Nintendo finally unveiled a new Zelda game for Wii U at this year’s E3 with a beautiful trailer showcasing a vast, open world. Since then, details have been extremely scarce, with most interviews about the game just coming back to the open world again and again and very little new information coming out. That changed today, as Nintendo very quietly updated the official Japanese website for the game with a description that contains three juicy new tidbits.
The newly added description on the Japanese website for Zelda on Wii U has been translated to read as the following:
This software is a Wii U Edition new Legend of Zelda series. Faced with mysteries in the world of Zelda spread indefinitely without boundaries, a new Link, a new nemesis.
This short and sweet description actually tells us quite a bit. The game will star a new incarnation of Link (yes, it’s still Link, new look and all) which means that it’s not a sequel to any existing game. It will also feature a new “nemesis.” Will we see a brand new main antagonist, or will Ganon steal the spotlight at the end as he has done numerous times before? Finally, the world is described as being indefinite and without boundaries. This is similar to a recent quote by producer Eiji Aonuma.
“I still won’t say so much about this, but we made it a theme of sorts to review the commonplaces of Zelda. In the Wii U version, I feel like I have to say, “the game will take place in a vast world!” For example, “If you go to the other side of that mountain, what will happen?” or “I have seen this from this side, but I wonder what appears from the other side.” You can play like this, but you might not be that free in the game quite yet. At this time in the Wii U version, if you just think you can continue walking freely, beyond the mountains, over the valleys, you will just continue to walk until you’re very far away. So how you will play the new Zelda, well… I look forward to how everyone will do so!” — Eiji Aonuma
Could Zelda for Wii U actually feature a virtually infinite and endless world? We know it’s going to be huge, but I’m not sure how Nintendo would go about implementing an infinite world. We’ll be on the lookout for more clarification on this topic from Aonuma and the rest of the Zelda team. In the meantime, are you excited about what has been revealed so far? Sound off in the comments.
Zelda Wii U will star a new Link, a new villain, and a world that extends “indefinitely without boundaries” according to a new update to the game’s official site.