We are approaching the month of June, and E3 is right around the corner!  As usual, we can expect leaked information as Nintendo’s keynote draws closer. Many of you probably remember the older rumors back in January that came from a Japanese website called 2chan, known for leaking correct information about other video games in the past (but of course has also been incorrect, as is the case with message boards that anyone can post in).

Here’s what was uncovered, according to 2chan (translated by Zelda Informer):

  • Link will be replacing the bow and arrow with a crossbow.
  • Game is all but finished. Putting on final touches.
  • There will be a playable demo at E3.
  • Time travel does occur and it happens through the use of a new blade, and not the master sword.
  • Link’s hometown is much bigger than in previous titles.
  • There will be several “Majora’s Mask” esque sidequests.
  • Character interaction will be more involving than in any previous title.
  • The dungeon field dungeon method is changed, and one of the changes confirms a straight dungeon to dungeon portion of the game.
  • The current name of the girl in the picture is Adelle.
  • Combat is extremely fluent and innovative. No previous Wii title can give you a good example of its unique style.
  • The game relies heavily on sword combat versus other items.
  • There will be less items, but they will be used more frequently.
  • There will be another main weapon added for an alternative combat style.
  • The game will feature significant portions of flight.

Once again, these details should only be taken as rumors, though many of them do seem to fit the information given in past interviews. There isn’t much time left for E3 2010, so keep your hopes up and wait for June 15 – when Zelda Wii is officially announced!

  • Kayasto

    i hope the flight part is true o3o

    • Rohan

      It sounds like someone just read the Iwata Asks on Spirit Tracks with Eji Aonuma and added part of it to the list of rumors. Aonuma hinted at the possibility of flight in the interview, but I doubt it will actually happen considering this game was in development even before Spirit Tracks was.

  • I'm a little scared by the hometown-is-bigger rumor. I thought Ordon was a bit too big,myself. and got lost a LOT at first.

    But the rest of the rumors sound fun. And sort of expected. Can't wait for E3!

  • I'm a little scared by the hometown-is-bigger rumor. I thought Ordon was a bit too big,myself. and got lost a LOT at first.

    But the rest of the rumors sound fun. And sort of expected. Can't wait for E3!

  • Chainoftermina

    I hope all of these are true. seriously, none of these seem like a bad idea. they all seem pretty awesome.

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  • wow

    sounds like they just made general some what obvious statements and tried to pass it as news.

  • wow

    sounds like they just made general some what obvious statements and tried to pass it as news.

  • teac77

    I'm hoping it will have more of a "kill the enemies" rather than "defeat those nasty monsters" gameplay. Also, I DON'T want to stare at a horse's ass when I ride around (Shadow of the Colossus did such a better job of this).

    • Thareous33

      Well, we don't want you to show us yours either, so please keep this site clean.

  • Gianluca

    Hm… this Adelle rumor sounds kinda familiar… we've had this before, didn't we?
    I just wanna but a japanese website to the mix, which also published some "details/rumors", but I don't think it's true: 2ch

    Here's the link:
    http://www.zeldainformer.com/2010/01/new-zelda-wi

    I also cannot imagine that there will be less items cause it wouldn't make any sense to take out one of the two hookshots. (e.g.)

    We'll see the new Zelda June 15th.

    • Bowser

      Maybe you're pre-emptively given two hookshots.Saves a lot of time and effort if you ask me.

  • Gianluca

    Hm… this Adelle rumor sounds kinda familiar… we've had this before, didn't we?
    I just wanna but a japanese website to the mix, which also published some "details/rumors", but I don't think it's true: 2ch

    Here's the link:
    http://www.zeldainformer.com/2010/01/new-zelda-wi

    I also cannot imagine that there will be less items cause it wouldn't make any sense to take out one of the two hookshots. (e.g.)

    We'll see the new Zelda June 15th.

  • KingMudkip

    I hope the first rumor isn't true. Replace the bow with a f****in' CROSSBOW?!? Where's the style in that? Where's the class? Besides, those things take a while to reload, so you can kiss rapid-fire goodbye. Nope. Unacceptable.

