Concept art
Initial conceptual artwork for the game. Click to enlarge.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto spoke with a select group of journalists behind closed doors at the E3 event in Los Angeles on June 2nd to dicuss one of the Japanese company’s key new projects, a new entry in the Legend of Zelda franchise, developed exclusively for Wii.

Miyamoto is perhaps one of the most respected names in the gaming industry, a reputation well deserved; working for Nintendo of Japan since 1977, he is the game designer behind classic gaming icons and franchises such as Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda. Speaking about the new Zelda project, he said that the game will feature the “most mature” rendition of Link to date.

It’s also been suggested that the game will make use of the MotionPlus attachment for the Wii Remote.

“Think of Zelda while you’re trying some of the archery and sword play in Wii Sports Resort,” Miyamoto said. “There are people who think of Zelda more as an RPG with simpler controls, so trying to figure out how to make everybody happy is something that’s going to concern me.”