So we all know with every console Zelda they just keep getting bigger and bigger. The leap of things to do from Twilight Princess compared to everything that can be done in Skyward Sword was massive to say the least. Nintendo let us know this new Zelda for the Wii U will be even bigger, so we can wave off Bethesda, this is the real open world game we want. It's so big Nintendo decided to open up another development team at EAD to focus on the game, this development team being their biggest one yet. Aonuma is once again in charge of the game and someone within Nintendo has some things to say about the new Zelda.
Itís a 4-year development cycle with a new console, new technology, new engine etc. Itíll end up being the most expensive game theyíve made to date. Itís a huge investment for them [Nintendo] in money and manpower, this is Rockstar/GTA territory
The first test dungeon they made was a giant forest running on early and buggy Wii U hardware ó the dungeon was bigger than the Hyrule field in Ocarina, and the whole thing is one dungeon. You use the gamepad to navigate, avoid traps, follow clues etc. Itís dark, lush, with a ton of trees, foliage, some which you have to cut your way through. Its scope and details are unlike anything youíve seen in a Zelda game
everything in the game is built around the controller and its unique abilities. Every single feature in the controller is used to its full potential. Some of this stuff is still in early stages of development, but theyíve already implemented enough to show just whatís possible with the new controller. They showed some of this stuff to key third party devs behind closed doors last year to get them to realize the possibilities of the new tech.
Itíll have some revolutionizing gameplay. It has stuff that would never be possible on any other console, and itís not just one cool feature, itís one cool feature after another. Each dungeon will offer a different gameplay experience with the tablet controller. Itíll be the most innovative game ever, they got stuff that will be copied by others for years.