there is one in the works – so that’s good! 😛


  • Prophet of WInds

    Since theres already Phantom Hourglass, im guessing that the Zelda DS game is either a four-swords game that runs on the PH engine or a remake of oot or MM. Everybody already knew about the wii Zelda since Tp, so its not a surprise… but im guessing the MotionPlus will be used in it! 🙂

  • Twilight64

    I was kind of hoping to hear something at E3, but it’s cool. It’ll give us something to look forward to in the future. Besides, with our luck, Nintendo would have probably had just shown a teaser trailer without much info, like TP T.T

  • So say they are making a zelda game and it is supposed to come out in say.. April then that means it will come out 2 years later, but still I think using PH engine would be a great idea for the ds game, but ditch the whole windwaker thing come up with something new. As for the Wii make the motion more presice in this game, so you can sort of come up with your own combos. So nintendo, if you want a new idea here it is DS: NO WINDWAKER Wii: maybe try cell shade maybe…..

  • xdekuSproutx

    i cant take it any longer!
    i mean the rivals have many games
    and Nintendo have no more quality games
    to play like LOZ..!
    oHH!! come on!
    we want new Zelda…!
    im getting sick,, i think
    Nintendo will fall for this..
    the rivals have much advantage like 3D..
    and Wii has E3 which has not been shown yet,
    they got lots of games,how can it be that
    rivals can create good games in just a
    months while Nintendo took 3 years..
    and i have been waiting for that 3 years..!