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This Is How Nintendo Land's Zelda Game Works

The first Legend of Zelda game you'll play on Nintendo's Wii U doesn't star Link; it stars you dressed as Link, or at least your Mii dressed as Link. Stephen Totilo walks us through the first Zelda experience on the Wii U.


The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest is one of several mini-games arriving in Nintendo Land, the elaborate interactive primer for the Wii U's controller. Two players with Wii remotes play Links with swords, you play a Link with a bow, and gorgeous high-definition action ensues. Enjoy!

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I don't get it. It doesn't look that good. Yes it's colorful and all but it's just the Skyward Sword graphics but with better resolution. The textures are still flat, and the characters are just those simplistic Mii designs.

In fact, all those "amazingly gorgeous Wii U" games that Kotaku have been talking about look pretty run of the mill to me. Pretty looking? Yes, but not mind blowingly so. And definitely not better looking that a lot of PS3 and 360 games.