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?”

 

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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]