With all the latest gameplay videos of the Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, we have yet to see anything concerning the multiplayer of the game. However, during E3, Miyamoto touched on multiplayer in Spirit Tracks and had this to say via a translator. (The translation has been edited for clarity).
If you remember the last time we did this, we had that two player tag style of gameplay. This time we are bringing 4 people with local wireless, and there will be some similar sort of tag gameplay. I don’t want to give too much away as far as what the gameplay will be. It will be really exciting in that there is cooperative elements and competitive elements. Remember back to what Four Swords gameplay was like, but you won’t be using any swords.
You can watch the interview by clicking here. Miyamoto also touches on some material concerning Zelda Wii, Wii Sports Resort, and Wii Motion Plus. Miyamoto confirms that Link will be approaching adulthood in the upcoming Wii Zelda title, and then laughs it off when talking about the lack of a Master Sword in the piece of artwork.
Also during E3, Nintendo released a few new high resolution artwork pieces for Spirit Tracks. These pieces have seen been added to the Spirit Tracks Official Artwork section of the website. Additionally, we have added 10 high quality screenshots to the Spirit Tracks Screenshots section of the website.
Lastly, as I went over to my local gamespot today, I reserved a copy of Wii Sports Resort and a copy of Spirit Tracks. Gamepost tentatively has Spirit Tracks set for a release of December 1st, 2009. However, there has been no official release date announced by Nintendo, other than stating that it would be out later this year. I sure hope Nintendo means a global release in 2009, and not just a Japanese release… with an American and European release months later.