The Legend Of Zelda Producer Confirms Wii U Footage Was In-Game

by Mike Futter on Jun 16, 2014 at 03:21 AM

It wasn’t the biggest surprise of E3 2014, but fans were nonetheless extremely excited for a first look at The Legend of Zelda on Wii U. One question has popped up since the Nintendo Digital Event a week ago, though. “Was the footage taken from in-game?”

Producer Eiji Aonuma has taken to the Nintendo Miiverse to address this point directly. “Many people from the media kept asking me if the footage from the new Zelda game for Wii U is just a promotional movie, but that really is actual gameplay on Wii U,” Aonuma assures. “Also, I wasn’t kidding about how you will be able to reach the mountains that appear in the distance if you should choose to!”

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, which does not yet have a subtitle, is currently slated for 2015. For more, check out our interview with Aonuma from E3 2014.

[Source: Miiverse]


Our Take
As excited as I am for The Legend of Zelda on Wii U, I’m tempering my expectations for when I’ll get to play it. Nintendo’s biggest enemy right now is the company’s inability to manage its development pipeline. I expect it will be 2016 before we get our hands on this game.