IGN sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto at E3 to discuss Nintendo’s new
design philosophy, Pikmin 3, and other things nobody really cares
about. Luckily for us, however, we did manage to get a handful of new details regarding Wii Zelda
The good parts:
IGN: At your developer roundtable this week, you showed off a single
piece of artwork from the next Wii Zelda game. This piece of art has
not yet been released publicly, but we noticed that Link appears to
have grown to full adulthood. He looks older than he did in Twilight
Princess. Is that a correct assumption?
Shigeru Miyamoto: Well, the story setting for this Zelda is, of
course, in a completely different era and Link is older than he was
previously. More approaching adulthood. There is one hint. Maybe from
the art work you can see that he’s not holding a sword.
IGN: Has he lost his Master Sword?
Shigeru Miyamoto: [Laughing] I just wanted to make sure that you understand we are making it. That’s all I’m going to say on that subject.
IGN: Does the game follow the story progression of Twilight Princess or is it something completely different?
Shigeru Miyamoto: I can’t go into details except to say that it’s something completely different.
Miyamoto also spoke of a “really exciting” four player “tag-like gameplay” feature in Spirit Tracks that “won’t be using any swords.” Take that however you want.
Read the full interview here.