Miyamoto assures Zelda U will come, but will take time

Former StaffMarch 13th, 2013 by Former Staff

As reported by GenGAME, Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of The Legend of Zelda franchise, was recently interviewed by Time Magazine in which he discussed The reasons why there has been a lack of quality software for Wii U, including why there has not been much information on Zelda Wii U, or a firm release date on it. When questioned on why there were few games at the launch of the Wii U that starred Flagship Nintendo characters he answered with the following.

“If you look back at the launch of Wii, we were able to prepare a game like Wii Sports, which at the time was clearly a new game, and launch that alongside a Zelda game. With the Wii U, we took a similar approach by launching Nintendo Land as well as a Mario game — though we’re working on Zelda for Wii U, that’s going to take us a little big longer.” He goes on to say that the the development process for the Wii U is much more complex and demands far more resources than that of the Wii due to the new hardware, and that there is a great amount they still have to learn so that they can utilize the full potential of the system to make the best experience possible.

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Throughout the rest of the interview he gives other reasons as to why quality games coming directly from Nintendo are taking so long and more or less gives the same example, processing, making what they envision and players will enjoy, etc. The Wii U is a great leap in hardware for Nintendo, so it will obviously take some getting used to for them, considering they are working with things they have not worked with before such as developing content in High-Definition, working with multiple processing threads, and most importantly, having to utilize a second screen.

It is no surprise that a new Zelda title will take a bit more time. Also, if you don’t count Twilight Princess on Wii (which was essentially just a port with motion control added), Skyward Sword took 5 years before it was released. While we may possibly see a reveal at E3 this year, we don’t know what such a reveal would entail. It could be anything from just some screenshots, maybe a trailer, or even possibly some gameplay. Nintendo has many new things they have had to learn with the Wii U for it to be successful, and time is something they need, but don’t entirely have.

What do you think? Nintendo needs to hurry up? Or they can have all the time they need so long as they deliver the best possible product? Sound off in the comments below!

Sources: GenGAME via Time

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  • JuicieJ

    If there’s any Zelda news at E3, it’s going to be about Zelda 3DS. It’ll no doubt come out first, and Zelda Wii U is just too far off.

    • Twilli Link

      I hope Zelda 3DS has the return of toon style mainly because I want to see what happens after SP.

      • http://ZeldaDungeon.net/ Jordan D.

        I hope you realize you’re in a pretty vast minority.

        • hyourinmaru

          yeeeaaah buddy. you got that right. i wouldn’t mind it though cause it’ll be the first since toon link made his debut to the world that he returns to the 3D realm. don’t get me wrong though i MUCH prefer a non-toon link, link in the next one.

      • Hyrule’s Hero

        Are you high? I’m tired of seeing Toon Link and the graphical style of WW. It makes people think that Zelda is for 3 year old kids. Zelda is supposed to be for people 13 and up. Anyways, SP sucked. Phantom Hourglass was good. I hope Zelda 3DS has the graphical style of Ocarina of Time or something. Oh, and for Zelda Wii U, I hope they don’t ruin the series just like what they did for SS. SP ruined Zelda, but SS made it WORSE. TP redefined Zelda with the dark story and graphics. It made Zelda awesome for 3 years. Then, SP came out. It brought Zelda down to the bottom. I hope Nintendo takes the time to think up of an epic story, uses an Art style that shows of the power of the Wii U and think of Multiplayer or DLC’s. Honestly, Zelda needs Multiplayer and DLC’s. DLC’s would expand on the story of the game ( Nintendo should bring back the idea of ura Zelda for fans) and multiplayer would give players something else to do instead of replaying the game on Hero Mode. Hopefully, They take awhile to make this game. At least give us a trailer for the game at E3 this year. That would make me happy.

        • Ganondorf Dragmire

          Zelda is for everyone, Multiplayer could be fun like Four Swords Adventures!

          DLC are not good, because DLC is just a way to earn more money. The best games are the games that is fully completed and good in every way. DLC’s are just for COD nerds! (and elder scrolls)

          • Gaseous Snake

            I agree. Honestly, DLC in Zelda wouldn’t really help the game other than making it longer.

          • Guy

            I agree, but you cant criticize elder scrolls…

          • Hurt

            Oh you can.
            Easily.
            Everything past Morrowind at least.

          • Stephen Beeler

            Actually, Elder Scrolls Expansions are just about the only expansions done right. Look at Shivering Isles, Bloodmoon, and Tribunal.

          • Hurt

            Done better, not quite right though.
            I see what you mean though, actually.

          • Thunderlite421

            *Ahem* Assassin’s Creed II and III? New storylines? DLC has much potential outside the FPS genre and we have gotten a taste of said potential.

        • Phil

          Although I agree with DLC, Zelda is not for 13 and up. 15 out of 16 times Zelda is rated E. Twilight Princess should have been rated E. I’m looking at the boxes for TP and OOT and OOT has everything TP has, PLUS Suggestive Themes.

