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Zelda Wii .... NOT!(?) IGN Interview with Eiji Aonuma and Miyamoto

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by Secumfex, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Secumfex

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    According to an interview of IGN with Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto, Twilight Princess could possibly be the last Zelda on the Wii. In fact, they didn't even start developing a new Zelda game, but they're pretty much still planning.
    Here are some quotes:

    and a few quotes from Aussie-Nintendo.com (dunno where Miyamoto is supposed to have said this)

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    http://wii.ign.com/articles/804/804397p1.html
    http://www.aussie-nintendo.com/?v=news&p=15203

    So what do you think? Will there really be no Zelda Wii game? I think there will be a Zelda Wii title, every Nintendo Console with potential had it's own Zelda Title. And Zelda TP was a Gamecube game in the first place as mentioned more than once. But having to wait three more years? Patience... I need patience... ARGH!
     
  2. Napalmbrain

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    Hold your horses, the console's not even a year old yet. I think it's almost certain that a Zelda game for Wii will eventually come out. Nintendo has released a Zelda game for every console they've made so far, why stop now? (remember, TP wasn't originally meant for the Wii).
     
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    but if you guys think about it this way

    windwaker wasn't even released at the time the gamecube was released(right?.....i hope i am)

    then they made twilight princess for it

    if they made they made two games for gamecube, and windwaker wasn't even a launch title, then i believe they could do so for the wii
     
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    I agree, TP was also for the GC so it's not a complete Wii franchise. The Wii has only been out 1/5 of it's life span (I think) so imagine what's coming around in the future, a very good chance of a new Zelda game for Wii, possibly with online.
     
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    well all I know is if there isnt another Zelda Wii game Nintendo will definitely see people turning from them. But thats such a dissapointment! What happened to that little story about it being in development for more than a year! Im pretty sure Mr.Aonuma
    was the only one thinking about it, while Miyamoto and everyone else was just working on Wii Fit.
    What the hell happened to Miyamoto!? He makes one Zelda game that isnt a huge hit in Japan and just jumps to conclusion that nobody wants hardcore games anymore, they just want terrible games like Wii Play that have no depth to them what so ever! I bet the only hardcore game we're going to find from Miyamoto is Mario!
    Ahh thats it im buying a 360....bastards!
    Good luck to Mr. Aonuma though....at least someone understands there are still hardcore gamers that own a Wii.
     
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    nice rant^^

    what i want miyamoto to work on next is a star fox game

    one made by nintendo
     
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    Most of your points are true, but don't you think you are jumping to a conclusion too quick? Miyamoto is focusing on all games right now that are scheduled for production in the near future, he doesn't want to worry himself with a game that won't be released for another year or two. He's putting his attention into WiiFit because they released it at E3, so customers are waiting. He wants to please them like any gaming company would want to please their customers. It's all strategy and planning you see.
     
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    I am sure there will be another Wii Zelda. He just made those comments as a safety net in case they happen to not get one out.
     
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    The huge problem I see is that there are more casual gamers that own a Wii then hardcore gamers and casual gamers are basically keeping Nintendo going right now. Most developers are going to create casual games for them because they obviously get more money aiming torwards casual gamers. Sure, there still going to be hardcore games, but they will definitely decrease as more and more casual gamers buy a Wii. Eventually most developers will create more and more casual games...which in the end drives off the hardcore gamers to the PS3 and 360. I fear then Nintendo will simply abandon Zelda because no casual gamer is going to buy it...and if it dose exist within that time, it just wont be the same Zelda we have always loved :( Its almost like a freaking war with those damn casual gamers...!
    But that just one of my predictions....
     
