Wii U Zelda Gameplay Details and Release Date Leaked?

An interesting report from Wii U Daily claims to have the first details on Nintendo’s next Legend of Zelda game. Apparently, the title is currently in development for Wii U and will supposedly be the “biggest” Zelda game yet. Unfortunately, the source says we won’t be seeing the title until 2014.

Citing an anonymous source, who Wii U Daily claims is an actual Nintendo employee, the report begins by digging into the visual style this Zelda game will embrace.

“Nintendo is sticking to the core values of Zelda, while trying to appeal to a wide range of gamers, casual and hardcore,” says the source. “They feel they’ve found the sweet spot with Skyward Sword, and they’re continuing this approach with the Wii U Zelda game.”

Those of you hoping for a darker, Twilight Princess art style may be out of luck. Thankfully, we already know it will be in HD, which will be the real highlight for this title. The source goes on to talk up just how big this game is, saying Nintendo has assembled one of their largest teams ever to complete Zelda for Wii U.

“They got hundreds of people working on the new Wii U Zelda game,” says the source. “It’s a 4-year development cycle with a new console, new technology, new engine etc. It’ll end up being the most expensive game they’ve made to date. It’s a huge investment for them [Nintendo] in money and manpower, this is Rockstar/GTA territory.”

The report goes on to detail online features, saying that while multiplayer is out of the question, players may have the ability to drop hints for their friends in the various dungeons via Wii U’s upcoming Miiverse application.

It’s all rumor and speculation at this point, but as Wii U draws nearer to its release date and eventually hits store shelves you can bet we’ll be hearing more and more about Link’s first HD adventure.

[via Wii U Daily]

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