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INFO BOX
PLATFORM:
Wii
PUBLISHER:
Nintendo
DEVELOPER:
Nintendo
GENRE: Action
PLAYERS:   1
RELEASE DATE:
November 18, 2011
ESRB RATING:
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 Written by John Scalzo  on June 05, 2009

News: Shigeru Miyamoto drops a few more details.



E3 may be over, but there's still plenty of news and game announcements coming out of the big show. Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down with IGN on June 4 and discussed some of his plans for the future, with a heavy focus on the new Legend of Zelda he revealed during a Developer's Roundtable.

In the interview, Miyamoto confirmed that Link is older than he has been before and that the game takes place in a different era than The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

IGN: At your developer roundtable this week, you showed off a single piece of artwork from the next Wii Zelda game. This piece of art has not yet been released publicly, but we noticed that Link appears to have grown to full adulthood. He looks older than he did in Twilight Princess. Is that a correct assumption?

Shigeru Miyamoto: Well, the story setting for this Zelda is, of course, in a completely different era and Link is older than he was previously. More approaching adulthood. There is one hint. Maybe from the art work you can see that he's not holding a sword.




IGN jumped on the sword comment, which has fueled speculation the blue-skinned sprite that shares the image with Link is a manifestation of the Master Sword. Miyamoto would not confirm this, instead giving a cryptic answer about the development team still working on the sword:

IGN: Has he lost his Master Sword?

Shigeru Miyamoto: [Laughing] I just wanted to make sure that you understand we are making it. That's all I'm going to say on that subject.


With E3 coming to a close, it looks this is all we'll find out about the next Legend of Zelda for a long time.

We'll have more soon.



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