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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Isn’t Nintendo’s Last Wii Game

Miyamoto teases more stuff on the horizon, even as Wii U looms.

Skyward Sword is the end of Link on the Wii Sports platform, but not Wii games.
Skyward Sword is the end of Link on the Wii Sports platform, but not Wii games.

Nintendo was not answering questions about Wii U during a roundtable discussion this evening with designer Shigeru Miyamoto and other Nintendo developers. Still, someone managed to ask about Nintendo’s plans for the future in a roundabout way, asking whether The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was Nintendo’s last Wii game.

“I feel one of my biggest responsibilities is to always be developing for the newest and the upcoming platforms,” said Miyamoto. “So from my team’s perspective, it’s maybe not the last but perhaps one of the last that will be coming specifically from our time.”

“Despite that,” he continued, “there are a number of different developers inside and outside Nintendo that are working on Wii titles. And we actually have some Wii titles that we have not announced at the show that are on the way.”

Sadly, Miyamoto did not reveal what any of those other Wii games are.

Whether or not Skyward Sword is or isn’t the last game matters less to Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma, as it’s likely to be his last Zelda game for the Wii.

“At the very least, Skyward Sword, obviously, is celebrating 25 years of Zelda, and in that sense I’d like to make it the kind of title that we could close the Wii chapter. I want to make it that kind of game. That’s my own personal goal, at least.”

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