Next Legend of Zelda on Wii, will be shown at E3

GoNintendo somehow managed to stay awake through Satoru Iwata’s quarterly financial reports briefing, a feat I would probably not have been able to accomplish. Good thing, too, as the President of Nintendo confirmed that the next iteration of Zelda on Wii would be shown at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the series when it goes 3D, but I at least managed to finish Twilight Princess. Whether that’s down to the shiny newness of the Wii or an actual statement on the quality of the game isn’t something I’ve given a whole lot of thought to, but I know that I’ll at least wind up playing another game.

Hopefully, I’ll be playing it at E3. We don’t know whether the game will be playable on the show floor or if there will be hands-off demos of it yet, but I’m hoping for the latter — if for no other reason than being able to play it just long enough to hate 3D Zelda again and move on with my life.

Third Quarter Financial Resilts Briefing for Fiscal Year Ending March 2010 [Nintendo of Japan via GoNintendo]

Conrad Zimmerman