If you’re a Wii owner in North America or Europe, there hasn’t been much for you in 2011. Mario Sports Mix… Mario Sports Mix… That’s really the only title we’ve had launch this year. We’re in April and we’ve only see one Wii release by Nintendo. So what is Nintendo telling their fans right now? ‘Wait till E3, then we’ll blow your mind!’ With E3 2010’s line-up of Wii titles, that definitely seems possible. But are recent moves by Nintendo of America and Europe suggesting a slim line-up for E3 2011?
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Those who were hoping for a early 2011 release for Skyward Sword might want to shift their expectations back a bit. In a recent interview with Pocket-Lint, Miyamoto revealed that Skyward Sword’s “over half finished” Of course, over could be 99%, but he probably means slightly above 50%.
The Wii’s line-up is looking pretty light in North America for early 2011. And if Skyward Sword indeed doesn’t make it earlier in the year, Nintendo’s going to have an extremely lacking first and second quarter on the platform. Well, at least Europe still is getting Kirby’s Epic Yarn in early 2011. Although, I’m sure they would rather have it now.
Nintendo spilled the beans on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword at E3 this year, but we still have a ways to go until its 2011 launch. In the mean time, Nintendo Power caught up with Aonuma to talk a bit more about the title.
So far we have only seen a single level demonstration from E3. This area will appear in the game, but will be rearranged in a different layout. The level took place in what Nintendo are considering a field area, but players can expect elements from both the field and dungeons to overlap. So you are not necessarily only solving puzzles in dungeons.
Skyward Sword pretty much has what you would expect from the usual arsenal from a Zelda game with bombs, a bow, a sling shot and more. While we saw a total of eight items at E3, Aonuma confirmed that there will be more in the final game – hopefully with more than one use.
Also, anyone concerned with timeline talk, Skyward Sword takes place before Ocarina of Time according to Aonuma. Although I’m sure upon release plenty of fans will pick out things to say “this would be impossible because of this in this other Zelda game.” But who knows.
(Source: Zelda Chronicles)