In a recent interview for Nintendo Power, the director of The Legend of Zelda, Eiji Aonuma, spoke a bit about the coming Wii U Zelda. By the look of the interview it seems Nintendo has a few ideas of how to utilize the screen of the Wii U controller. This game was at first shown at E3 2011 shortly after the announcement of the Wii U and has a striking resemblance to that of Twilight Princess. This game might very well be in the early stages of development, which is definitely some exciting news for us fans of The Legend of Zelda.
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This is what Eiji Aonuma has to say about the Zelda for Wii U:
“I really think [having two screens is] one of the most exciting features of the system. Unlike the Nintendo DS, there’s distance between the television and you and your other screen. That really allows for some different interactions, some of which you saw [at E3]. For example, imagine having the contents of Link’s satchel available to you on the screen of your controller, and using elements of the pouch to interact with gameplay on the television.
With The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, we had the Nunchuck and Wii Remote sort of stand in for the sword and shield that Link carries. But in a game for the Wii U, I can definitely see something like the controller itself becoming the different items that Link is using, allowing you to interact with the game world and with the game items in a very different way.”