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#1 Gerowen

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:13

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We just got our first glimpse at the first new high-definition Zelda game, and it looks truly insane. Zelda is going open-world.12P
 
Series producer Eiji Aonuma announced the game during the Nintendo Digital Presentation this morning, promising that this Zelda will feel totally different thanks to their open-world structure. It looks like a cross between Wind Waker and Skyrim.P
 
The game is scheduled for 2015.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:14

ugh cell shaded... and zelda has mostly been open world?



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:48

ugh cell shaded... and zelda has mostly been open world?

That was my first thought, but they did a pretty good job of explaining what they meant by comparing the new game to Windwaker, whereas it "appeared" to be a big open world, but it was in reality a collection of bounded areas with specified entry and exit points.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 04:51

I don't mind cel-shaded if it's going to look like the images posted. The stupid cartoon style of Wind Waker was awful because they made Link look more like Kirby than a cel-shaded version of Link.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:20

I know they claimed that one image of the field was the game itself, but I will believe it when I see it in action, as that whole other scene they showed of the "boss" fight was clearly a pre-rendered cutscene.

 

While the WiiU has indeed produced some visually fantastic games, I just cannot see it reaching that level of detail in an open world game. Just does not have the horsepower, pun intended.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:36

Looks pretty good to me I cant wait to try it but first gotta save up some money and get a Wii U



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:45

I know they claimed that one image of the field was the game itself, but I will believe it when I see it in action, as that whole other scene they showed of the "boss" fight was clearly a pre-rendered cutscene.

 

While the WiiU has indeed produced some visually fantastic games, I just cannot see it reaching that level of detail in an open world game. Just does not have the horsepower, pun intended.

 

They said it was in-engine footage, there's really no reason to doubt it. That scene also could have been in engine.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:48

in-engine footage

 

… run on a PC.  :laugh:

 

Jokes aside, I'm very excited about this. I've always bought each Nintendo machine only for the Zelda games and it's looking like I'll be buying a Wii U as well! Great news indeed.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 15:00

I'm glad they are going back to sell shaded. I never liked any of the Zelda graphics Accept for 1st Zelda for the n64 and Wind Waker. I hated Twilight Princess and the last wii Zelda.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 15:11

I liked the graphics in Twilight Princess but the cell shading used in Skyward Sword and now this one just really do fit the Zelda game style



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 20:52

I played quite a bit of Skyward sword and enjoyed it (not as much as OOT though), but just didn't have the time to actually sit down and finish the game before giving the Wii back to my sister-in-law so her little boys could play it.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 21:05

I know they claimed that one image of the field was the game itself, but I will believe it when I see it in action, as that whole other scene they showed of the "boss" fight was clearly a pre-rendered cutscene.

 

While the WiiU has indeed produced some visually fantastic games, I just cannot see it reaching that level of detail in an open world game. Just does not have the horsepower, pun intended.

 

Scripted, not CGI, rendered yes, but in game.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:05

They said it was in-engine footage, there's really no reason to doubt it. That scene also could have been in engine.

 

In-engine is very ambiguous...what is the engine running on? Actual Wii U gameplay footage would have been better. At any rate i've never even really played a Zelda game but this looks amazing to me. One more reason to get a Wii U.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:11

They said it was in-engine footage, there's really no reason to doubt it. That scene also could have been in engine.

I own a WiiU. As such I have plenty reason to doubt it.  :laugh:



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:37

Apparently it was in game on a Wii U:
 

Many people from the media kept asking me if the footage from the new Zelda game for Wii U is just a promotional movie, but that really is actual gameplay on Wii U. Also, I wasn’t kidding about how you will be able to reach the mountains that appear in the distance if you should choose to! I also got to talk about Hyrule Warriors on Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 on the live internet show from E3 with Mr. Hayashi from Tecmo Koei Games. If you’re interested in hearing what we talked about, the videos will be posted soon so please check them out!" — Eiji Aonuma

http://www.zeldainfo...#When:23:29:00Z



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