We already had a hint of an upcoming Zelda game earlier this year and it actually came to reality with the recent E3 announcement made by Nintendo. Also, producer Eiji Aonuma said that the past titles in the series were a bit, leaning on the linear side of things. He mentioned that he wanted, and plans to bring back the old feeling of open-world game in the next Legend of Zelda game. That?s exactly how the teaser footage of the new Legend of Zelda for Wii U looked and felt like.
In the teaser, it showed Link and Epona threading a vast landscape in Hyrule (most probably), showcasing the next-gen graphical goodness of Wii U?s capabilities. A part of the teaser also showed Link battling enemies with his bow.
The teaser trailer was rather short and showed a few chunks from the actual gameplay though. Aonuma, however, shared some insights about how the open-world setting will affect the players experience through the game.
?You can enter any area from any direction, so the puzzle-solving in this game begins the moment the player starts to think about where they want to go, how they will get there, and what they will do when they arrive. This is a clean break from past Zelda games, where you had to follow a set path and play through the scenario in the right order. I believe this departure will create opportunities for new gameplay that have not been experienced in previous Zelda games.?
The return of the Legend of Zelda game on the Wii U might be one of the console?s saving graces, and by the looks of it, this next Legend of Zelda game might be a potential platform seller, especially to those who have been missing on Link?s adventures on their HDTVs. The game is set to be released in 2015, but no specific date has been officially announced.
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