          • http://ZeldaDungeon.net/ Jordan D.

            They were eight years apart in their releases, standards changed. Twilight Princess had MORE violence, MORE suggestive themes, etc. Plus, it had an all-around darker mood and some scenes that would have been frightening to children. Honestly, graphics had a lot to do with that; if Ocarina of Time had been released with Twilight Princess’s graphical capabilities, it probably would have elicited a Teen rating itself.

          • Altair_420

            OoT almost got a T rating, the original gold cart had airbourne blood, which gets an automatic T rating, so they changed it from red to green in ver1.1 to avoid it, also they changed the fire temples original song with a sort of remix of shadow temples theme. in ver1.2 they fixed the swordless link glitch, and in gamecube releases they changed the half moon symbol on blocks and the mirror shield to something from oracle of seasons. Im sure most people know all that though……

          • Hurt

            Not really. OoT would definitely have gotten a T rating now.

          • Stephen Beeler

            They just recently re-released it. It got E10+.

          • Hurt

            Eh it shouldn’t have.
            But I guess it was more like kid shows that have adult references in them.

          • Dragon Ball Zelda

            Just felt like saying, MM is darker than TP, and is the most mature Zelda game to date. It could have gotten a T rating. Also TP isn’t scary at all, even small children would only be scared a few times.

          • Hyrule’s Hero

            Twilight Princess should be rated T. The ending was graphic (but so was the Wind Waker) and the execution scene with Ganondorf was Graphic. But then again, Ocarina of Time should have been rated T. It had blood (depending if you have the Golden cartridge of the game the blood was red). Plus TP was dark and scary for little children. That’s why Zelda should be rated T.

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            Erm…. TP totally has WAYYYYYY more suggestive themes. In OoT, no one is naked, just skimpy. In TP, there is the Great Fairy. Naked. ‘Nuff said.

        • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

          First off, I STRONGLY disagree with almost everything you said. How on earth has it ruined Zelda if there haven’t been any other Zelda games released? While I think it’s silly to say that SS and ST sucked, since I love them both (especially SS), I’m reluctantly willing to accept someone hating them… but it doesn’t make sense to say they ruined the series when we have not yet seen their effect on other games.

          And second, what the heck is SP? I can’t help but wonder if this is just a troll who has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to recent Zelda games. He simply happened across this comment and saw the opportunity. XD I was able to accept Twilli Link’s as a typo, but you used it multiple times here. At least use the right abbreviation for a game if you’re going to criticize it.

          • IgosDuIkana

            I disliked both of those titles as well, but I dislike most of the recent Zelda games. I have reasons for that and am not as ignorant as the fellow above, so while I may share his opinion in a round about way, there are a lot of people who have played every game in the series and see a difference between the new and old, basically everything after the Oracle games has been aimed at a totally different target demographic. The attention span and maturity required to play and fully understand the content of a Zelda game has decreased dramatically since Wind Waker, While I enjoyed both WW and TP, they were a lot less solid game play wise and had zero difficulty. I have only been playing Zelda for about 5 years so I am not clouded by nonstalgia but ALTTP was the game that the series needs to learn from the most. OoT struck great balance and MM had a so much that its hard to even get into. The point is there is a difference between being able to be enjoyed by everyone and being downright childish, which both DS games and much of Skyward Sword were. Wind Waker was not made for players of any skill and neither was TP. I know oot and mm were not difficult but they were a lot more challenging with their puzzles design and the secrets for 100% completion. It took a month on my second play through to 100% oot while it took a couple of days to 100% tp on my second playthrough.

          • IgosDuIkana

            Second play through meaning my second playthrough of the main story not perfect completion

          • Twilli Link

            I meant ST ( I don’t know why I did SP) ST had a great story and great music. I agree with Heroine of Time. SS and ST are both great games. If anything Phantom Hourglass sucked.

          • JuicieJ

            ST’s story has horrendous pacing. Literally nothing plot-related happens once you head to the first dungeon until Byrne shows up again, followed by no plot again until Malladus is revived, followed by no plot AGAIN until the end of the game. It has great gameplay, and the cutscenes that are there are well-made, but the story as a whole is far from great.

            And how does PH suck?

          • Twilli Link

            PH is a game that recycled Tetra and her pirates along with the great sea. Linebeck and that stuped fariy become really annoying. Plus you talk about nothing plot related in ST, PH was worse. You start out wanting is to save Tetra but end up having to save a non-existent “ocean realm”.

          • JuicieJ

            Phantom Hourglass’s story literally always has something going on, both in the main plot and side stories. It’s one of the most insightful stories in the entire series.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Cyborg1985 Joshua Anderson

            My guess is this: PH’s central dungeon is a downright pain in the proverbial backside. Every time you return, it gets longer and you have a limited amount of time to complete it, almost not enough time without major side-questing. It should be completable in the later stages without having to do major side-questing.