    The flying bit sounds sweet, though. And here's hoping that the 'other weapon' isn't another sword. I know, swords are classic for heroes and all, but we've had enough alternate swords in previous games (Biggoron's, Great Fairy's, etc.) I'm hoping for an axe, or if it must be a sword, something original like a flamberge.

  • jamesb

    Please no more time travel.
    The timeline is messed up as it is, the last thing we need is ANOHER split!

    • keiferm

      It's probably just generic time travel like days or hours to stop certain events from happening, not a whole alternate reality. The law of the time space continueum states tht if even a moment in history is changed, time would adjust and match that event, not a whole alternate reality.

  • ShadowofLight

    Why would anyone give information about The legend of Zelda Wii "just" before E3?

    It's just a few weeks away, there's no need to dig though all the hoaxes.

  • ShadowofLight

    Why would anyone give information about The legend of Zelda Wii "just" before E3?

    It's just a few weeks away, there's no need to dig though all the hoaxes.

  • Valdek

    A sword with time travel sounds epic, I’m i bit neutral about the crossbow. And bigger home town is awesome, that means more stuff to do

  • Majora

    I hope the flight thing isn't like turning into a fairy like in Zelda 2 and definitely hope its not an airplane.

    • keiferm

      Probably angel wings, like the size of the ones in MM.

      • Majora

        That would be good then.

  • Keith

    I'm hoping we can have the Master Sword still. Like in OoT you had the biggoron's sword + the master sword. Would be nice. I highly doubt it but, I JUST WANT MY FREAKIN' MASTER SWORD DAMNIT! DX lol.

    Anyways, the rumors sound like they'd make a good game. Though am curious about the dungeon-dungeon format mentioned. Dungeons can take a while and I preferred having time out of them to explore Hyrule. This could be what makes or breaks the game imo. I know dungeon-field-dungeon was done in literally every Zelda title to date, but its because it worked.

    Eh guess we'll see how this works out if these rumors prove to be true.

    • Lightbringer

      what if they had like forest or jungle between dungeons? or a more robust field, like with tall grass, and some crops planted.

    • Jarrboss

      Agreed. Exploring the field was one of the things that makes Zelda. Windwaker for instance was class, you could explore the seas and find mini dungeons. I hope they dont choose this linear path, im confident they wont, because it doesnt really support the side-quests mentioned, or the flight mechanic really. I am quite certain that it would be the other way round, and that there is more freedom. This is just my opinion and rumours seem to support this more.

  • Moochy

    i would love it if all of this were true, however, i do NOT think itd be good to have a crossbow! You just cant take Link’s traditional bow away from him!!! :'(

  • Moochy

    i would love it if all of this were true, however, i do NOT think itd be good to have a crossbow! You just cant take Link’s traditional bow away from him!!! :'(

    • ZeldaNoob

      yes they can, they are nintendo

      • Majora

        Thhhhheyyyyyy aree Nin-Tendo takin way the heroes bow ( Iron Man Theme)

  • OMG! My sister's name is Adelle! Spelled just like that! I would LOVE it if that rumor was true.

  • keiferm

    How about the option of carrying two swords. One in each hand?

    • Chainoftermina

      Dual Swords!? Holy crap that would be SO FRICKEN AWESOME!

    • Linksoer

      But you would need 2 wiimotes with 2 motion plus

  • keiferm

    How about the option of carrying two swords. One in each hand?

    • Chainoftermina

      Dual Swords!? Holy crap that would be SO FRICKEN AWESOME!

    • Linksoer

      But you would need 2 wiimotes with 2 motion plus

  • Zaaaaaa

    I think introducing a flight mechanic presents many difficulties in dungeon design. For example, if they want to prevent you from getting to a certain place, the only way to do that is to block it with a locked door. I hope that they make it so that flight requires some overly large device that can't be used in doors.

    • Flight will probably be the main transportation in the game. So it couldn't work indoors, only outside like Epona for example.

  • ZeldaNoob

    I would love to fly on a dragon <3

  • ZeldaNoob

    I would love to fly on a dragon <3

    • b cfgv

      or eagle

    • Clark

      Yes, a dragon would be ideal. Or a Griffion, just not an owl . . .

