Wii U

Nintendo Land Is Multiplayer-Focused, But Can Also Be Played Alone


Earlier this evening, we posted impressions of one of the games from Nintendo Land for Wii U—The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest. While our impressions were of the game in multiplayer mode, Nintendo revealed at a developed roundtable that Siliconera attended, that the game can also be played in singleplayer.


In singleplayer, you play with the Wii U GamePad as archer Link, and shoot your way through the game. While the main course through which you travel will remain the same, the layout will be modified to take into account that you don’t have support from friends.


Nintendo also revealed that, while we only got to try out one course in The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, the final game will have 2-3 courses with different bosses at the end.


At the roundtable, Nintendo Land producer, Katsuya Eguchi, stressed that Nintendo Land will be a deep experience, not a shallow one like Wii Play, reasoning that Nintendo are putting their name on the line by having it be part of the game’s title. Nintendo Land will be a Wii U launch game this holiday.

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.