          • Cmaster

            SP=Skyward princess Lol’s XD

        • JuicieJ

          …For people 13 and up? I’m sorry, sir, are YOU high? Zelda is a series aimed at all ages (although it seems to have become an E10+ series as of late). Seriously, what are you smoking?

          TP also didn’t redefine anything. It was an OoT clone and a wannabe “hardcore” game to satisfy the ignorant monkeys like you that don’t understand what kind of series Zelda is; a whimsical, high fantasy Adventure series with lots of heart and charm. TP also had mixed tones. It tried to be “dark” while maintaining the whimsy of Zelda, resulting in a clash of ideas. It was a good game, of course — there are no bad Zelda games — but it was one of the absolute weakest entries into the franchise.

        • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

          Okay, first of all, what is SP? You’ve said it like 4 times. Second, how did SS ruin Zelda? Many people rate SS as higher than TP, so why are you saying TP “redefined Zelda” and then SS came along and ruined it, when in reality (at least, most people would say) it made it better? Also, what would we do on multiplayer? Solving the main quest with others would make it worse, I think, as they could run on ahead and complete puzzles/temples if you’re not quite willing to go yet, thus completing the game without you. If you were forced to stay with your companion, it would ruin the adventure aspect of the game, as you couldn’t go where you please. If you’re talking multiplayer as in battle, that would be just dreadful. Multiplayer battles with swords really don’t work. Take Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. The campaign was great, but if you’re doing split screen battles, it sucked. Awfully. I’m pretty sure Zelda would be the same way. And why DLC’s? You, by asking for those, are literally asking to have to pay money to get more gameplay. As in, you can’t fully experience the game without paying for more. Also, if by SP you mean ST, ST was way better than PH. I don’t see how you could say PH was amazing but ST sucked, if ST just took everything that was good in PH and made it better. Neither of them had that great of a story, but still, I wouldn’t say they sucked. Especially ST. The only thing in your comment I agree with is them giving us a trailer at E3. That would make me happy.

          • Hyrule’s Hero

            Okay, take Star Wars: Battlefront 2 for example. The Multiplayer for it was great and you could play as a Hero or Villain ( depending on how good you are or how much you suck). Have you heard of Hyrule Total War? Mash up the different races of Hyrule doing Team Deathmatch on the various locations in Hyrule (Death Mountain, Hyrule Castle, the entrance to a Temple, etc), And let the best players play as the Heroes (Link, Zelda, The King or something) and the Villains (Ganondorf, Zant, or something). That would give something for players to do if they don’t feel like doing the Story Mode. Remeber at the release of Ocarina of Time? Miyamoto promised to bring an expansion to the game titled, Ura Zelda. But what happened? The add-on was never released (it’s probably locked away in Nintendo’s secret vaults or something). The following years were about idiots who supposedly found Ura Zelda and that the game exists and they were going to go on a quest to find it (Surprisingly, people are still looking for the game). Why doesn’t Nintendo give that hope to fans again. I mean, I’m bored of Hero Mode on SS. It doesn’t expand the story of the game. It’s just the game on a harder difficulty. I can do that on Uncharted. Play the game on a harder difficulty. Give us something like the “King Washington” DLC in Assassin’s Creed 3. Okay, I can say so much crap about Skyward Sword here but for the idiots who actually like the game I won’t say so much. THE STORY OF THE MASTER SWORD CONTRADICTS WITH OCARINA OF TIME. The Master Sword was originally crafted by the 7 sages. Not the Goddess. THE GRAPHICS WERE HORRIBLE. When you put the graphics of WW and TP in a blender you get the worst looking Zelda Game in HISTORY. It’s like Zelda CD-I all over again. The graphics of TP were better. And stop complaining about how the graphics are “blurry”. It looks “blurry” because of the limitations of the Gamecube. The Wii version is just a port of the Gamecube version with Motion controls. THE GAME REVOLVES AROUND THE WII MOTION PLUS. Everything you do always involves the Wii motion Plus. Leaping while climbling, controlling the Beetle, flying, controlling where you fall, inserting the boss key, Skyward Strike, Spin attack, Fatal Blow, using bombs, entering the silent realm, playing the harp (which was really awkward), fighting Ghirahim, etc. It’s like how in Zelda cd-i, button 2 does everything. THE STORY WAS LIKE A DISNEY FAIRYTALE STORY. You have do come to the realization that it was like a Disney story. THE BOSSES WERE TO SIMPLE OR THE SAME. I counted four bosses that it’s weakness was it’s eye. Scaldera was a bootleg King Dodongo. Tentalus looked like a monster in the movie Monsters Inc. Moldarach was stupid. Ghirahim was confused with what gender he is. The imprisoned fights were pointless and stupid. The only good boss was Koloktos. Those are some reasons why SS sucked. TP and OoT and MM and WW and ALTTP were the best Zelda Games. And rating for Zelda should be T for Teen cause then we get the epic Zelda Games. Not the horrible ones. Nintendo should use the Art stlyle of TP, the best one in the series. Or mix TP and Oot and see what they get.

