As part of the demo for the newly named Wii U home console, Nintendo showed off some very impressive-looking footage of a possible future Zelda game. The graphics look too stylized to be a simple port of Skyward Sword, but too simple for a re-release of Twilight Princess or any other recent games. It’s unknown whether this footage is a simple tech demo, put together to show off what the Wii U is capable of, or footage for a Zelda game we could be seeing in future.

The footage shows a battle between Link and Queen Gohma, as well as a quick shot of the Wii U’s touchscreen controller being utilized as an item screen. Hit the jump to view the video for yourself!

UPDATE: It’s been confirmed from various sources that this is indeed a tech demo to show off the amazing graphics of the Wii U. It appears to be a dynamic cinematic that plays like a video, however it’s being rendered live on the console. You can adjust the camera angles and change the time of day. No new Zelda game has been announced for the Wii U (yet?)

Do you think Nintendo will be announcing this as a brand new Zelda game created for the Wii U, or is it just a simple tech demo put together to show off what the system can do? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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  • cukeman


    Looks like a tech-demo IMO, because Zelda games don't develop fast, and I doubt they
    revamped Skyward Sword's graphics. Unless they let Retro Studios develop it or something.

    • Soulless Creature

      Zelda games don't develop fast. Exhibit A Skyward Sword.

      • Master of Storms

        I think it looks like a Metriod game. What do you think?

  • gward

    probs a tech demo for now, but knowing nintendo we can safely assume it will probably become a game in the future

    • bob

      haha, what do you mean knowing nintendo it will become a future game?
      space world? the windwaker?

  • Leftyrock91

    It's just a tech demo, there's a video posted in the forums confirming it. It does look GORGEOUS though.

  • Midlink

    did anyone notice the fairy with link

  • Alessandra

    This is more like a tech demo but mmmm…the tech demo looks like a sequel to Twilight Princess..I don't know, it's just me.

    • makar

      Yes, it does look like Twilight Princess…………..

      • Most help artcleis on the web are inaccurate or incoherent. Not this!

    • Soulless Creature

      The Ledgend of Zelda TP 2 Midna returns. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • LuX

        Yeah it does look like TP but at Space World, Link and Ganon fighting looked like OoT. This is purely tech demo. And whilst the graphics were good. Look back at the Space World Demo and the graphics that we got on Gamecube, WAAAAAAY Better on Gamecube. So I think the Wiiu is gonna look better than this.

  • starwebs1

    I want it. I was amazed when I saw this earlier at E3 (sadly, not actually there, but on my computer screen watching it live). Are you guys going to post about the gold Wii RemotePlus?

  • Rose De Nose


    Seriously though, it may be just a demo, but just that fact that something like this could happen is freaking awesome.

    • cloverplayer

      I just imagined something. Link comes back to termina after he grows up to find it destroyed by Majora and and the one who resurrected him. The few survivors of termina would be hiding in a village under a lava lake (gorons), an underwater hidden temple far out in the bay (zoras), inside the lost woods (deku scrubs) and in a cave system under termina (citizens of clock town). You would have to rebuild the clock in clock town, find the ocarina of time, and after a battle with Majora, use it and the clock to go back in time to stop him from being resurrected. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • ArrJay

    Reggie said they were all tech demos during the show. Remember the tech-demo we all thought was a new Zelda game the year before WW was announced? More of the same.

    System looks promising, anyway. Finally, no more dealing with split-screen, single console multiplayer.

  • do u like waffles?

    As much as I would LOVE another new Zelda game, they are releasing Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time 3ds already. They wouldn't release another Zelda game that quick. Unfortunately, I think its a tech demo.

  • Aura

    If you pause when it shows the items, you can see the Gale Boomerang, Clawshot, Spinner, and the Twilight Princess Design for Bombs, Bow & Arrow, and Iron boots, as well as some strange item that resembles a book that I cannot identify. Due to this, this is either a remake of Twilight Princess or just a presentation of the Wii U.

  • Liam

    looks more like armogohma from twilight princess than queen gohma

  • Ferisan

    It's been confirmed as a Tech Demo :<

  • On E3 they told nothing about remake of ALttP or that's just me?

  • xxx

    I think it's too good to be true

  • Becky

    It’s a tech demo no question. There’s even a video of a guy using it and saying it’s a tech demo lol let’s not get ahead of ourselves

  • TTL

    I'm glad it's a tech demo. I'd rather Nintendo didn't reuse the TP Link again (sorry, the Skyward Sword model is just a tweaked Twilight Princess Link) unless they plan to make a direct sequel to Twilight Princess.

    Well, okay, I'm not THAT glad it's a tech demo. I mean, I'd love an HD Zelda at launch, but I think given Nintendo's typical pattern, that's pretty unrealistic. ;P

  • STUFF2o

    Though this is just a tech demo, we should remember that Ocarina of Time 3D was also just a tech demo at last year's E3, and it's already been made into a full game! Why? Because the fans wanted it to be a real game. If enough of us say how much we want this to be made into a real title, they might actually do it!

  • Valgaldr

    Although this was just a tech-demo to show off what the Wii U is capable of, I have a strange feeling that something familiar is in development. Nintendo made this little small clip to tease us fans a bit. Expect to see a new game by the end of 2012 or maybe in the year of 2013. Can't wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • linkdude101

    Link looks like OoX Link.

  • prada

    I want a MM remake in HD… hee hee, or something similar

  • Sanity's_Theif

    Shame it's just a tech-demo, those graphics are absolutely amazing, I hope they utilize those graphics for the next Zelda game, it would be such a dissapointment for Nintendo not to use these HD graphics to give us a realistic environment so we can better immerse ourselves in the universe

  • tin

    i want to cry

  • Jezabelle

    Oh wow… I honestly think that this is a tech demo but if it were and actual sequal to twilight princess I would be freaking out right now! The graphics look sweet though, but even though it just may be a tech demo I'm hoping that it is a new Zelda game for the future, ecspically Twilight Princess. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • AuraKshatriya

    It's definitely intended to portray the world of Twilight Princess on the Wii U for comparison against the Wii and Gamecube (looks PHENOMENAL, by the way). This is emphasized by the inventory containing the spinner.

  • Josh

    It's the new Spaceworld 2000 for this generation! Remember, that was a GameCube tech demo that never really saw the light of day. Although I know we'll get an HD Zelda, might not happen for at least 3 years. Skyward Sword is coming in the Fall and we need to give them time to make a truly remarkable HD Zelda. Now is not the time to announce one. They can at E3 2012. ๐Ÿ™‚ Right now, it would take away some of Skyward Sword's hype.

  • TheMaverickk

    This certainly is nothing more then a tech demo.

    They re-used Twilight Princess' models for it basically. You can bet that they will want to create something unique in the next Zelda title.

    Regardless though, they are showing just how many cool things they can do with the power of the Wii U. So even if they were using Twilight Princess models as the template, one might say that it's a good indication of the polish we can expect in a future Zelda title.

  • GanonLives

    Remember Spaceworld.. Thats all I have to say.

  • jordan

    If it's not a tech demo, then tell me this. Why is Link Right Handed? What's the point of having Link right handed just for a "tech demo"?

    • jordan

      Or it's simply just Nintendo's extreme attention to detail

  • Snow_Leopard

    Oh my gosh. guys. Gohma. Fairy. OOT HD FOR WIIU!

  • lockx

    Other than the two DS games.
    Maybe ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Maxxxxxy

    The fact that it was adult link in skyward sword atire with a fairy fighting Ghoma made it seem like a Tech Demo.

  • dark_link121

    new game new game, he could have found navi and plus a new adventure

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