Nintendo has decided to make an appearance at CES with the Wii U, a system which should be coming out sometime this year.  In addition they’ve brought one of the most beautiful scenes from a Zelda game, even though it’s just a short “experience” demo.

Just see this awesome footage!

Jon Rettinger from TechnoBuffalo has posted a several videos of the new Wii U. From simple Mii games to an in depth look at the controller, he has a few good videos to watch. One of these includes Zelda HD. While it’s not much different from what we’ve seen before, it does show the touchscreen controller’s abilities as a second screen, useful for both maps and items as well as for playing the actual game (much like the DS touchscreen). One major thing this video points out is the brilliant look the game has with both day and night, so we may be seeing a new Zelda game taking advantage of the new graphics with possible two world style gameplay or very important daytime/nighttime changes.

What do you think of the Wii U controller for use in the next Zelda game? What would you like to see it do? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Source:  TechnoBuffalo

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  • MrDudeyRock

    The graphics are absolutely amazing. Sony and Microsoft have nothing on us now .

    • Shawnl2010

      GO NINTENDO!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!

    • GuildedBlood

      I just wanted to point out that that is not necessarily true, being that the WiiU is actually a "next gen" (8th?) console, while the Xbox 360 and PS3 is still in the 7th(?) generation of consoles with the Wii being the other 7th gen console. By the time Microsoft and Sony release their next console it will probably be equalled.

    • that guy

      Nintendo… you've made me a happy man :')

    • dan

      Well the Wii U hardware only matches the Xbox 360 so the PS3 will actually be more powerful than the Wii U still. Besides when the next Xbox is released it will be far more powerful than the Wii U and PS3.

      • APerson

        Actually, it's been proved to be more powerful than the PS3. Plus, since we all know that Nintendo pushes their hardware to the limit, we can look forward to some really amazing graphics.

    • until they release their 8th gen consoles in which

      361 – has 4x wii's power
      PS4 – Has 60% more power than 361

      • APerson

        Even if they are more powerful, don't you think gaming graphics have almost reached their limit? I can't see how these graphics could possibly be any better.

        • No, they haven't and they're very far from reaching it any time soon. Have you seen any Hollywood film lately? When games get that good that you'll be able to properly say that they have "reached" their limit…

          Now, on the other hand, this graphics argument, in my opinion, is plain rubbish. I play for FUN not for graphics, otherwise I wouldn't play Nintendo games at all…

  • Timothy88

    This is why I'm buying a Nintendo WiiU hopefully at launch!

    • SariasSong

      😀 I CANT WAIT 🙁 NITENDO Is BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • it actually may be better to wait till they work out the bugs. i bought a wii when it came out and have regretted not waiting till the black verson was released

  • occultfan

    Nintendo truly is the harbinger of revolution. We are lucky to have them as the backers of the Zelda series. I can't even imagine what this will be like to play, but this is uplifting to see.

  • Rockman82

    Yeah I'm definitely waiting a year or two to pick this up. I've learned my lesson with that mess. I also bought the Wii on launch day, and couldn't even play Brawl by the time it came out. I had to send my Wii in to get it fixed, and just recently had to replace it entirely.

  • Flare

    This is the same experience they had at E3 last year, though it does look like they updated the graphics some. >_>

  • Vladislak

    Awesome stuff, I just hope it doesn't mortally wound my wallet.
    Even so, I'd like to see a non-Twilight Princess style game on it rather than this, unrealistic graphics allow the developer to be more abstract and creative with their designs.

    • Why not both?

      • Jarmihi

        Er, then you get Skyward Sword graphics.

    • linkintime


  • danish yaqoob

    zelda wii u will be sequel similar twilight princess please would like zelda wii u zelda twilight princess 2 please tell let me knows me thanks

  • danish yaqoob

    please i had talk with zelda fans about zelda wii u would like sequel to twilight princess

  • danish yaqoob

    zelda wii u will be sequel similar twilight princess please would like zelda wii u zelda twilight princess 2 please tell let me knows me please i had talk with zelda fans about zelda wii u would like sequel to twilight princess

  • tool

    ^ This isnt a game they are showing, its a demo. get it right.

  • VanitasXII

    Alright NIntendo! You're finally at game level with ZELDA quality and HD graphics! Definitely a force to be reckoned with now!

