Nintendo teases untitled new Zelda game at E3 2014 (Wired UK)


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Nintendo just got serious. The newest entry in the Legend of
Zelda
series can best be described as “Zelda meets Skyrim”, as
the new game will be the first truly open world entry in the
series.

Eiji Aonuma, series producer and director of Majora’s
Mask
, The Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess,
introduced the still-untitled game, pointing out a significant draw
distance and pointing out that players will be able to reach and
explore the farthest points in the game. Aonuma also acknowledged
that this open world direction was in response to previous entries
being limited by having each dungeon and area — such as the
islands in Wind Waker — restricted by single entry and
exit points to their specific challenges.

New Zelda revealed by
Nintendo at E3

Start the video at 21:34

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A brief clip of gameplay shows hero Link racing away on
horseback from a fast-moving monster before leaping into combat
with an arcane bow. The game’s visuals are nothing less than
stunning, presenting a richly detailed world and an art style that
blends the detail of Twilight Princess with the
cel-shading of Wind Waker. It looks utterly gorgeous,
making the fact that it’s not released until an irritatingly vague
2015 positively poisonous. Never before have we wanted to return to
Hyrule quite so badly.

For the interim, Nintendo also announced the release date for
Hyrule Warriors. The game is a co-production with Tecmo
Koei, adapting the Zelda characters and universe to Dynasty
Warriors’ brand of vast melee combat. Link, Zelda, Midna from
Twilight Princess and more will be playable, using their
abilities to wade into entire armies of enemies. The game’s
producers, Hisashi Koinuma and Yosuke Hayashi from Tecmo Koei,
declared their love for the Zelda series, and how they have varied
the traditional Warriors experience by working staples of
Nintendo’s fantasy world into their gameplay model, such as the
huge boss monsters Link typically battles alone.

Gamers can slice their way through waves of Octoroks when Hyrule
Warriors launches on 26 September for Wii U.

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10 June 2014 | 6:00 pm – Source: wired.co.uk
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