Posted on March 08 2011 by Mases Hagopian
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime gave an interview with IGN recently and touched on many Zelda topics. He talked about what looks like a drought in Wii software during the first half of 2011 and why this is the case. Moving forward though, he briefly spoke about what to expect in the second half of the year, including some 1st party titles, such as Skyward Sword. Reggie feels Skyward Sword is going to continue to drive Wii’s moving forward and because of its motion controls, it really makes the Nintendo experience more distinctive from its competitors. Reggie also mentioned the 25th Anniversary of Zelda and while he didn’t give away any details as to what is going to be released, he did say that it would be different than Mario’s 25th anniversary.
I personally have no idea what they have in store for Zelda’s 25th anniversary. Obvious things that come to mind include some sort of 3DS and/or Wii Zelda special edition console. Another likely event is the release of all of the Gameboy Zelda titles for the 3DS virtual console. Perhaps a re-release of one of the Four Swords games with wifi capabilities? A new 2D Zelda adventure released via Wii Ware? Perhaps its something that I’m not even thinking of. With Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword both coming out this year, it is hard to believe they would push much else in terms of Zelda, but I’m greatly looking forward to whatever they have in store.
What do you think Nintendo will release for Zelda’s 25th Anniversary? Do you think there will be other 1st party surprises for the Wii later this year? Be sure to let us know what you think of Reggie’s thoughts by posting in the comments bellow.