  • It would be amazing if somehow we could play Skyward Sword on that in HD.

    • APerson

      I've heard that it allows you to play Wii games in 720p, but that might be a rumor. I do hope it's possible, because that would cause them to take all of my money.

      • linkintime

        nope, they said that wii games could not be plaayed in hd

        • mofi

          then how is it possible that i can play zelda in 1080p on my pc? it´s definitely possible
          (btw i have a wii and the original skyward sword game but i rather play it in higher resolution)

  • Siaarn

    Fuck Skyward Sword's style, they'd better stick with this in the future.

    • I’m with you on that one mate! I definitely prefered Twilight Princess style over Skyward Sword’s. The graphics cannot get better than this if they stick to cartoony style.

    • Sanity's_Theif

      Hell yea, seriously, this demo showcases the best looks we've ever gotten for Zelda, just amazing

  • dan

    The lighting is bad. Why is everything look covered in oil. I hope that's not what it looks like when it comes out and they're just trying to show the lighting capabilities of the Wii U.

    • APerson

      They're called clean floors. You probably haven't heard of those.

      • linkintime

        fake clean floors. I think they look too fake :/

  • Lcpltom

    I've bought every Nintendo system at launch since the N64. I've never regretted it.

    Graphics can only go so far. Sony and Microsoft might come out with new systems with better graphics but the difference will be negligible. The only thing they would have over the Wii U would be a hard drive. But, since Nintendo hasn't finalized the system yet, it's still possible this could be added.

    I expect the next Zelda game to match SS style. They said they want to try to have the next one out within 3 years. Reusing the game engine from a previous game is a good way to get ahead of the game. It worked for MM, it will work here too.

  • PeacefullyCrazy

    I highly doubt I'm going to be able to play that type of graphics in the trailer for an ENTIRE full length Zelda game. Come on, guys, it's a TRAILER. It's supposed to look all shiny and pretty to grab your attention.
    Now, am I saying that the Zelda graphics are going to be nothing at all like what I see in this trailer? No. I'm saying it's NOT going to be what's in the trailer. Do you really expect to be able to switch between full daylight and nighttime whenever you want, have glossy and polished floors, and switch camera views at whim whilst still playing with glorious graphics? I'm not a tech whiz, but I know the Wii U can't handle that.


    • Jarmihi

      We know that the Zelda game won't have those features. And if the Wii U can't handle that, how could we have seen what we just saw?

    • Zany Zant

      Full daylight and nightime: Yeah, they did it in OoT with the Sun's Song, I'm sure if they want to put the ability in the game they can do it.

      Glossy and Polished Floors: The whole point of their switching camera angles on a whim was to prove that the Wii U was fully capable of rendering those glossy floors in real time.

      Switch Camera Views at Whim: They did it in the trailer so I'm sure they could do it in the game. Besides, Zelda's good with its cameras. Always has been. Remember how revolutionary Z-Targeting was in OoT?

      So I'm not a tech whiz, but I know the Wii U can handle that.

  • When they estimated a late-2012 release last year at E3, I was worried/convinced that by the time this year rolled around it'd be pushed back to 2013 (Nintendo loves their delays, after all). Hearing that the second half of 2012 is still the estimated release date is FANTASTIC news!

  • Seriously? The comment about a game with important Day/nighttime cycles? No, I don't think this is an indication of that at ALL! As they said they're mereing showing off the graphics, just with Zelda.

  • Is it just me, or have the graphics improved since E3?

  • Sara

    …So I guess this means no more motion controls, huh? Dunno how I feel about that. The trailer does look beautiful though, and I like the idea of the hearts/map etc being off screen.

    • linkintime

      they want to go with motion controls. they even said they couldnt imagine playing Zelda WITHOUT motion controls anymore

  • I really hate the look of that controller. It looks like we would be taking a step back. But those graphics are beautiful!

  • When I first saw this tech demo, I had to wipe the drool off my face, lol. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see this demo become an actual game, but even if it doesn't there's no denying that Zelda has a bright future on the Wii U!

  • 10shi

    I keep wondering how that would work. Nintendo said they won't go back to button mashing and they'll stick to (and improve) the skyward sword motion control scheme. So… how will the Wii U controller fit? Seems like a hassle to poke at an extra screen while swinging a wiimote or to exchange one for the other whenever necessary.