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            First of all, you still didn’t answer my very first sentence. WTF is SP???

            Second of all, “idiots who actually like the game”? So now, if someone has an opinion different than yours, they are suddenly an idiot because yours is superior?

            Third of all, Hyrule: Total War isn’t Zelda, and it’s nothing like Zelda, so don’t even compare it. That’s like saying Super Smash Bros. is a multiplayer Zelda game. You obviously have no clue what Medieval 2 is. Hyrule Total War is a mod for that game, and that game involves sending troops out to attack the enemy, not actually battling as the characters. So unless that’s what you were saying that multiplayer Zelda would be like, then that idea is, no offense, absolute trash. It’s clicking buttons to send out troops so that you can watch them kill each other. “Let the players play as heroes and villains”? That is NOTHING like what you do in Total War.

            Fourth of all, why is the game revolving around the motion plus so bad? I find that MOST (not all) of the people who had trouble with that are those who weren’t patient enough to accept it and get used to it. I found that it added a lot to the game.

            Fifth of all, no, I do not “have do” come to therealization that it was like a Disney story. Just because it ends happily, and it has some romance, doesn’t make it a Disney story, so I have absolutely no fricking idea what you are talking about.

            Sixth of all, are you calling OoT “horrible”? Because I see that you said “Zelda should be T for Teen cause then we get the epic Zelda games, not the horrible ones.” That is saying that the non-T Zelda games are horrible. OoT was rated E. So was MM. So was Phantom Hourglass, which you literally said yourself was great 2 comments back. Go on, look up there. It’s right up there.

            You said it yourself. We have had only 1 T Zelda game, and you can’t say that that was the only good one. If you do, then you obviously haven’t played ALttP, OoT, or MM.

            Seventh of all, (phew), Ura Zelda was technically made. It was somewhat combined with another OoT add-on, Zelda Gaiden, to make Majora’s Mask.

            Eighth of all, SERIOUSLY, WTC IS SP??? You said SP ruined Zelda. WHAT IS SP????????? You’re either trolling, or…… yeah.

          • Hyrule’s Hero

            Obviously, you didn’t understand what I meant by multiplayer. Have the different races of Hyrule fight against each other in different modes (TDM, Capture the Flag, Co-op mode) similar to Hyrule Total War but with gameplay similar to Star Wars Battlefront 2 or Assasins Creed. One side should be the Heroes and the other side the Villains.

            Secondly, I’ll be nice and replace “idiots” with “people”. Happy now. Geez, what’s with these Skyward Sword fanboys. It’s like talking to a 4 year old kid who’s having a fit.

            Thirdly, I know that Hyrule Total War is a mod and that it isn’t Zelda. Plus, Nintendo really needs to leave the old days and catch up with Gaming today. Zelda needs to have features that you find in a lot of games today, like: Multiplayer, DLC and Voice Acting. Voice acting would work out great if they don’t give characters cheesy lines. It could be like Metroid Prime 3 and Other M. That worked out (hopefully, they don’t stick with the dumbass Link from the Zelda cartoon).

            Fourth of all, the game revolves around around the Wii Motion Plus. I’m not going to say it again.

            Fifth of all, Skyward Sh*t had a horrible story. I bet they hired 8 year old kids to make the story ( which good job kids. You get an F for no imagination or creativity).

            Sixth of all, Ocarina of Time was EPIC. So was MM, and PH. OoT had blood (depending on the version of the game, not just the gold cartridge version. I have the standard grey cart and the blood is red on mine) MM was dark and scared the hell outta me when I was a kid (and it still does to this day even though I’m 14. Stupid Elegy of Emptiness statue. Thanks a lot Nintendo) and PH was great. It felt great to sail the seas with Linebeck and Ciela finding Tetra who’s on the Ghost Ship, beat the crap outta Bellum and…yeah. TP was one of the best Zelda Games and we should get more games like it, rated T. Not this crap we got in 2011, The Legend of why Nintendo, why did you have to ruin Zelda with: Skyward Sword. Man, I hope they don’t make this mistake again.

            Seventh of all, Ura Zelda was complete and Miyamoto has it locked away in his closet or something, but parts of it were Incorporated into MM (the mask element of the game) but it doesn’t mean it was combined completely with MM.

            Eighth of all, I am trollin’ you I know it’s ST but I want to see how pissed you get.

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            You’re treating it like a fact. “Skyward Sword is total sh*t.” That, my friend, is 100% opinion. Not a fact, but just your opinion.

        • PKGohan

          CLEARLY, you are new age punk “Fan” who doesn’t know shit about the series, and just wants more and more like TP.

      • Roth

        SP… Spirit Pox? I think that’s what I got from running around in a train in that one game.

      • JuicieJ

        We’ve seen the toon style way too much recently. It’s a cool style, but it needs to take a good long break.

      • Thunderlite421

        There are enough toon style titles at the moment; Wind Waker, Four Swords, Four Swords Adventures, Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks. That makes a total of SIX games using the toon style. I say it deserves a break.

      • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

        SP?

    • The awesome viking

      Hopefully it’s not a remake.

      • FeercDeityLink

        Actually a majoras mask remake would fulfill all my hopes and dreams. It just matters what games they are choosing to remake. Personally i think it is too soon to make a wind waker remake. I’m not saying that I’m not excited for it either.

        • CChaplin

          The Wind Waker is the ONLY main Zelda game not playable on current hardware, so it makes perfect sense for them to re-release if not remake it.

          • Hurt

            Personally I kind of want them to wait until the next console to release MM.
            Probably only me though.

          • smcrzgi

            foursword adventures i believe is not playable on current hardware… but i may be wrong about that.

          • CChaplin

            No, you’re correct, but I don’t consider that a “main” Zelda game. I was thinking more of the main console releases (LoZ, Zelda2, LttP, OoT, MM, WW, TP, SS). Technically the oracle games aren’t playable on current hardware either, but that’s going to be changing soon with the 3DS eShop release :)

          • smh5

            Is a link to the past on any current hardware?

          • CChaplin

            Ummm…. Hm. Good question. Oh! Yes it is, technically: It’s available on the Wii’s eShop and so it can be played on WiiU. Actually I’m playing through it on WiiU right now come to think of it lol.

          • smh5

            “Main” game…. Fourswords Adventures is more like a spin off game….

    • baileygirl99

      they said that they would do a concole Zelda game before a 3DS game though..

  • Tehlul

    Take time. Don’t make Zelda a yearly affair.
    If you do you end up with New Super Mario Bros 64 sunshine galaxy yoshi’s island 7 Wii U. Or whatever number there on now.

    • Hurt

      I hope you’re not talking about what I think you’re talking about.
      3D Mario games aren’t yearly affairs. Nor are they low quality.
      And Yoshi’s Island has only had a single sequel.

      Why do I even bother, just don’t make random statements when you’re clearly ignorant.
      Or if all else fails, talk about NSMB instead.

  • Linkisawesome

    I think they should use all the time they need because if they rush it would not come out like it would if they took there time.

  • colin

    In Zelda you take all the time you need

    • Roth

      DAWN OF THE SECOND DAY
      -Reggie Has Nothing New To Announce-

      • pizzaman

        DAWN OF THE 456th DAY
        -Same-

  • Guest

    Lol…I just want to give Miyamoto a bi hug and ask them to do their best on this new Zelda. I want it to be amazing!!! They can take as long as they need. (Hopefully it’s not too long tho >__<)

    • Jean

      *Big. lol

  • Jean

    Lol…I just want to give Miyamoto a big hug and ask them to do their
    best on this new Zelda. I want it to be amazing!!! They can take as long
    as they need. (Hopefully it’s not too long tho >__<)

  • AnOn

    Quality over quantity, nuff said

  • Roth

    “If you look back at the launch of Wii, we were able to prepare a game like Wii Sports, which at the time was clearly a new game, and launch that alongside a Zelda game.”

    Well, technically, it took them until just before the Wii U to release a Zelda game originally made for the Wii, since TP was already pretty much finished as a GC title. I expect Zelda WIi U to take a while, although likely not as much as SS since they don’t have a recent title hogging any development attention for the new system. Well, unless you count WW HD; I suppose they’re going to try to tide us over with that while they pour maximum time into making the new one perfect. So, yeah, expect a wait.

    • http://twitter.com/mikejcsauer Mike Sauer

      That’s exactly what was said in the Nintendo Direct, actually. They were experimenting with different art styles for the wii u and loved the way wind waker looked so much that they want to release a remake to tide us over until a new original Zelda.

    • http://twitter.com/mikejcsauer Mike Sauer

      By the way, I’m playing tomb raider and you just died Roth. XD

  • Triforce Holder

    Honestly I really want the new game now, but I’ve learned from there rushed release of Skyward Sword due to impatient fans that quality work takes time.

    • Kravik

      MM was also rushed..

      • Mich

        Rushed? are you freaking kidding?

        • Tendium

          “Are you freaking kidding?” No, he wasn’t kidding, they spent one year on it.

          • Hurt

            That’s not even what rushed means. Do you need a dictionary?

          • baileygirl99

            dang. they must have gone in lightspeed! :P

        • Kravik

          No! :D Google it.. And read some interviews..

          The whole 3 days limit came from that very fact! :D

          Mind you, I LOVE MM .. I am in fact at the last boss as we speak, on my second play through of this amazing game! :) (I love them all though!)

    • BlackRaven6695

      The last thing Skyward Sword was was rushed. That game was delayed a bunch of times.

  • Hero Of Wind

    Nice going, Nintendo. You’ve added gimmicky hardware that makes it difficult for you to develop games for your own system. No wonder the Wii U isn’t doing so well.

    • ChuckNorrisLoZ

      Have you ever even played a Wii U before? They’re amazing! I’d pick them over a PS3 or Xbox 360 any day, or even over the PS4 and Xbox 720!

