Despite airing more than a week ago, the Game Awards footage of Zelda Wii U is still revealing details from the new game. As people look deeper into the short glimpse we received, they have managed to pick out notable details that most people missed when it was first shown. Just recently, Reddit user seyon35 shared an image detailing what each of the controls that are visible on-screen would translate to. Thanks to this translation, we now have some idea of just what it will be like to control Epona on the Wii U. Jump on in to see for yourself!
As can be seen in the image above, the known layout of the horseback controls is as follows:
– Press A to “Go!”
– Use R to “Jump off”
– Pull back on the Left Stick to “Brake”
– Press up and down on the control pad to change arrows
From these details, it seems that Zelda Wii U will be using a horse-riding control scheme that is not too far from what we are already familiar with; after all, “A” still speeds up! However, since it is labeled as “Go!” instead of “accelerate” or other similar terms, could it be possible that Epona only moves forward when the A button is pressed? New controls include the ability to jump into the air, which we saw in the Game Awards preview, as well as the ability to easily cycle through arrow types on the fly.
As it stands, this is only a small glimpse into what Zelda Wii U might play like, but it also leaves plenty of room for speculation. What do you think of the translated controls? What is your interpretation of how this appears? Feel free to discuss in the comments!