Could it be? A new Zelda game for Wii using the new WiiMotionPlus controls? Miyamoto says it's certainly possible. According to him, the Zelda team is very focused on trying to find new ideas, but a change to first-person view probably won't happen.

A new Zelda game for Wii? Count us in.

No big surprise. At E3 2008, Nintendo confirmed (very vaguely) that the Mario and Zelda teams had reassembled, but offered no further details. But when we sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto this week, he elaborated on situation, absolutely confirmed that a new Wii Zelda is underway, and suggested that it will see some fundamental changes.

"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."

At GDC 2007, Eiji Aonuma gave a presentation on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. At that time, he showed a brief snippet of an experimentation the Zelda team conducted -- it was Twilight Princess running in the first-person view. We asked Miyamoto if such a fundamental change could await players of Wii's next Zelda adventure.

"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," he said. "And so the team right now is very focused on trying to find those ideas."
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  • 1
    Paper Mario Dude Jul 15, 08
    FINALLY.
    i love you shiggy. make some game magic.
    make this the best zelda!
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    Livewire_19 Jul 15, 08
    Finally, this is the only good news from Nintendo at E3.
    This is what Twillight Princess needed, they promised it but didn't give it. So now this is the only thing keeping me from giving up on Nintendo.
    • 0
      Jaw Knee Jul 15, 08
      That's bullshit. Animal Crossing is going to be the best game we get out of Nintendo this year unless Nintendo releases Zelda within the next five months.

      But this is great news. I can't wait for a trailer or pictures of something.
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        Capn Droid Jul 16, 08
        In the next five months? In that case, City Folk will be the best game this year, regardless.
  • 1
    yugiRULER Jul 15, 08
    I CANT WAIT!!! This is going to be the greatest wii and zelda game ever!!
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    Barmy Brat Jul 15, 08
    Err, gamefreak101, you should probably read what article you're uploading before you actually upload it. You state in your opening paragraph that Miyamoto says first-person controls wouldn't drastically change the franchise, but that is actually the DIRECT OPPOSITE of what he said.
    • 0
      Dio Jul 15, 08
      Fixed.

      Anyway, this isn't really a big deal. We all knew a new Zelda game was being developed, we just need some REAL information about it now.
  • 0
    Razentsu Jul 15, 08
    YEAH! I feel much better now.

    Thanks, Shiggy.
  • 2
    RKRigney Jul 15, 08
    So whenever they give us the release date, just double the time that it'll be from now to then and then add a year. Then you'll get the actual release date!
  • 0
    Animefanalchemist Jul 16, 08
    Awesome! i wonder what the theme will be

    we've had Time, Wind, Seasons, Light/Dark dimensions, Masks, What's next?
  • 2
    Demonfurby Jul 16, 08
    quote
    we've had Time, Wind, Seasons, Light/Dark dimensions, Masks, What's next?
    Pokemon? [/sarcasm]
    • 0
      Seproth Jul 16, 08
      MUSIC!!!!! Oh wait scratch that.
    • 0
      Dragoshi1 Jul 16, 08
      I hope something like taming and controlling different creatures(something like the transformation masks and mounts from MM and OoS and OoA)
  • 0
    Cruxis Mana Jul 16, 08
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      Dio Jul 17, 08
      lol that is the greatest video EVAR!!!
  • 0
    Zeta Jul 16, 08
    oh I can't wait to see what this is going to be =D
  • 0
    Remino52 Jul 16, 08
    Awesome.I hope it focuses more on the cultures like the Gorudos, Zoras ect.
  • 0
    Demonfurby Jul 16, 08
    I would actually like to see an action rpg XD You could focus on the stats of different races, and it could actually be hard. Don't thumb down me for creativity D;
    • 0
      Jaw Knee Jul 16, 08
      Funny, I remember a quote from you a few weeks ago saying that what you just suggested was "a dumb idea because there were like five races".
  • 0
    Demonfurby Jul 17, 08
    I was talking about an MMO

    Troll is continuing to win
  • 0
    Jaw Knee Jul 17, 08
    No you're not. There's not going to be much focusing if there's only "like five races".
  • 0
    Demonfurby Jul 17, 08
    You don't know what trolling is, do you?

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