Nintendo has confirmed The Legend of Zelda video game for Wii U and it will roll out in 2015. This revelation came during the Nintendo Digital Event at a separate function at E3 2014 on 10 June.
The announcement of The Legend of Zelda was an eagerly awaited news. Fans had been expecting this announcement for some time. Eiji Aonuma, the director of the series, while making the announcements stressed that this game will be more open-world that its predecessors. There are no detailed information of the game yet as its release is still far away.
Aonuma showed a bright 3D world with its character Link getting a face-lift. Link is also seen fighting a huge giant. There has been huge debate between fans about what gender Link is. Kotaku said it is likely that Link is a girl.
The visuals were impressive and gave fans a "sense of scale, the size of the explosions as Link fights the mechanized beast... all of these things combine the sense of innocence with a much more immediate feel than previous Zelda titles," reported Polygon.
"As far as what you can do with such a vast field to explore, as soon as those boundaries are removed, it means you can enter any area from any direction," Aonuma pointed out.
"So the puzzle solving in this game begins the moment the player starts to think about where they want to go, how they want to get there, and what they will do when they arrive. This is a clean break from the conventions of past games in the Zelda series, where you had to follow a set path and play through the scenario in the right order," he added.
Aonuma also reiterated that players can explore any territory they want in the game. The developers have said that it will be boundary-free - a departure from earlier Zelda series. He also warned that the game will have some powerful monsters that Link will have to fight to continue the journey. The world in Zelda games is very peaceful but it is disturbed by powerful enemies and that - he said - is the "defining feature" of Zelda series.
The director also made the promise that the game will be open-world. Previous games too have been set in open world but their progression was liner, reported New York Daily News.
The last of the Zelda video game - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - was released in 2013.
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