Nintendo had a strong presence at last night’s The Video Game Awards, but the company’s biggest surprise didn’t come from any of the presenters on stage. It came from two of Nintendo’s biggest names previewing the next The Legend of Zelda.
Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma presented a demo of the next entry in The Legend of Zelda series, which they originally debuted at E3. The two Nintendo heavyweights used the opportunity to show off not just how beautiful the game looks, but to show how expansive an open-world Zelda on the Wii U can be.
The minds behind Zelda show off how the Wii U’s GamePad will be integrated into the game, as well as just how massive this game is shaping up to be.
The new trailer doesn’t confirm too much about the world of this new Zelda, but Epona, the beloved horse from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time makes an appearance. Most importantly, last night’s presentation included one key piece of information–Nintendo is planning to release this latest Zelda in 2015.
Next year will see another Zelda release early in the year, so expect the Wii U’s game to show up in the fall.