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Submitted by Pozzle 101d ago | news

Nintendo: That Amazing Zelda Footage Was In-Engine

Kotaku: "The breathtaking footage Nintendo showed today for its 2015 Wii U Zelda is real, a Nintendo rep tells me. I asked if it was pre-rendered. No, they said. It's in-engine." (The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

bwrighting  +   101d ago
CAN't WAITTTTTT
Vegamyster  +   101d ago
Zelda + a open world like Skyrim, my body is ready.
Neixus  +   101d ago
Why compare it to skyrim? All the Zelda games have been open world.. :x
Vegamyster  +   101d ago
@Neixus

In the 3D games and most of the overhead ones you're in an open world but you're on a set path most of the time, Eiji Aonuma said you can walk to the mountains in the background if you want which is why i compared it to the open world of Skyrim.
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WiiUsauce  +   101d ago
feels like being in a Hiyao Miyazaki film.
randomass171  +   100d ago
Ni No Kuni wants a word with you... but DANG I can't help but agree. It looks quite close to that colorful style.
gk07  +   101d ago
smiling ear to ear
BattleN  +   100d ago
did you pull a joker move lol
Metallox  +   101d ago
The grass though... looks amazing, I would eat it.
Belasco  +   101d ago
I would smoke it.
mydyingparadiselost  +   101d ago
And hopefully pass it too ;)
ChickeyCantor  +   101d ago
@mydying
There is enough growing around link. Don't be that guy.
BattleN  +   101d ago
lol to all grass lovers!
higgins78  +   101d ago
Please let Nintendo stick with Wii Motion Plus (1:1) for this game, going back to more 'traditional' controls will feel for me a step backwards.
Zodiac  +   101d ago
Agreed. Skyward Sword really ruined traditional controls for me.
Dudebro90  +   101d ago
Only the minority wants the Wii controls.
_LarZen_  +   101d ago
Sales numbers say something else
silkrevolver  +   101d ago
@LarZen

Skyward Sword's sale numbers are good... but look at Twilight Princess'.

By FAR the best selling Zelda game, and it has the epitome of traditional Zelda all over it.
Chrischi1988  +   100d ago
The sales numbers dont really represent the love for the motion+ controls. It is still a Zelda, most will buy it because of that, even if they dont like motion+.
CrowbaitBob  +   101d ago
Ugh, motion controls. Please NO! Can't we just go back to playing games the way God intended!?
Chrischi1988  +   100d ago
God intended no gamepad controls or any of that. What a dumb comment.
CrowbaitBob  +   100d ago
I'd suggest that if we're going to start taking "God intended" comments seriously we might as well realize that there's no evidence to back up either of our statements.

I stand by the basic premise of my supposedly dumb comment which is that motion controls suck. Zelda games have been amazing for generations without requiring waggle and flailing.
Chrischi1988  +   100d ago
Then dont say, the way god intended.
CrowbaitBob  +   100d ago
@Chrischi1988

It's a colloquialism. It's not meant to be serious. It's just a way of intimating that something is unnatural.
eworthington0  +   101d ago
I enjoyed the motion controls in skyward sword...but I wished I could plug in a classic conteoller the whole time ya know.
higgins78  +   100d ago
In other words defeating the entire point of what made Skyward Sword so good...you cant have both. Either you have a game built with Motion Controls (Plus) at its core or you go back to more 'traditional' methods, personally I will feel a massive sense of disappointment should the latter happen.
eworthington0  +   100d ago
@higgins
I liked the motion controls... I didnt have any problem with them. I thought they were great. Just flicking and jolting wasnt the zelda Im used to. Not that its bad at all. More wii twilight princess I wish wouldve had classic controller support.
Skyward sword became one of my favorites. I may have worded it wrong... I guess.
randomass171  +   100d ago
I personally want classic controls, but I hope they let you toggle in motion controls as an option for fans like yourself. :)
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   100d ago
Looking at all of the control schemes for Smash Bros.-

makes me believe that Nintendo will have at least 3 ways to play the New Zelda and 5 controller options.

IMO- I will use Motion Controls.
I can't even finish TP because TP-Link feels so sluggish compares to SS-Link.

SS ruined me for all other (known) control-schemes.
higgins78  +   100d ago
Could not have put it better. Playing any Zelda after Skyward Swords innovative control set-up feels archaic in comparison.
Starbucks_Fan  +   101d ago
The trolls are scared now
Kevlar009  +   101d ago
"It's Cel-shaded like SS/WW, it's not the Tech Demo"

Still looks amazing, and is a year away so it s by release
eyeofcore  +   101d ago
Those fake Zelda fans will say that... (sad)

Enjoy the game and its Open-World, be happy!
Ck1x  +   101d ago
It's not cel shaded though, that's what people have to stop saying! It has more of an anime generated look but not cel shaded, people have to learn their art styles. SS wasn't cel shaded either just to clarify things!
BattleN  +   101d ago
What if it drops summer 2015 but the more time crafting is better for the game!
Rik_Mayall  +   101d ago
In-engine and in-game are two different entities...
MSBAUSTX  +   101d ago
yes but in engine is better than just a rendered video like last year. Now we have at least a glimpse of what the game play will be close to. Mario Kart 8 was like this. The "In Engine" clips are almost the same as gameplay. Nintendo will do this right. It is very exciting!
Highlife  +   101d ago
Just like the Uncharted clip was in engine. You get a very good idea of what the game is going to look like. Unlike CGI which had nothing to do with the engine.
Jihaad_cpt  +   100d ago
@Highlife

