Nintendo Plans "Surprising" Zelda Showing At E3 2010

Nintendo fans are in for more than just new Wii Vitality Sensor software at E3 2010. The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma says Nintendo hopes to show something "surprising" about Link's next Wii-bound adventure.

Aonuma tells the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine that the Zelda team has been trying "something new in terms of the structure" of the next entry in The Legend of Zelda, which Shigeru Miyamoto teased at this year's E3 in the form of new concept art.

The next Zelda game after The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks appears to be aimed at mixing up the now-familiar 3D formula. Aonuma tells ONM that he agrees with Miyamoto that "if we are following the same structure again and again, we might not be able to give long time Zelda fans a fresh surprise."

The still unnamed Zelda title will take advantage of the Wii MotionPlus peripheral and, more than likely, will offer a new role for Link's trusty Master Sword, as hinted at by the Wii game's concept art.

Zelda Wii: Expect Surprises At E3 2010 [ONM UK]