Nintendo is being very secretive about their projects recently, as little is currently known about the Legend of Zelda title coming to Wii U and the upcoming Nintendo NX platform. Could the silence about their upcoming projects mean that Nintendo is planning something huge and beautiful for its loyal patrons?
One of the biggest secrets Nintendo is keeping right now are details for the upcoming Legend of Zelda title on the Wii U platform. Confirmed in November last year during a Nintendo Direct briefing, the upcoming Legend of Zelda for Wii U has finally moved from a “to be dated” title to “coming in 2016.” A long overdue game and Wii U exclusive, Legend of Zelda for Wii U is still shrouded in mystery since Nintendo has yet to release significant promotional material about the game with the exception of a teaser trailer and a single photo of Link with his hood up, riding a horse on a field.
However, it seems fans are itching to unearth the mystery of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U. Just recently, reports are pouring in that a trusted source, potentially a Nintendo insider, has leaked a promo video for Legend of Zelda for Wii U to the gaming and tech website Gamer Professionals.
Gamer Professionals stated that they are currently unable to publish the video, out of respect for Nintendo, but they have revealed some juicy bits on what the promo video has revealed to them.
Apparently, the video leaked to Gamer Professionals is a video still in the making since it’s entitled “First Draft.” They also note that the first forty seconds of the video is still missing and the footage still contains in production artifacts like watermarks and time stamps. Maybe we will be seeing this promo for Legend of Zelda for Wii U as soon as it is complete. For now, here are the Legend of Zelda for Wii U details that Gamer Professionals can share based on the obscure video leaked to them.
“The video contains clips from The Legend of Zelda, TheAdventure of Link, and A Link to the Past, but focuses on the relationship between a young father and his daughter. The two watch the clips together, and at one point, the little girl asks, ‘Can I be a hero like Link?’ She even attempts to put together her own makeshift Link costume, but fails and is left discouraged. Her dad then steps in with Link’s classic green garb, along with a wooden sword and shield, with the latter having a golden Hylian Crest engraved on it. She then lies down in bed in full-on Link garb, seemingly content with a smile on her face. The video then fades to white. “A New Generation Begins” then appears on the screen, leading into the Legend of Zelda logo, although no subtitle is given. It ends with Nintendo’s ‘Only on Wii U’ screen.”
The video sounds interesting, if it is genuine Legend of Zelda material for Wii U. This points to the possibility that the main character in the Legend of Zelda for Wii U could be a woman, or there could be an option to play as a female character. There is also a possibility that this points to an older Link, Link being the older man in the scenes.
While I leave the speculation to the pros, it’s worth pointing out that Nintendo producer Eiji Aonuma revealed a little information about Legend of Zelda for Wii U back in October.
“We actually had some feedback from Skyward Sword, where people were saying, ‘This is not exactly the Zelda game I was looking for, I was looking for a bigger open world.’ Unfortunately, I can’t go into details but I’m hoping to put a surprise, or kind of a twist, on my view of an open world game. I hope that you’ll look forward to it. I always want to implement something new and surprising into every game.”
Legend of Zelda for Wii U has been long overdue, first perceived to arrive on Wii U consoles in 2015. Now that it is finally dated for release in 2016, Legend of Zelda fans are hoping the promotional materials will be released soon to help ease the pain of waiting.
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