I think you mean pre-rended not CGI cause everything is CGI
ChickeyCantor  +   100d ago
Nintendo never pulled the "target renders" on their games. Why would they start now?
randomass171  +   100d ago
Are you trying to split hairs? -.-
mydyingparadiselost  +   101d ago
I'm not worried about how anything shown from Nintendo will look when it comes out, the N has a good habit of not throwing out Bullshot for their games, unlike some other companies I can think of...
thehobbyist  +   100d ago
Yeah, Smash Bros Brawl, revealed two years before it's release date and it looked ALOT like it's first trailer. Unlike a certain new game that gave up it's target graphics to whore itself out to the next-gen consoles.
Summons75  +   101d ago
Nintendo and Ubi take E3 again. Sony's presser was great and The Master Chief collection impressed the hell out of me but Sony and Ubi really brought the big guns.

If only 2015 weren't so far away :/
Puppy_Farts  +   101d ago
I can't ever pass on a Zelda game! YAY FOR THIS.
Ol_Boy  +   101d ago
I got excited when I saw the zelda trailer and everyone at worked looked at me like I was crazy lol.
silkrevolver  +   101d ago
My initial reaction was negative to Link's appearance... but now I'm 100% hyped for this game.

Only negative to what they showed was that it was way too damn short.
MNGamer-N  +   101d ago
The art style looks A-mazing. Cross between windwaker and skyward, with an open world, It's like everything I've ever wanted. Spectacular.
Charybdis  +   101d ago
Definitely impressed and added to my bucket list of games to play. What do you guys think of the new look of link not totally convinced on that aspect yet.
gedden7  +   101d ago
This will be the best Zelda game ever more than likely... Not selling WiiU really brings the best out of any company.

This teaser looks just jaw dropping!!!
maniacmayhem  +   101d ago
WiiU is getting that momentum it so richly deserves. Lower price, free online and a true focus on games from a company that specializes in games first.

I feel that this is Nintendo's first steps to the return of it's SNES glory.
eyeofcore  +   101d ago
You can't the stop hype train also Nintendo published screenshots of this Zelda games and it is whooping 2.9MB and is 1920x1080 which means it is Full HD and Aonuma said that future Zelda games may not be 60FPS so I guess 30FPS for this one...

I actually would not be surprised if Xenoblade Chronicles X and this Zelda game shared the same engine!! Wow!
R00bot  +   100d ago
While Xenoblade Chronicles X looks AMAZING, I think Zelda trumps it on a technical level. The grass is much more detailed, in X it's a bit flatter looking.

Both games look stunning, though. Will be buying both day one. I wonder if Zelda's world will be as big as X's? It looks giant from what we've seen.
thehobbyist  +   100d ago
You have to remember though that Zelda games tend to be sub 20-hour games and Xenoblade Chronicles was a 50+ hour game. So you know where your graphics are going.
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R00bot  +   100d ago
Indeed, Xenoblade is much longer than the average Zelda. I do expect this Zelda to be longer than the average Zelda, though. At least side-quest-wise.
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skyrimer  +   101d ago
Looks really good, by far the best from Ninty.

Still not convinced, a stupdly cheap Game+console next year could make me buy it, though as a PS4 owner I'm more interested on getting the X1 than the WiiU.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   101d ago
Lol!!!! You're nuts!!!!!
Moonman  +   101d ago
Take my Rupees Nintendo! :)
juaburg91  +   101d ago
Thats some Nintendo-Power RIGHT there :)

Cant waiiiiiit!!!!!!!!!
Neonridr  +   100d ago
Nintendo was smart to use a hybrid WW/SS graphical approach. Obviously we aren't smoking crack and know clearly that the PS4 and XB1 can pump out some really visually impressive games. The Wii U can't go toe-to-toe with those systems in horsepower alone. By utilizing this artistic style it will be far less taxing on the hardware and they can in turn really pump up the lighting and effects. This type of game doesn't need to be photo-realistic to be fun.

I honestly think that this art direction is stunning to look at. And the fact that what we saw was all in-engine meaning the regular game should look exactly like that is simply a treat to the eyes. Throw in the fact that the game is a giant open world like Skyrim and we may have one of the best Zelda's to date. GOTY contender in 2015 for sure.
randomass171  +   100d ago
And that's where Nintendo excels even with a technologically weaker console than PS4... their art styles render the hardware still capable of producing beauty. PS4 will give me my realistic style games with ultra details like Uncharted and Wii U will give me colorful, creative games like Zelda and Mario Kart.
eyeofcore  +   100d ago
Nintendo released few screenshots they weight about 3MB and it is 1920x1080 and Nintendo does not release bullshots as other companies and Nintendo released Wind Waker HD and Super Smash Bros for Wii U screenshots that are in Full HD and Wind Waker HD is in Full HD and Nintendo confirmed that Smash Bros is also Full HD.

It is likely at 30FPS rather than 60.
DoggyBiscuit  +   100d ago
All the trolls are mad
Kos-Mos  +   100d ago
Nintendo is in a league of their own. I really mean that nothing can be compared to this in video-games.

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