When word got out that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess would be ported from the GameCube to the Wii, gamers had mixed reactions. Sure, many were stoked at the idea of playing a Zelda game for a new Nintendo console at launch, but a few were unhappy. They wanted an exclusive Zelda adventure for the Wii, not Twilight Princess. Granted, most of these people enjoyed the game and never complained afterward because it was actually pretty awesome and played well on the Wii.
Fast forward a handful of years, and Zelda fans everywhere are eagerly awaiting the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. But with the reveal of the Wii U, fans have begun asking, “Will the new game get ported over to the Big N’s next platform?” According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, that won’t be happening.
In an interview with Venture Beat, the Reginator addressed the state of Skyward Sword, clarifying that it was built specifically around the Wii controller. According to the Nintendo president, Skyward Sword “was built to be played with a Wii controller.” Additionally, Reggie talked in brief about the impressive Zelda tech demo that was showcased for the Wii U, stating that Nintendo wanted to show fans what an HD Zelda could look like.
So there you have it, folks. No Skyward Sword on Wii U. This is undoubtedly good news to many of you, and I’m glad that the Wii is getting what will hopefully be one last quality title before the Wii U launches.