Head inside to see what Nintendo had to say when questioned about new entries in some of its biggest franchies. Theres also a comment regarding the recently confirmed original 3DS Zelda title…
Hideki Konno on Mario Kart Wii U
“I can’t get into the specifics, but I do want to create a new and enjoyable Mario Kart that uses the unique functions of the Wii U. Anything beyond that I have to keep secret. Please bear with me for now!
Eiji Aonuma on Zelda
“Every time we introduce new items and capabilities into the game, they’re very important. They allow you, as a player, to grow within the game and have new abilities. We had many ideas for new abilities in Skyward Sword. Some of them didn’t work and so we abandoned them. Some of them, though, we’re keeping. Even though we couldn’t make them work in this game, we felt they’re still good ideas. Maybe we can make them work on the Wii-U. It’s possible you might see them in another game we make in this series.”
“We’re definitely excited about the Wii-U and its capabilities as a platform (laughs). Of course I can’t really tell you any details about that at this point. However, I should say the demo you saw at E3 is more of a starting point at this time, especially from a graphical standpoint. You should expect many changes, because as I mentioned earlier, our starting point is the gameplay and how we can make it work. It’s possible the game will look very different by the time it comes out.”
“(Laughs) I really can’t talk about that! We are working on something, though. There was the Ocarina of time, which was an adaptation of that title to the new platform. The new 3DS game will be a continuation of our efforts on that platform. (Laughs) I’m sorry, I can’t say any more.”