It isn’t much, but it’s our first morsel as far as Zelda Wii U goes (and we’re not talking about the image from the above “experience demo”).
Nintendo held a financial results briefing yesterday, hosted by president Satoru Iwata. The majority of the briefing was to discuss where Nintendo was at financially and what the sales were like for the 3DS and what new games would be coming out for it and such. However, Shigeru Miyamoto was also given a moment to talk about the Wii U and mentioned the Zelda title for that piece of hardware.
Unfortunately we don’t have a verbatim transcript (none is currently available), however Twitter user David Gibson tweeted a paraphrasing of what Miyamoto had said. What it amounts to is that graphics prowess isn’t all Wii U is about, yet for some games (including Zelda) this new sophistication of graphics will be important.
So it sounds like Nintendo will be trying to push the Wii U to produce a very graphically advanced Zelda title. With some sources estimating that the Wii U is “twice as powerful as the XBox 360” that can only mean an extremely impressive looking Zelda.
Of course, we don’t even know what direction this graphic design will take. There’s the possibility that it could follow the “enhanced Twilight Princess” art style of the Zelda Wii U “experience” demo. Then again, it could look like an anime, or a Pixar film style. Or something completely different.
Which direction would you like to see Zelda Wii U take graphically? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Nintendo Everything