MTV Multiplayer say and had a discussion with Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Within the discussion, there were several tidbits of Spirit Tracks mentioned. Listed below are some of the important quotes from the speech.
MTV Multiplayer: It should be. But that’s a tentative title, right? So people shouldn’t get too attached to it?
MTV Multiplayer: Can people assume that this game puts a new 2009 “Zelda” game on or off the table, because maybe there can’t be more than on new “Zelda” for the year?
Fils-Aime: What we’ve done is we’ve announced a great “Zelda” game for the DS � one I’m looking forward to. But reading anything more into that would be a mistake.
Fils-Aime: I’ll tell you what I love about it. It takes some of the things I liked about “Phantom Hourglass” to the next level. Example: I thought tracking the path of the boomerang was nice in “Phantom Hourglass.” But the way you use [the stylus] to solve puzzles with “Spirit Tracks” is really provocative. I think the “Zelda” fan will really enjoy it… You do more in tracking and outlining. We showed it in the trailer. You move [an extra] character to a spot in order to unlock puzzles. I really like that. I think it adds a level of gameplay which, for me, hearkens back to some of the classic “Zelda” puzzles.
So what can we gather from this interview? Spirit Tracks is a tentative title for the next Zelda game, but there is still a chance it could be changed. The announcement of Spirit Tracks doesn’t really mean much for the next Zelda Wii, but Reggie was quick to dodge the question. Lastly, Reggie seems to mention a lot of what many people already believe, that Spirit Tracks takes what Phantom Hourglass did, and brings it to a new level. Check out the full interview at the link below.
Source: MTV Multiplayer