Zelda Wii U
We all know that Wii U will take center stage at the Nintendo press Conference. More importantly is what will be showed for it. Nothing (for me) could be more exciting then seeing the next stage of Zelda franchise. I have faithfully followed it since Ocarina of Time back on the N64 and have never looked back. Until the Wii that is.
With the announcement of Twilight Princess as a launch title for the Wii I was so pumped I could not tell you. Looking back it wasn’t the best Zelda game on the planet and it also didn’t help that I played it during the early phase of the Wii which meant that I actually thought it was a good console. Fast forward a few years and all that has changed. The Wii is drowning in dust and there is very little out in the wide, wide world that could tempt me back into playing it. Sadly this meant that I missed out on Skyward Sword because I could not be motivated to plug that white box in.
Now with the Wii U comes renewed excitement (and no doubt disappointment following the ‘success’ of all the other gimmicky consoles Nintendo releases) and the hope for the Zelda video we all saw last year to become a fully fledged game. It probably won’t because Nintendo have stated that Zelda Wii U might not aesthetically speaking, look like the video we saw last year. But then again the last time we saw a nice shiny video of Link we ended up with Wind Waker the next year so it might not all be bad.
Bottom line is this. For Nintendo to get themselves back on top and recapture all those disillusioned by its previous work this generation all they need to do is show off a truly next gen Zelda. Pump up those graphics. Add some RPG elements. Try to rework the dungeon system. For the love of god please add some voice acting (maybe not for Link but for everyone else). Of course when you add all those features together you get its biggest competitor….Darksiders 2. Step up Nintendo.