  • aaaa

    ok for those saying duel swords how exactly do you think it would work with only one motion plus wiimote. you have one awesom1 to 1 sword, then one generic sword controld for the other, i hope it doesnt happen,
    if the new weapon was something unique like a spear would be amazing

  • aaaa

    ok for those saying duel swords how exactly do you think it would work with only one motion plus wiimote. you have one awesom1 to 1 sword, then one generic sword controld for the other, i hope it doesnt happen,
    if the new weapon was something unique like a spear would be amazing

  • LoverOfLegend

    Link will be replacing the bow and arrow with a crossbow.
    K, one thing, Forget you whoever made this, if they replace the bow with a crossbow i am quiting.
    There will be several “Majora’s Mask” esque sidequests.
    Zelda copies to much from itself…
    There will be another main weapon added for an alternative combat style.
    You sure this isn't leaked Okamiden info?
    The game will feature significant portions of flight.
    How… the heck… Either one i am a genious or two these people are idiots. See, i predicted they would be flying in the next game. If, like several other games, this game relies heavily on magic, my dream of dragons in Zelda may actually come true (I seriously doubt there will be unicorns, but if there are, that would be exciting)

    • Gash

      I'm pretty sure by what it means with "MM esque sidequests" is that the sidequests will be immersive and time consuming. Which is a lot better than sidequests that take five minutes to do, imo.

    • Mike

      "if they replace the bow with a crossbow i am quiting."
      Wow, really? You've got to be kidding me… And we wonder why Nintendo rehashes Zelda games.

      • LoverOfLegend

        Well, its just because i love bow and arrows. That was sorta what drew me to Zelda in the first place… I like legends, not legends with future twists. I was skepticle of Spirit Tracks. Not only to i despise locomotives, but i heard it's prequil had bad reviews. A good game, nethertheless. BUT, i do absolutely hate Links Crossvbow Training. Having a crossbow ruins the old fashioned type feeling. I guess we'll wait and see what E3 has to say. Less than a month now.

        • Rohan

          Just to let you know, crossbows were first developed in ancient China, Greece, and the Roman Empire. Sure, the bow and arrow dates further back than that, but there are several Zelda items that don't, bombs and the hookshot to name a few. "I like legends, not legends with future twists." So are you saying that you didn't like the very first Zelda game where planting bombs was a crucial element of the game?

    • zachtalksmak

      why would you want unicorns in the legend of zelda.. thats an awful prediction

  • Glastonbury

    Majora's Mask-esque side quests!?!?!?!

    DO WANT

  • Glastonbury

    Majora's Mask-esque side quests!?!?!?!

    DO WANT

  • LizMara

    I know that nothing here is officially confirmed yet, but I would really love for the crossbow to make it in the game. Sure, I doubt that Nintendo will ever put a gun in a Zelda game. However, a crossbow will be the closest thing to a gun and at the same time, it won't look out of place, but that's just me.

  • Thareous33

    Man if all this is true, Zelda is going to skyrocket through the charts! Imagine, a new battlefield act out as if you were playing chess with the opponent. Except you would be the only piece is the game! So, how do we tip the scales in our favor? Simple! Draw the enemy toward you and gore it to death! Ha-ha! (This content will not or may not be viewed by any children under 17 without parental consent. Those afflicted by asthma could suffer severe lung smothering due to intense emotions of pre-death. If the reader of this disclaimer has asthma, we extend our deepest sorrow.)

    Anyways, I would simply go for the axe, am partial to the crossbow (either would be preferable to me), am excited about the concept of flight, am not so enthused by the lack of items, and am glad to see time travel has indeed returned.

    Also, how could there be a playable demo at E3? Are they going to hook it up to the internet or what? Or maybe use the internet on your Wii? (I feel for those who don't usually get good signals. :'-(

    • It would only be playable at E3 , so no one could actually try th demo at home. But at least we get to know the game is ready and could be released anytime soon.

