Zelda and Yoshi’s Land: WiiU Talks Open Up
Speaking to IGN, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that new Zelda and Mario titles are in development for the WiiU and will be announced at a later date.
“We will announce the launch schedules for new 3D Zelda and Mario games in the future, but this is not the right opportunity for me to indicate when we will make such announcements,” Iwata said.
Iwata agreed that strong first-party titles like these will convince some people to get the console but it will not be enough for the WiiU to thrive.
“Our first-party software alone can’t be enough to appeal to the different tastes of all game fans,” he said. “The decision of Nintendo that it will publish the two software titles from Platinum Games is one answer to this challenge.”
Platinum Games is currently developing Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2 for the WiiU.
In September, a source reported that a new Zelda game was in development for a 2014 release. This statement has been proved to be true. However, it was also stated that the game is said to be the most expensive project in Nintendo’s history and will run on a new game engine that will allow for the “most advanced visuals features Nintendo has ever made.”
On Yoshi’s Land, Mario’s sidekick may be getting a game of his own. Listings at Best Buy and its subsidiary Future Shop for “Yoshi’sLand” have revealed details about WiiU game, which is yet to be officially announced by Nintendo.
The product description for Yoshi’s Land says players will see Yoshi as never before: in high definition. The game is believed to make use of the Wii U GamePad for asymmetric game-play and will also boast “full integration” with Nintendo’s social service Miiverse.