"Smiles" says we'll love it!

Giant Bomb had a chance recently to sit down with Cammie Dunaway (Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Nintendo) and brought up a very interesting topic: with all the focus lately on introducing new players to Nintendo products, who exactly was the new Zelda made for? Was it designed to bring in new players, or was it designed for the core Zelda fans?

More after the jump.

Cammie Dunaway explained that while her job is to introduce new people to the Zelda franchise, Skyward Sword was made for the core fans and said “this is something that the Zelda fan will absolutely love!”

Game design, however, is what matters most in a Zelda game, so she went on to say, “In terms of game design, this is absolutely something that the Zelda fan is going to have fun with.”

While that’s not a whole lot to go off of, it’s certainly reassuring to hear.

View the full video below.

Source: Giant Bomb

  • jam2995

    where's the vid? its not showing up.

  • ZoraMikau

    Yeah, it's not showing up.

  • arkazain

    White square =/

  • Jin

    I hope this is true, but Cammie Dunaway is not exactly the kind of person I'm going to trust when it comes to stuff like this.

  • Sorry guys, weird internet hiccup. Should be working now!

  • apexman13

    can you really trust someone whose job is to only say positive things about Nintendo games?

    • Dax

      Yeah really, what's she going to say…
      "Well now, this game will be so easy, a 2-year-old or a 92-year-old could play it and beat it in about half an hour. With the new vitality sensor, the game will solve itself or defeat enemies for you whenever there is the slightest hint of frustration from the player."

    • frank

      well there excited about it for a good reason except marketing. Just look at the massive 3th party support. And the thing has yet to be released!

  • WW+OoT=mayhem

    One look at all those mushrooms in the trailer and I just thought "Minish Cap all over again.." I took another look, and I saw my mistake: It was adult link on Minish…. ITS A PARADOX!!!!!

  • Thareous33

    I'm glad this is for core Zelda fans. It seems that TP was the last game forpeople like them and I am eager to return to that.

  • Aaron Reynolds

    Kingdom Hearts 3D? OMG YESSS!!!!!

  • Dark Link

    My Dad's friend's brother works at Nintendo and he said that Skyward Sword will be released on 1/8/2011.

    • Keith


    • Lukar

      I love when people pull the "My brother's friend's girlfriend's ex-boyfriend's sister's mother's friend" crap on us. It makes me want to punch them in the face. :]

      • TheMaverickk

        I'm still placing bets on a release before March 2011.

        I don't exactly believe most people when they say "my dad's friends's brother's nephew's uncle yadda yadda yadda…". Truth is that the game being released in September doesn't make sense for a Zelda title.

        If Nintendo is going to bother releasing this game that late into next year they will push it all the way back into Christmas. So a late November or early December release like other Zelda titles. If they don't want to release it for Christmas they are going to release it early in the year… Nintendo occasionally launches big name titles in the first quarter if they were once due to be released at the end of the year. Wind Waker was a spring release…. Super Smash Bros. Brawl was a first quarter release… and my personal guess is that Skyward sword will be released either before March or April. The development has already gone through an upheaval… and they would've been done already if it wasn't for that upheaval. So it means development cycle wise, Skyward Sword is in it's later stages.

  • Keith

    oh god. Cammie…why her? WHY HER?!?!?!? WHYYYYYYYYYYY??!?! -_-

  • melo

    she looked like she just wanted to eat that guy up.lol

  • Bullshit. Cammie doesn't know what Zelda fans want. Her saying the gameplay is something Zelda fans will like is probably true. The gameplay already looks pretty good, slightly more difficult, and I'm sure will have some interesting puzzles that utilize Wii's functions to deliver a satisfying experience.

    What she doesn't understand is what Zelda fans WANT. What they really want. Fantastic gameplay is what defines Zelda to most gamers, but to the fan, the Zelda fan, it's so much more. It's the nuances of the land, it's the culture that is masterfully interwoven into the game. It's the fascinating NPCs, the incredible lore, the epic storyline, the connections that bring them all together. It's the enchanting music, the indescribable atmosphere that games like Majora's Mask bring that no other game can deliver. Zelda games have souls, souls that the grand majority of other games do not have.

    Cammie, being a casual gaming PR idiot, cannot and will not understand this, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to take this with a grain of salt. After Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks, I'm holding my breath for that true Zelda game we've been waiting for. They were all fantastic games, but I haven't felt that "soul" in Zelda since Wind Waker.

  • Stop bashing Cammie, you people have no life. You know Skyward Sword is going to be awesome anyway so stop trying to pose like "I'm a grown up dude and I hate Cammie because she's a casual gaming PR idiot". Bleh.

  • Fuji the Saviour

    I would **** her so ****……

    I think we can trust her , anything else would be a hype coming out of her mouth.
    She may exegarrate a bit but look it this way : she is supposed to convince people by doing so . However , all in all , we can expect a great game and this assumption is based on the demo ( i repeat it : DEMO) , the information concerning story and gameplay and what that chick(cammie dunaway) said or experienced !