While Black Ops 2 and Assassin’s Creed 3 have been very well received on the Nintendo Wii U, it’s fair to say that a lot of Wii U launch buyers are waiting for a dominant first party title to arrive that will set the benchmark in 2013. Wii U Zelda is a name that definitely fits this bill, but unfortunately nobody knows if the game will even make a 2013 release and Nintendo are so far unwilling to drop any updates on the game’s development.
With this in mind, we welcome the slightest amount of rumors to fill the waiting gap in the meantime and we have some really juicy information for you to digest, information on the game which has allegedly come from a Nintendo employee. Zelda Informer has the scoop and the tipster has gone on record to drop some information on the game against the wishes of his or her employers – although we do find it hard to believe that someone with apparent knowledge on the game would leak details out of Nintendo’s secretive Japanese headquarters.
Still though, it is information which is a good read and we’ll start off by talking about the tipster’s claims that Wii U Zelda will be unveiled again at this year’s E3 expo in June. While this isn’t really a hot rumor since it is a logical one, his additional comments about a Zelda demo releasing in 2013 is certainly news which fans will hope is true.
The tipster goes on to say that development for the highly anticipated title is still at a very early stage and he has also said that the game is also likely to skip a release in 2013, with an early release in 2014 now on the cards. That means that the demo will take on added significance this year, so let’s hope that Nintendo confirm this at E3 if they are really planning to wait until 2014 to bring the game out.
Another big talking point about the insider’s leak is that the art style for the game has apparently been ‘altered’ to be in line of the design seen in Skyward Sword, rather than the more realistic, non cartoony visuals that we saw in the fantastic tech demo. We really hope that this part doesn’t turn out to be true, as the tech demo looked fantastic in our opinion and it’s definitely time to move on from the cartoon style Zelda graphics and move along into next-generation tech with cutting edge visuals.
There’s a lot more eye raising information through the link to Zelda Informer, including details on the control scheme in Wii U Zelda and the possibility of a well known character returning for the game. Is it legit information or just a bogus collection of rumors without any substance? Read the whole thing and let us know what you think about it.
Is Zelda going to be the defining game on the Wii U? How would you feel if the game is really held back until 2014? If true, then a demo in 2013 really becomes essential to keep fans satisfied.