Nintendo boss, Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that Zelda WiiU is still in the research phase of development. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly he said they’re trying different things to bring the series to a bigger audience.
The only realisation of Zelda in HD was presented last year when Nintendo formally confirmed the WiiU and showcased the graphical power of the console. Since then nothing has been confirmed or leaked of the title.
“With the last game, Skyward Sword, that was a game where you had motion control to use your weapons and a lot of different items, and I thought that was a lot of fun,” said Miyamoto
“But there were some people who weren’t able to do that or didn’t like it as much and stopped playing partway through it.”
“We’re seeing how the way that tastes are broadening in video games and you have some people who prefer more casual experiences, and you have some people who prefer sort of those more in-depth experiences. Obviously, as a company that’s been making games for a very long time, we tend to be more on the deeper, longer game side of things. But really what we continue to ask ourselves as we have over the years is, ‘What is the most important element of Zelda if we were to try to make a Zelda game that a lot of people can play?’”
“So we have a number of different experiments going on, and we decide that we’ve found the right one of those to really help bring Zelda to a very big audience, then we’ll be happy to announce it.”
Throughout the Nintendo presser at E3 many wondered if Zelda would be one of the big hitters to be unveiled along with a Pokemon and Metroid game. None were present, leaving the current line up thin.