Nintendo is getting prepared to make a splash at this year’s E3 with a ton of announcements. Not only are they prepping to unveil their new console, Project CafÃ©, to the world, but they’ll be detailing all of the games that are coming to the console. On top of that there are presumably a few more 3DS games that Nintendo plans on announcing in order to build excitement for the new handheld, as well as give gamers a reason to invest in the 3D portable. One other thing that should be the main focus of their event is the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, and it seems that Nintendo may be planning to celebrate Link’s birthday by announcing a new game in the series.
This news comes from French video game blog, P-Nintendo, and they report that The Legend of Zelda‘s producer, Eiji Aonuma, revealed that there was a new game announcement coming at E3. Mr.Aonuma was on Famitsu’s Nico Nico channel discussing the upcoming Ocarina of Time 3D when he allegedly let the news on a possibly unannounced Zelda title slip.
Nobody was really expecting another new Zelda game to be announced, especially because Skyward Sword was presumably going to be one of the main focal points for Nintendo during their press event. Many were speculating that Skyward Sword could possibly even make the jump to the Wii 2, after a similar chain of events took place with the Twilight Princess being ported over to the Wii for its launch.
If these rumors are true then there are really only two Nintendo systems that a new Legend of Zelda could show up on — the 3DS or Project CafÃ©. With Ocarina of Time 3D scheduled to release on the 3DS only a couple of weeks after E3 has come and gone, it would seem likely that if a new Zelda were to be revealed then it would be revealed as a game for Nintendo’s new home console. Another possibility is that the new game is simply an anniversary edition or compilation similar to the Super Mario All-Stars box set that Nintendo released last year for Mario’s 25th anniversary.
If Nintendo does have plans to announce another Legend of Zelda during their press conference then we won’t be waiting long to find out what it is.
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