Here are a few of my favorite things: Nintendo, Penny Arcade, The Legend of Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Harvest Moon, Fallout, Dungeons and Dragons, books, dice, Professor Layton, Shadow of the Colossus, Minecraft, and so much more. I'm going to talk a lot about video games, I sincerely hope you don't mind.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Zelda for Wii U Finally Announced!

Last week the video game world was given a gift. The gift of a reliable source sharing information about the Legend of Zelda game that will grace the Wii U sometime in 2014. Nintendo hasn't released any official information themselves, only teasing statements regarding in-development titles. We know that a Zelda game is in the works, so what fans want now is information on what will make it different and exciting from previous entries in the series.

Zelda HD for the Wii U. Screenshot circa E3 2012. Source.

According to this article from Wii U Daily, we can expect a visual styling much like Skyward Sword, a team/budget akin to the Grand Theft Auto series (Zelda Wii U being their most expensive project to date), and dungeons that will "literally take hours to complete."

The article is lengthy and detailed, and talks about how the ideas that are in place for Zelda Wii U rank high among the reasons for the existence of the Gamepad. With a statement as bold as this, I now expect some serious innovation from the Gamepad. More than I did before, anyway!

I'm hoping for some official words and maybe even a piece of art or two from Nintendo, but there's a good chance we won't see anything like that until we're closer to E3 in June. Stay tuned though, and keep your fingers crossed!


Thanks to my friend Zach for passing this article along to me!


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