If you’ve looked at Nintendo’s recent release schedule you can tell that first party support is drying up for the console. Saying that we’ve still got some great games to come such as Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Mario Party, Kirby and Pandora’s Tower. But it seems as though The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword could well be the final game from Nintendo for the Wii.
“Well, Skyward Sword as a title in general is not about… It takes good advantage of the Wii, but it’s really focused on motion plus functionality using your sword and your shield and the kind of tracking controls that are possible because of motion plus, not just with your sword but with a whole variety of different gameplay options that are all controlled by motion plus,” Aonuma said.
“It’s a game that uses that as a central point of reference for gameplay and we really expand and iterate on that. As you mentioned, sure it’s possible that this could be one of the last titles for the Wii from Nintendo, but I certainly didn’t get the sensation that this is it – we’ve done everything we can. When making the game, it wasn’t even something I really paid attention to.”
“We just focused on really expanding with motion plus and doing everything we could with that feature since it was sort of the backbone [of the project]. But there’s always more to iterate on, so gameplay possibilities will continue to grow regardless of system.”
- Eiji Aonuma, Zelda producer