While Nintendo did confirm a new Zelda was in the works at this year’s e3, not too many details were given. The team had reassembled, and were hard at work at the next game—that’s about it. In a recent interview with IGN, however, Shigeru Miyamoto enlightened us with some details on the situation. He had the following to say:
“The Zelda team in particular always works on Zelda titles. The core members of the Zelda team have for a very long time now been focused on Zelda games, and continue to focus on Zelda games, so they are hard at work and working away,” Miyamoto said. “And then, of course, we have the DS Zelda team as well, so even there we’re having some switching of people in and out where the DS team is mixing in with the Wii team and working on the Wii version.”
When asked if we should expect to see anything similar to the demo of Twilight Princess running in first-person view seen back at the Game Developer’s Conference of 2007, Miyamoto said “I don’t necessarily think it will change that drastically, but I think that Zelda is a franchise that does need some big new unique ideas. And so the team right now is very focused on trying to find those ideas.”
We’ll keep you guys posted with any further details.