In a recent interview with Wired, Eiji Aonuma said that the tech demo that was shown at E3 may not be actual game graphics or game play from a new Wii U Zelda game. He also reminded us of the infamous SpaceWorld tech demo that showcased a realistic battle between Link and Ganondorf that people got excited about. Instead of getting a game with graphics like those shown, we got a cel-shaded The Wind Waker. While I don’t think that Nintendo will go that drastic again, it is good to note to watch out when the next game after Skyward Sword is announced and it doesn’t look like the tech demos.
While it isn’t entirely Zelda related, that same article notes that a new Mario game is in development on the system as well. A producer of the Mario games, Yoshiaki Koizumi, noted that the game will try and feature a two player mode where one player uses the screen on the TV and the other the Wii U remote. From the looks of things, that may be the next major selling point to developers: using the Wii U screen to harbor secrets that the other players can’t see. I just hope it isn’t exploited like all those party games we saw on the Wii, but that remains to be seen.