      • Hero Of Wind

        I have. It was fun for an hour, until the battery on the controller died. I firmly believe that what makes a good gaming experience is not an “innovative” controller or stupid gimmicks like motion controls and stereoscopic 3D. Nintendo seems to think otherwise, and it’s alienating developers. And now it’s making it difficult for them to develop their own games. I’ll stick with my Gamecube, thank you very much.

        • Hyrule’s Hero

          That’s true. Motion controls sucked, especially in Skyward Sword. The Stereoscopic aiming in Ocarina of Time 3D was completely pointless. Why don’t they just stick to the Wii U pro controller. Much easier than Motion controls.

          • Guy

            I thought it made the gerudo horse back more entertaining in OoT3D

        • Altair_420

          Hell yeah, Gamecube ftw !
          The small reverse engineered discs were cool and stood out as interesting and different, plus they had good wireless controllers. That was a good gimmick. An Ipad as a controller is not. ( neither is waving your arms about like a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man as was the case with wii)

        • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

          Three words: “CHARGE THE CONTROLLER.” Did you know you can charge it while playing? You would have, if you weren’t absolutely ignorant/maybe a troll.

          • Hero Of Wind

            It certainly didn’t take long for you to insult my intelligence. A single charge only lasts 2 – 3 hours. I don’t want to have to stop every two to three hours to charge the controller.

          • pizzaman

            That’s not Nintendo’s fault. the design of the battery hasn’t changed in a long time, but hardware has gotten a lot more complex, so the battery life is less and less.

          • Hero Of Wind

            Yes, it is most definitely Nintendo’s fault. Nintendo chose to include a touchscreen. A more traditional controller without a touch screen would have a longer battery life.

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            Oh mah frickin goodness!!!!!!! Did you not read my comment??????????
            I SAID “Did you know you can charge it while playing?”!!!!!! Who in the world said anything about “stopping to charge the controller”????????

            I seriously want to know where that came from. It lasts 2 – 3 hours if not charging. So charge it. You would, if you weren’t absolutely ignorant of my comment/maybe a troll.

          • Hero Of Wind

            Charging the controller while playing requires an extra wall outlet that is near enough to the console to actually play. You’re right. There are ways around it. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t poorly designed.

    • http://ZeldaDungeon.net/ Jordan D.

      I’d hardly call the Wii U gimmicky. The tablet controller makes for a legitimate improvement to the games I’ve played so far that use it properly (ZombiU for example) and overall I’m very satisfied with my system.

      • Hero Of Wind

        It’s definitely less gimmicky than the Wii or 3DS, but I, for one, would rather have a traditional controller with a longer battery life than a large touchscreen that drives the price of the console up and that could easily be replaced by an graphical overlay.

        • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

          Jeez, that’s why you keep it charging when you’re not using it. Unless you’re playing for periods of 24 hours at a time, and only breaking for 5 minutes, then you’re gonna have time to charge it in between playing.

          • Hero Of Wind

            I find it amusing that you fail to see anything wrong with the Wii U. Just the kind of fan Nintendo wants. A battery life of 2 – 3 hours for a controller is terrible.

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            Then. Charge. It. You will not be sitting 20+ feet away from an outlet, SO CHARGE IT. For the fifteenth time.

          • Hero Of Wind

            My point is that you shouldn’t have to. It’s supposed to be a wireless controller, isn’t it?

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            So you charge it for 30 minutes every 3-4 hours. Not too bad.

    • Gaseous Snake

      The Wii U isn’t doing well because there isn’t a good selection of games yet. Nintendo takes risks that may appear gimmicky because they believe that gaming can always be more than what it is.

      • Hero Of Wind

        There isn’t a good selection of games because the added touchscreen makes developing games more difficult than for Xbox or Playstation. Developers are more inclined to develop for other consoles instead. People don’t buy the Wii U because of the lack of games, which pushes potential third-party developers further towards other systems.

        And no, Nintendo doesn’t care about making gaming “more than what it is.” They just want to appear “innovative” in the eyes of customers so that they can make more money. If they truly cared about making gaming “innovative”, they would start making original games instead of retooling the same ones over and over.

    • Stephen Beeler

      Umm, no. It’s the new hardware like the graphics card, cpu, etc. And he didn’t say difficult.

    • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

      Who says that HD is “gimmicky hardware”? Absolutely no one, considering that all the other companies have had HD consoles for years. They even said that it’s not “difficult” for them to develop games, it’s just gonna take a little getting used to, as every single game developer has had to do ever since making something new. What, would you rather have another Wii, without HD, but just with new games?

      • Hero Of Wind

        You misunderstand me. I’m saying that the touchscreen controller is a gimmick, not the HD. I’m all for HD. I can live with a stupid wand controller on the Wii because it’s inexpensive and has a decent battery life, and most games don’t force you to use motion controls, except for the occasionally waggle. A touchscreen controller is unnecessary and expensive.

        • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

          As I said in my other comment, about the battery life.

          “Jeez, that’s why you keep it charging when you’re not using it. Unless you’re playing for periods of 24 hours at a time, and only breaking for 5 minutes, then you’re gonna have time to charge it in between playing.”

          Also, in the article, the thing that Miyamoto said was holding them back was the HD… and you said “hardware that makes it difficult for you to develop games”…. And now you’re saying you don’t mean HD… that doesn’t make sense. -_-

          • Hero Of Wind

            I read you’re other comment. There’s no need to repeat what you said word for word. 2 – 3 hours is awful for controller battery life. I could easily exceed that in a single sitting. When I said “hardware,” I meant the controller. My gripes are about the controller and the controller alone.

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            Oh. My. goodness. “Exceed that in a single sitting”. CHARGE IT IN THAT SITTING. 17th time.

          • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

            Also, it’s not that awful for practically an iPad. if it were a wii controller, then sure. But it’s like a DS. Except it’s at home, so you DON’T have to worry about charging as much.

        • Zzen

          I kinda like the touchscreen……..

  • The Minish Pants

    I think I speak for all Zelda fans when I say that taking the time to make a superb game is far more important than releasing a sub-par game quickly due to high demand. Besides, I think we’ll see Zelda 3DS sooner than Zelda Wii U (hopefully at E3), and that will hold us over until this sure-to-be amazing game is released!

    • Kravik

      MM was rushed..

      • Guest

        A concept and direction was realized. They went ahead with it. Now, we’re dealing with a brand new system, controls, graphics, etc. They better get it down. The point I’m making here is that if they have an idea but the technology is still being worked on, take the time to learn it and maximize its potential, whether it takes 6 months or two years. MM is a great game, no doubt, but it was on the same system as its predecessor. This new game won’t be.

        Are you trying to say that they should rush this game because it worked once before? I’m not necessarily saying a rushed release equals a bad game, but I doubt very few people would argue that spending an extra year to fix the kinks and polish the presentation does nothing but improve the quality of the game.

        • Kravik

          Hear hear!

      • Marinestar0

        He is right, it was rushed, why else would they use the same characters? (ex. Malon in OOT and Cremia/Romani in MM) To save time in development? Caleb Simpson seems to think so…

        • Hurt

          It was intentional, not rushed.

          They wanted to see what they could make in a year and accomplished it. Not came up with an idea and rushed it so they could finish it within a year.

          And why would they need to make new models for a game on the same console during the N64 era? The times weren’t as they are now.

        • Kravik

          Of course I am right!

          Zelda I know! ;)

          PS: Thanks for pointing it out. :D

  • Taylor

    how bout a new star fox game there’s been enough zeldas!

    • HeroofTime123

      Why would you say that on a Zelda fan site lol?

      • http://ZeldaDungeon.net/ Jordan D.

        Well… I’d certainly say that Star Fox needs a new entry about as much as Call of Duty fanboys need to stop existing, so they certainly have a point. But yeah… wrong place :P

        • Hurt

          He was talking about the statement at the end, not the beginning.
          Star Fox is still by Nintendo, it makes sense and no one’s enough of a moron to bash over talking about a franchise made by the same company here.

          I would hope.

          • HeroofTime123

            Well I really meant the fact that he is choosing Star Fox over Zelda on a Zelda fan site. Don’t get me wrong, I like both games but I like Zelda more.

          • Hurt

            Yeah, that’s part of the statement at the end.
            If he had said something like “What about Star Fox?” without mentioning Zelda at all we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

        • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

          He says “there’s been enough Zeldas”…. :( NOT TWUUEEE!!!

    • Zzen

      Dude Zelda is one of nintendos major money making franchises and its amazing if they stopped making it there is a large possibility that while they would go on for a few years nintendo would drop out of the console market and progress toward bankruptcy.

  • HeroofTime123

    I know people have said that Twilight Princess was aGC title but it was released on the Wii first and that’s why it was able to help it sell. As for WiiU, they used Mario this time and are following up with Wind Waker HD. With that said, unless it takes them until almost the end of the consoles lifespan like Skyward Sword, they should take as long as they need to make this game the best it can possibly be.

  • hyourinmaru

    how bout assuring us that zelda 3DS will come. we have heard sooo much less about zelda 3DS then zelda U. which is ridiculous since zelda 3DS will come out a whole year or more earlier then zeldaU. nintendo is really trying my patients (i realize how i sound but i don’t care) i’m not asking for a release date i just want to know SOMETHING.

    • Guy

      I also wanna hear more about 3ds (probably because thats what i have and dont have wiiU yet :P)

    • Altair_420

      *patience

      I agree with you though, if i didnt love zelda so much i wouldve said **** nintendo a very long time ago.

    • baileygirl99

      But didn’t Nintendo say that they would make a console Zelda game before making one for the 3DS??

