Sunday, December 7, 2014

There Is A New Zelda Game On The Way

You know for about 2 years now I have felt pretty good about my decision to not purchase Nintendo's current video game console, the Wii U.  Sure, I love Nintendo, after all who doesn't.  Also, they have definitely been putting out some really neat stuff like the new Mario games, or the newest iteration of Mario Kart.

However, I have been there before.  I have done that.  Many times.  And this time I just couldn't see spending a few hundred bucks to get a console that really only has a handful of games that I am interested in.  Even if those games are in a class above because they are made by Nintendo featuring their flagship characters.

But it was all for naught.  They got me.  There is now an undeniable reason that I will have to buy a Wii U.  There's a new Zelda game.

That's right.  Forget all that stuff I just said about going back to the well.  When Zelda is involved all bets are off.  Especially one that is once again helmed by Mr. Nintendo himself Shigeru Miyamoto.  Even more especially one that is an open world, the first for the series and to be honest, a complete mind blower.

It's happening.
Nintendo just showed off that new Zelda at The Game Awards via a video recorded at the company's studios in Japan. Zelda lead producer Eiji Aonuma controlled the game while original Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto added some commentary.

Now Nintendo had already announced this game, at last year's E3.  However, not much at all was shown.  In fact, you could barely call it an official game from what we saw.  Not this time.  We got gameplay baby, even if it somehow isn't fullscreened at all in the video...

The game shows a zoomable world map on the Wii U gamepad and action on the TV.

The map indicates that the game's world is huge. At one point, Aonuma said that it'd take five minutes to span the distance that they wanted to travel, from one part of the game's map to another. (it seemed that they were operating in the map's lower right corner.) This led Miyamoto to quip about whether the game would actually come out next year. It will, Aonuma said.

Better start saving.

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