Miyamoto Says Zelda For Wii U Is Still In R&D

Veteran Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of iconic videogames like Mario, Star Fox and Pikmin, has said that there is indeed a new entry in the renowned Legend of Zelda series in the works for the Wii U – but it’s still a ways off.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Miyamoto said that the next major Zelda game is currently in the early stages of research and development, with the game’s team looking at past games in the series, including the recent Skyward Sword, to figure out which elements work best and what new elements should be added.

“With the last game, Skyward Sword, that was a game where you had motion control to use your weapons and a lot of different items, and I thought that was a lot of fun, but there were some people who weren’t able to do that or didn’t like it as much and stopped playing partway through it,” says Miyamoto. “So we’re in the phase where we’re looking back at what’s worked very well and what has been missing and how can we evolve it further.”

Miyamoto also said that they are looking into ways to bring the Zelda series to a larger audience in terms of easy accessibility.  The main question he is looking to answer is, “What is the most important element of Zelda if we were to try to make a Zelda game that a lot of people can play?”

We will keep you updated on future developments in the Legend of Zelda series as they are announced but it’s nice to hear that the project is still in active development.