Yes, that New Zelda is Running on Wii U

zelda1Nintendo answers the question everyone’s been asking.

We had a pretty good idea that Nintendo was going to unveil a new Zelda game at this year’s E3 conference. What we didn’t expect was a stunningly beautiful open-world trailer. So beautiful that the first question asked by many was, “Yeah, but what does it actually look like on the Wii U?”




As it turns out, the trailer Nintendo showcased was actually the new Zelda game running on the Wii U hardware. It wasn’t pre-rendered. Here’s confirmation from producer Eiji Aonuma:


“Many people from the media kept asking me if the footage from the new Zelda game for Wii U is just a promotional movie, but that really is actual gameplay on Wii U. Also, I wasn’t kidding about how you will be able to reach the mountains that appear in the distance if you should choose to!”


Good news for Zelda fans. And a slightly refreshing for those of us sick of pre-rendered gameplay or bullshot MAX GRAPHICS PC demos that look like shit on release.


Are you excited for a new Zelda?


[Game Informer]