The Legend of Zelda for Wii U has been announced, changes more recent Zelda conventions

I will update the picture when one of the actual game becomes available.

For a while now we have been waiting for our first true glance of the upcoming game for the Wii U, Zelda U, and while I can’t come to you today with a release date or even a proper name, I am still good for something. When Eiji Aunoma appeared in the Digital event my eyes quickly turned to the screen, what is he going to say?, what is he going to announce?, what Zelda related news is going to happen that changes how I view the world?, what is with all the what’s? Aunoma went back and remebered what the original Zelda did, how the game used the several screens it gave the illusion of freedom and that was something that was unable to be salvaged for the big three dimensional games, until now. Behind Aunoma came a picture of the new Zelda, it showed what I believe is Link and Epona standing in a wide open grassy field but this wasn’t what we had to focus on.

The true focus other then the detail was the depth in the background, the mountains which called out to a brave adventurer to seek them out and have a great time, this is the idea in Zelda U as Aunoma states and I rephrase, in this version of Hyrule the world is your oyster and there is so much to see and do, the goal you must have in mind is how exactly you plan to approach these far off locations and how far you are willing to go, it becomes about the players dedication and this I love. Apparently once you have been to a place you can get to it again quite easily and personally I can’t wait to find out how this all truly works.

On another note we also received a brief trailer and it showed an interesting new version of the traditional bow and arrow as Link fought a creature, this also gave us a brief glimpse at a newly redesigned Link. Nothing much else to say other then The Legend of Zelda for Wii U is due out sometime next year, I’d imagine towards the end of the year.

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