Announced at GDC 2009, there’s a brand new Zelda game headed for the Nintendo DS. Called The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, the design matches that seen in Link’s previous adventures in Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass.
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According to an E3 2008 talk by creator Shigeru Miyamoto, the people behind Twilight Princess and Phantom Hourglass are working on bringing a new Zelda title to the Wii as soon as possible, but that players can expect some major changes from the formula we’ve all gotten used to. And it isn’t that the series is tired, but there are few who would still call it ‘fresh’.
And perhaps the best part of a new game would be that Wii-owners wouldn’t have to feel that mild disappointment that came with Twilight Princess: given the potential inherent to something as new and dynamic as the Wii’s control system, it was unfortunate that it was merely a Gamecube port.
But whatever comes next, it’s sure to have a more organic feel and could very well be Nintendo’s new “Ocarina of Time”.