  • GenoKID

    Many rumors sound at least plausible. But Link's hometown? Does this mean a new Link, not a direct sequel? If so, in Hyrule? if the time travel thing is true, heh, I can only hope they screw up the timeline even more. It's fun to play with.
    And the new dungeon system (they've hinted at a new one before) better not be a permanent installation. One game, or even two is fine, but that at least, is classic Zelda.

  • PleasePleasePlease

    Hell, if even half of these are true, the game will more than satisfy my expectations. Except the crossbow which seems like an insignificant cosmetic change.

  • PleasePleasePlease

    Hell, if even half of these are true, the game will more than satisfy my expectations. Except the crossbow which seems like an insignificant cosmetic change.

  • Leftyrock91

    I like the sound of a crossbow, it’s something new. Hearing the rumor of Zelda wii being playable at E3 sounds awesome! I can’t wait for E3. I’m surprised a name hasn’t been leaked yet.

  • ZeldaNoob

    Come on guy and girls! We can do it! Onky less than 3 weeks left!

  • Thestig

    I saw the flight part coming since I played the airplane game in wii sports resort. Best part of the game next to sword fighting.

  • Thestig

    I saw the flight part coming since I played the airplane game in wii sports resort. Best part of the game next to sword fighting.

  • unknown#

    I’m afraid that the thing with u can fly, could be a kind of plane, because of ST there is a train.
    I wish back magical energy and a mirror shield. more enemies on the fields are better, not like in TP.

    (sorry for bad english, i’m German.)

  • Waker of Winds

    The dungeon field dungeon method is changed, and one of the changes confirms a straight dungeon to dungeon portion of the game.

    The game will feature significant portions of flight.

    These two details better not be true, the acclaimed style of the old Zelda games is dead.

    • Waker of Winds

      The crossbow idea is so unnecessary, the Bow is one of the most important aspects of Zelda!

  • Valdek

    duel swords would be pretty epic, it would be great if we get transformation masks again

    • alex23

      yeah your right, if you could use the wii remote as the sword and the nunchuck as the other or as the shield. and yeah there wouldnt be any wii motion plus for the nunchuck but they could work something out for the poor thing.. like throwing the hook or claw shot like in metroid prime 3…

  • Tonks

    You know what would make a sweet second weapon? Throwing axes.

  • Tonks

    You know what would make a sweet second weapon? Throwing axes.

  • Miki

    Link doesn't need a crossbow he's too good for that.

  • Miki

    Link doesn't need a crossbow he's too good for that.

  • ALEX23

    i agree with KEIFERM it would be so bad ass i you could use two swords at the same time. or if not, at least let you use the nunchuck as the shield…that would still be cool..the flying part would go better with a dragon, and also the time traveling would be cool if you would have the option to slice the air with your sword and open up a portal to time travel. what do yall think? oh and one last thing it would be great if they gave you multiplayer options, like using the girl on the concept art like in super mario galaxy 2, just not with the same attacks, with more action to them. i dont know im just saying…..what do you think?

  • ALEX23

    umm also if the multiplayer option was available,it would be great if, at the file selection there would be an option of training with a friend 1:1 or with a cp…and yeah the character selection would only work out if there was no other characters but link or dark link..and different colors would be cool too. and what would make it cooler would be if you could play online witha wii friend just for practice, BUT THATS JUST A WISH WHAT DO YOU THINK?

  • LadyIntomoe

    I don't know about anyone else, but I'll mention something I've been thinking of for a while now that I hadn't seen in the posts. When Miyamoto wanted us to focus on the fact that Link did not have a sword in the concept art, might he be leading us to assume that there might be weaponless combat? (At least at the beginning, or if the weapon is somehow lost) Sumo fighting in Twilight Princess immediately comes to mind.

    Personally, I'd like to see Link punch some moblins.

  • Musky Melon

    Awesome, just what I need, another retarded animal to ride.

  • Jrod

    So… maybe this takes place after Majora's Mask…and something happens to Link… and maybe he is the "mentor" in Twilight Princess? I have no idea. I love Zelda so I will play it regardless… I blindly trust them..

  • Jrod

    So… maybe this takes place after Majora's Mask…and something happens to Link… and maybe he is the "mentor" in Twilight Princess? I have no idea. I love Zelda so I will play it regardless… I blindly trust them..

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