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    well even though warioware sold more than tp in certain areas

    tp sold more than warioware

    warioware=casual
    tp=hardcore

    though you say more hardcore games are going to decrease, i disagree

    my prediction is that wii(because of casual gamers) is going to have more sales

    more sales=more developers interested
    more developers interested=more software(for casual and hardcore)

    with the wii zapper i'm hoping we'll get more fps's on the way

    i just don't know what's going to happen of the metroid franchise, they said corruption was the last prime and what else can they do from there?

    but i, personally am liking these casual games

    i've never played casual games before and it's a change(just like the wii is)

    so i'm probably going to buy my share of casual games too

    but i'm sticking to my roots with any game that includes mario in it, starfox, etc.

    plus miyamoto said he was interested in getting a kid icarus game done(but miyamoto says a lot of things) that would be interested to renew that franchise

    and a new earthbound would be nice

    sorry man but i think the wii's going to come out on top with plenty of hardcore games as well as casual games

    sorry about rambling on
     
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    Well WarioWare isnt the only casual game. Wii Sports out sold Zelda by a lot! But in Japan Wii Sports isnt even bundled with the console and yet it still beat out Zelda. So thats what has Miyamoto very worried and which is also why we are going to see a lot more games like Wii Sports. I myself truly wouldnt mind if they added something that motivates the player to play more. Online or some unlockables is that to much to ask!
     
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    A real Star Fox Game, none of this walking around crap, strap in the cockpit and leave him there.

    Anyhoo Zelda Wii is almost a given, I don't think the next console Zelda will be in development as long as TP was....at least I hope it won't be.....yet at the same time I do hope it takes a while because that means they have more time to add stuff to it and polish it....I don't know what I want anymore :(
     
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    i dont know why everyone is scared of casual gaming. just because there are going to be MORE casual games doesn't mean there are going to be LESS hardcore games.

    if anything, casual games are helping hardcore games because:
    casual gaming is the main selling point of the wii (for most ppl) and since the wii is selling so well, more devs want to develop for it. since more devs want to develop for it, we're bound to get more hardcore games made by third party.
     
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    Considering that Twilight Princess wasn't even a native Wii game but is a Gamecube port (which means it's not anywhere near taking advantage of the full power of the Wii), I'm disappointed that a real full-fledged Wii Zelda isn't already in-development. :(
     
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    I'm sure theres going to be a Wii Zelda. There were two Zeldas for the Nintendo 64, the GameCube, so why not two for the Wii? Of course we probably won't see it until 2010 because they usually take three years to develop.
     
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    Why are you saying that? Miyamoto never said there would not be a new Zelda game for the Wii, he said there was a small chance and that it probably won't come out for a long time since they have other concerns that are of more importance. I think Zelda TP did use good use of the Wii Remote even if it did come out for the GC, they had to modify some things to make it work.
     
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    Don't you think they'll just release even more casual games? Gaming history shows that if a certain type of game sells well, publishers tend to just make more of them, usually to the detriment of other genres.
     
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    So its probably going to be somewhere near 2012 the next time we even see another console Zelda game! I just hope that level 5 dosnt go all casual, so I can enjoy many years of Dragon Quest! .......eh I just hope they can at least give us DS Zelda games!
     
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    No, I just finished saying that Miyamoto said that there might be a chance but there not very concerned now. And 2012? I know that's in 5 years (the usual life-span of a console) but who's saying a Zelda came will come out directly at release like TP did? It could be even longer. That's why I think there is a good chance of a new Zelda game coming for the Wii in a couple of years. There is a very small % chance it will come out in 2008.
     
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    I know, and it's not what I said. I said that I was disappointed that (or if) it hasn't been started yet. This was based upon the original poster:

    Yeah I don't doubt it does make good use of the Wii remote (I can't speak from personal experience yet, as my Zelda was damaged/lost/stolen in shipping so I'm still without it) but I was talking as far as graphics capabilities and such. The GC has a 485 MHz CPU, 43MB of RAM, 162MHz GPU, and game discs have a 1.5GB capacity. The Wii has a 729 MHz CPU, 88MB RAM, 243 MHz GPU, and discs with 8.5GB capacity. So a game working within the graphics constraints of the Gamecube isn't anywhere near making full-use of the abilities of the Wii, regardless of how well the control interface has been patched to utilize the Wii remote. While Twilight Princess, Resident Evil 4, etc might look spectacular on the Wii, they aren't representative of what the Wii can do.

    I'm anxious to see what a Zelda (one of Nintendo's flagship product lines) game will look like if designed from the ground-up to make full use of the Wii hardware. I'm just bummed that it seems like the clock hasn't started yet (or has hardly started), suggesting that we might have to wait 3 years to see this.
     

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