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The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Not Coming To Wii U

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Posted June 13, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich


Wii U Hands-On Impressions -- Battle Mii and Zelda HD

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will not be a Wii U title. Many gamers, myself include, assumed Skyward Sword would release on both the Wii and Wii U, similar to the way Twilight Princess was released on both the Wii and GameCube. VentureBeat had the chance to talk with Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo about the Wii U. They asked if the Wii U's controller prevented the game from having a dual platform release. Fils-Aime confirmed their suspicions, "Correct. And it’s because Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was built to be played with a Wii controller."

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VentureBeat pointed out that Zelda in HD was shown off at E3. This prompted them to wonder if there would be a Zelda game on the Wii U. Fils-Aime acknowledged that's what gamers want, "We showed what Link might look like in a 1080p environment, and it got people pretty excited." I doubt we'll see any details on an HD Zelda game until Skyward Sword is released this holiday.

Reggie wanted to remind gamers what you saw in the press conference were actual games.  "You shouldn’t expect them to turn into games. What I mean by that is we’ve been very clear that these are interactive experiences. We use E3 as a way to gauge our feedback. So certainly there may be some experiences that turn into games, but others have been purely experimental."

Do you think it was fair they showed Skyward Sword with the Wii U when that won't be an option? Also, is it likely there will be a HD Zelda title for the Wii U's launch? 

Source: VentureBeat

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