Wii U

Here’s The First Gameplay Footage Of The Legend of Zelda For Wii U

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Nintendo showed off the first gameplay footage from The Legend of Zelda for Wii U at the Game Awards 2014 event today. You can view it above.

 

Here are the highlights of what was shown off by Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma and Shigeru Miyamoto:

 

  • The world is vast, so lots of high places were created to give players a good view
  • Interactive map on the Wii U GamePad
  • You won’t run into trees while riding Epona
  • You can shoot arrows while riding Epona once again
  • Apples grow on trees, and you can pick and eat them
  • You can vault off Epona’s back in slow-motion and shoot arrows in mid-air

 

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U is still on track for release in 2015. Miyamoto added that Star Fox for Wii U will be released prior to Zelda.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.