Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Wii Zelda

Yesterday evening saw Shigeru Miyamoto’s annual private roundtable event at E3, where the famed creator of such franchises as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Pikmin, and others, discusses Nintendo’s big games and answers questions from the audience.

Miyamoto had a clear outline for his roundtable.  First he discussed New Super Mario Bros. Wii, a title revealed at Nintendo’s press conference yesterday.  The game will feature up to 4-player multiplayer through standard Super Mario Bros.-style levels.  Miyamoto played a few stages, demonstrating the game, then moved on to discussing Wii Sports Resort.  Further games discussed were Super Mario Galaxy 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

During the event, Miyamoto revealed some artwork for a new Legend of Zelda game in development for Wii.  During this event, no one was allowed to take pictures, so the artwork remains, for now at least, nowhere to be found on the Internet.  But livebloggers there described the painting, depicting it as featuring an adult Link that is more mature than we have seen him, standing next to a female figure in blue robes.

Miyamoto discussed his plans for this new game, saying that he hopes to be able to make this a Wii MotionPlus exclusive title.

Beyond that, nothing was mentioned, except that we can expect a trailer for this new game at Nintendo’s press conference at E3 2010.

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