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No dual platform release for Skyward Sword

With the Wii U making its presence felt strongly at E3, many were wondering if The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be published on both platforms. Nintendo US chief Reggie Fils-Aime has quashed that dream, however, noting that “Skyward Sword was built to be played with a Wii controller.”

It should be noted that the company released both Gamecube and Wii versions of Twilight Princess, which was originally a Gamecube title, back in 2006.

Skyward Sword is planned for release this holiday season. Wii U still doesn’t have a princess to save.

Wii E3 Lineup

And yes, Nintendo did offer its Wii E3 lineup:

  • Wii Sports
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Excite Truck
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Call of Duty 3 from Activision
  • Sonic and Super Monkey Ball games from SEGA
  • DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors and CODENAME: FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Crystal Bearers from SQUARE ENIX
  • Madden NFL from Electronic Arts
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids and Red Steel from Ubisoft
  • SpongeBob SquarePants title from THQ

Nintendo also announced that Wii titles are in development at Atari, BVG, Eidos, Konami, Majesco, Midway, Namco, SNK and many other publishers.

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii-bound

As announced in Nintendo’s conference, Twilight Princess will be released in Gamecube and Wii versions; it will be available at launch. There’s a screenshot to the right demonstrating how one will play thr Wii version.

Format: Wii™
Launch Date: Q4 2006
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Game Type: Adventure
Players: 1
Developer: Nintendo

When an evil darkness enshrouds the land of Hyrule, a young farm boy named Link must awaken the hero – and the animal – within.

  • When Link travels to the Twilight Realm, he transforms into a wolf and must scour the land with the help of a mysterious girl named Midna. Using the power and unique control of the Wii console, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess features incredibly precise aiming control using the Wii Remote.
  • The Wii Remote and the Nunchuk controller are used for a variety of game activities, including fishing and special sword attacks.
  • Players ride into battle against troops of foul creatures using an amazing horseback combat system, then take on massive bosses that must be seen to be believed.
  • Many puzzles stand between Link and the fulfillment of his quest, so players must sharpen their wits as they hunt for weapons and items.

Game storyline: Link, a young man raised as a wrangler in a small, rural village, is ordered by the mayor to attend the Hyrule Summit. He sets off, oblivious to the dark fate that has descended upon the kingdom. When he enters the Twilight Realm that has covered Hyrule, he transforms into a wolf and is captured. A mysterious figure named Midna helps him break free. With the aid of her magic, they set off to free the land from the shadows.

Characters: Link, Zelda, Midna and many other characters, both new and old. How to progress through the game: Link must explore the vast land of Hyrule and uncover the mystery behind its plunge into darkness. As he does, he’ll have to enlist the aid of friendly folk, solve puzzles and battle his way through dangerous dungeons. In the Twilight Realm, he’ll have to use his wolf abilities and Midna’s magic to bring light to the land.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Besides his trusty sword and shield, Link will use his bow and arrows, fight while on horseback and use a wealth of other items, both new and old. Players can use the Wii Remote as a fishing pole, while a spin of the Nunchuk controller executes a spin attack.

Zelda to Use Revolution Controller

Through an interview with Nintendo Europe (requires VIP access), Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will make use of the Revolution controller when released later this year. However, he did not go into detail, though he did mention that more information on the next-gen console will be disclosed at E3, which is just two months away.