  • narwhal

    Take your time. I probably won’t have a Wii U for years , anyway. xD

  • Nerion

    I’m actually pretty glad to hear this. I don’t want them to rush it. I want them to take the time that is needed to make this one of the best in the series.

  • WhiteSamurott

    Just re-release the GBC and throw a game together and have us play and wait for Zelda Wii U.

  • WhiteSamurott

    I know I’m on a Zelda site as a pokemon fan. Okay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tanya.burnhauser Tanya Burnhauser

    Take as long as you need!!! I am willing to wait for an amazing Zelda game then for them to hurry it up and risk making a flop. <3 Nintendo!!!

  • SMOSHOHLIC!

    I’m in no hurry. I have not got a wii u yet so I don’t mind.

  • Nintendo Fan

    Let them take their time on Zelda and the new Super Smash Bros. The games will be much better if they are not worried about release dates. I’d rather wait to have a good game. They are giving us enough to play right now anyway, like he said I’m fine with Mario and Nintendo Land for now.

    • Ben Alter

      SSBU(Super Smash Bros. Universe) is going to be released this summer.
      Ghirahim and Skull Kid all thee way!

      • Hurt

        Bull. SSB isn’t going to be released in 2013 at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anatara43 Amber Evans

    Ugghhh that is such a long time!! I want it now!

  • Fire and Ice Arrows

    As long as it’s as good as the rest, it can take as long as they can!

  • zeldashark

    i’m fine with them taken as long as they like as long as the game is awesome

  • Ganon’s Afro

    One thing they could do for the second analog stick(which I’m hoping they will use) is either have it control the camera like Batman Arkham City or possibly use one stick as movement and the other as sword or shield motion and when you press a button, the sword does an attack from that point.(Kind of like SS and OoT combined.)

  • Altair_420

    Zelda is the only current thing from nintendo i’m interested in , so i’m not even considering a wii u at this point. I’ve had windwaker for like 10 years and it isnt one of my favorites so that is not a good enough reason to buy one for the ‘hd’ version, Even though the 3ds was worth the $ 250 + $ 40 just for OoT. (majoras mask would make it even better)

  • baileygirl99

    I son’t nessesarily think they should have as much time as possible, but I do want the game to be a good experience that utilizes all the Wii U’s abilities and features.
    On a different note, does anyone know anything about the new Super Smash Bros.? i haerd that it will be for Wii U and 3DS. I’m excited!

    • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

      Yeah, it’s called “Super Smash Bros. Universe”. At least, I think its is. And that’s all I know! :P

  • Caleb Geyer

    Take as long as you need as long as it is amazing!

    • Stephen Beeler

      Agreed.

  • Vink

    Hopefully E3 will reveal Zelda 3DS as well.

  • K

    I would rather they take there time on the Zelda game. I want it to be as best as possible and they are giving us Wind Waker. Also, it would give me more time to save up money.

  • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

    I sorta want a Mario Kart for the Wii U. Like, now.

  • pizzaman

    In other words, they’re stalling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danny.driskell.14 Danny Driskell

    Yes, they took so much time and look how Skyward Sword turned out.

  • Link97TP

    What I have to say is TP and SS were both great games. Although the one downfall of SS is the graphics and the visuals. if SS had TP graphics and visuals, then I think it would be the best Zelda game out there. I personally loved TP but I do get where the hate can come from. What I want to see is a game with graphics better than TP and longer than TP because TP I think is the longest out there, main story alone. but yeah TP graphics with an SS Story, add in some more magic stuff, and Bingo, great game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.henricksen.7 Devin Henricksen

    Games that are pushed out before they’re ready suffer deeply in the quality department. I have seen this sooo many times with games I have been looking forward to… But NEVER with a Zelda game. Zelda is by far my favorite video game franchise right in front of a three way tie of Mario, Metroid and Halo. Nintendo always delivers, and Miyamoto needs to take as much time as it takes to wow us with our first ever HD Zelda… I can’t wait(but I will) for the new title… Meanwhile why don’t you guys give Capcom another crack at a handheld title. The oracles games and The Minish Cap were fantastic!!

  • Luwk

    What about Zelda 3DS?

  • ndbrdb

    Everyone’s gotta chill out. I think it’s cool that Zelda has different art styles that are not photo realistic, it doesn’t get mushed up with all the other games that are trying to do similar things. Not that I don’t enjoy games like Dark Souls and such.
    If you’re afraid of people thinking zelda is a children’s series because of toon link, you could do one of two things. Either not care at all and play them anyway, or you could possibly miss out on great games because you’re too worried about what other people think. Your choice.
    A lot of this series’ charm comes from not being an M rated real looking bloodfest. It gives it room to appeal to a wider audience, and also lets it dive into more mature themes in a different way, such as majora’s overarching theme of death.

    and YOU ALL KNOW he meant st instead of sp.

  • Gurgelsnurp

    Jeez, as long as they can finish the game and be PROUD of the result, I’m happy. QUALITY BEFORE QUANTITY, PEOPLE!