Kotaku reported that in Nintendo’s fiscal year results (which basically just stated what we all knew: Nintendo is making more money than anyone could ever dream of making), The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was mentioned.

“The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks…will appeal to a wider age group of people, and will launch in the later half of the year”

Now, this doesn’t really say much. I know many of you are jumping the gun, cursing at Nintendo for having abandoned you, the hardcore fan by making a casual Zelda. But just looking at this quote, it could mean a lot of things and we know Nintendo just loves to brag about how your kid and your grandmother love them and their games.

Spirit Tracks is expected to be featured at E3, June 2-4.

Source: Kotaku

  • Last Hylian

    And by "wider", we all know what they mean. Younger. . . Or decrepit.

  • Lady Aika

    ^ Yep, thats about right.

  • ChainofTermina

    this is getting rediculous. video games are more of a teenager thing, aren't they? little kids are always busy playing outside eating mud, or bugs, or trees, or something. they don't "get" video games. if i had a dollor for every time my brother asked me for help on a game, i'd have a lot of dollors. i don't know where i'm going with this so i'm gonna shut up now.

    • Nagrom

      Ugh, I know EXACTLY what you mean. Video games are for teens and bored college students.

  • L176

    Well I know that many of u here have said that first time they played Zelda was when they were five or something. That's wider age groups for u.

  • Rojinhu

    Thing is tho' , when we were all around five gaming was much harder. they've made it easy and now kids are used to easy or casual games.

  • ogichiichigo

    What Nintendo really needs to do is get that original Zelda difficulty. Kinda like what Square-Enix does. Video games are too easy these days, especially Nintendo games. Amazing, but a little too easy.

  • HeroofTimeandSpace

    I can't understand why they don't have multiple difficulty levels. On the higher difficulty, just make the enemies do something like 5 times more damage.

    • Miyamoto doesn't believe in difficulty levels. He believes in a difficulty level that's perfect for everyone.

      Here's a suggestion: make the games as hard as they used to be and make the kids learn how to play tough games instead of babying them and making us suffer.

  • ChainofTermina

    I think Miyamoto is getting a little senile in his old age.
    how old is he any way?

  • Maverickk

    I would like to point out to ChainofTermina and Nagrom , that video games are actually more for kids then anyone else.

    They were marketed for kids in the past you know. Not to mention I started playing video games at the age of 4 or 5 (memories a little hazy now), and was able to beat games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Legend of Zelda and Mega Man 2. So I don't understand how people can be up in arms about how this game is supposed to appeal to a larger age range.

    For the most part it could mean they are simply trying to accomadate the needs of gamer, including keeping the "teen-young adult" age (known for it's fanboyism and complaining) happy. Personally I don't think new Zelda's are more casual, it's just that those of us who started playing the games at the age of 5 roughly are now thoroughly experienced with the way Zelda titles play.

    I think the only Zelda game I can without a doubt say is difficult is The Adventure of Link…. hands down still the only Zelda game that can test my skills and frustrate me. The first Legend of Zelda was challenging but only in terms of dying… the puzzles were absolutely easy as ever… push a block here and blow up a wall there. What made it hard was instead of the quarter heart system implemented in every Zelda game it had a half heart system, so you would die quicker even if you had a lot of hearts.

    My hope for this title would be to make it a bit longer then Phantom Hourglass. Also don't rehash the puzzles from PH, come up with some really refreshing ones.

    PS: for anyone who thinks there is no difficulty level in Zelda games… there kind of is. Try beating Zelda games with 3 hearts no armors and you will have the highest difficulty challenge available. In a lot of cases later enemies do more then a hearts worth of damage. I like the idea of people challenging themselves. I feel like people forget about these options a lot.

    • ChainofTermina


  • GavenRocker

    the dreaded cursed words of evil that no one wants to hear.

  • Kids just should not play games ever because they do not respect the games.

    • bluefire

      I'm 11 and I respect them.

  • ogichiichigo

    Why don't they make difficulties on Zelda? That way we the people get our difficult and amazing Zelda game while 6-year-olds can get their "Yay, made green boy use slice slice on big bug! Me happy happy!"

    • I already explained why: Miyamoto doesn't believe in difficulty levels. He believes in a difficulty level that's perfect for everyone.

      Here's a suggestion: make the games as hard as they used to be and make the kids learn how to play tough games instead of babying them and making us suffer.

    • Majora

      So I'm guessing you think 6 year olds are like this based on your own childhood then? Come on, kids may be inexperienced, but they aren't retarded.

      I grew up with Zelda and if you talked to me like that when I was 6 years old I'd probably kick you in the shin, then follow up by forcing you to watch me beat the original Zelda on the Second Quest.

      People think that dark, mature, bloody, deep storied Zelda is the only way to be adult oriented or for the hardcore gamer but in reality if they ever did that they are just catering to the whiniest most fickle crowd… fans are the worst… they over criticize and can be so snobby they prevent themselves from enjoying what are excellent games.

      • Majora

        Oh also because the way this comment system works I thought I'd point out, that my comment was a reply to Ogichiichigo. Not Triforce of the Gods.

        It bothers me to see ignorant people make dumb comments.

  • The 10th RIder

    I know a 7 year old kid who has 148 stars or something in Super Mario 64 DS, and maybe he means it will also appeal to older kids.

  • helmeroc king

    video games arnt just for teens. im mean did u guys start playin videogames when u were 13 or 14. i for one started when i was like 5. i wasnt that good but i beat ocarina of time(with help with the water temple) and that is one thing nintendo doesnt get little kids are smarter than a lot of people think