Confirmed: New Zelda playable with Revolution controller

Following a Miyamoto interview, Nintendo confirms that the next-gen console's revolutionary controller can be used to play Twilight Princess; but will it have motion-sensing functionality?

After he was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government this week, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto gave an interview to the official Nintendo Europe Web site. As one might expect, he was asked about the status of his much-anticipated, often-delayed GameCube project, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. "I would say that we are progressing well with completing it," he said.

The Donkey Kong creator then dropped a comment that sent waves through the international community. "One of the most important features is that, because Revolution can run GameCube software, when you play Twilight Princess on Revolution you can take advantage of the Revolution controller," he said almost casually. This confirmed rumors from January that said the game would have exactly such functionality with the next-gen console.

Miyamoto's comments sparked a flurry of speculation about how the Revolution controller would work with Twilight Princess. Would the game have extra features allowing players to use the controller's motion-sensing capabilities to hack and slash in a swordfight? Would they be able to use the trigger underneath the controller to aim and fire an in-game bow?

Nintendo has issued comments about Miyamoto's interview in the US and UK that both answered and evaded questions about Twilight Princess' gameplay on the Revolution. "During interviews this week Mr. Miyamoto has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is a GameCube game which can be played on Nintendo Revolution using the Nintendo Revolution controller," a Nintendo of America rep told GameSpot. The rep did not clarify whether or not that meant the game could be played with said controller like Revolution games (with movement and buttons) or like a game with a standard controller (with buttons alone).

Across the Atlantic it was a slightly different story. According to UK magazine MCV, Nintendo of Europe said straight up, "We can confirm that Zelda: The Twilight Princess will indeed have added Revolution functionality whilst remaining a Nintendo GameCube title."

What will this added functionality be? Chances are the world will have to wait until this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles to be sure. However, in his interview, Miyamoto hinted at what gamers can expect from classic franchises like Zelda on the Revolution.

"There is going to be a lot of software that are so-called 'sequels' to the existing type of games," he said. "However, what is going to be the most attractive point about Revolution is the other applications. These kind of applications are going to make Revolution something really important for any ordinary household; more specifically catering for each type of family member in the house."

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Discussion

310 comments
Royftw
Royftw

Ah thats cool! :D I have one question, maby someone can help me out... is it possible to play Wii games with an GC controller? Or can all Wii games only be played using the new Wii remote? thanks and greets Roy

eviltouge
eviltouge

Oh yeah!!! Can't wait for it

Raffikkhi
Raffikkhi

The best game for Game Cube and Wii is not far! I cant wait!

allyblack
allyblack

if i get one of these i will forget the meaning of a real life

Ffhawk
Ffhawk

Man they teas to much me want to play Zelda don't make me wait any more but i want to know if u can play it with a regular controller as well and not the wii controller

vwgti3
vwgti3

I wonder what will be extra on the rev?

nonsoville2
nonsoville2

Yeah... Come on nintendo, bring it. Make me love my GameCube again. Grrrrrrrrr...

tingletuner
tingletuner

i don``t really care....just want to Play the damn game right now !! :) Zelda is always delayed .....

fox3586
fox3586

I cant wait to throw links boomerang in my own living room

lilazn_boi
lilazn_boi

cool maby some great fps could use the contoller...

myahemyaha
myahemyaha

Any more ideas that nintendo didn't say that might be good or bad?

loserboy8
loserboy8

they said they were going to take advantage of revolutions ability to play gamecube games. im guessing theyre gonna release it for gamecube, but have special feautres if you play it with revolution.

histeria36
histeria36

i hope it comes out on gamecube, if it doesnt im throwing my gamecube in the bin

DJ_Nario
DJ_Nario

"However, what is going to be the most attractive point about Revolution is the other applications. These kind of applications are going to make Revolution something really important for any ordinary household; more specifically catering for each type of family member in the house." I loved that part. Hopefully this will change my mom from thinking the only game out there in the whole entire world is Dr. Mario. ;)

FreakShow2191
FreakShow2191

to miss out on revolution, to miss out on twilight princess...is to be a fool

roonagraphics
roonagraphics

thats really good news i hope that it will be a legit launch and a sucessful year for the gamecube ds lite and big revolution

daveg1
daveg1

thanks for the info!

daveg1
daveg1

thanks for the info!

daveg1
daveg1

thanks for the info!

Ramzyb
Ramzyb

it should turn out to be great

Nito-ryu
Nito-ryu

I'm know I'm not the first person to say this, but - why not just make it a Revolution launch?

Ultim8wpn788
Ultim8wpn788

alright all these hours of roleplaying will pay off!!!

ZERO-UNIT
ZERO-UNIT

wow, how can anyone still get excited about this game?

Numbuh277
Numbuh277

Whatever i will be play this on the gamecube before the Rev.

Distinctive_Fin
Distinctive_Fin

Hopefully this will include a "hack and slash" feature! After a while the same old moves get boring. If you get bored with the sword movements you use then it will be fun making up new ones!

eryinmw
eryinmw

nice i cant wait for that game it's been like 2 years

DjINDIA
DjINDIA

NOOO, it would have been out much sooner

meatwad4
meatwad4

hurry up and realease the game nintendo

RCane02
RCane02

Holy smurf thats sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Xx_InuYasha_xX
Xx_InuYasha_xX

This is great news. Though I have seen somewhere on here that the Revolution won't be HD (don't quote me on that; I only saw it on a post here), I bet the graphics will be splendid along with the expecting-to-be-nothing-less-than-unbelievably-spectacular gameplay. Now, if I can keep money so I can actually get a Revolution and LoZ (and SSBM Rev and other titles)...

3ternalsword207
3ternalsword207

That's great... i wish november would come faster!!!!

Viewtiful-GaMeR
Viewtiful-GaMeR

Sweet! It was obvious why they delayed it, isn't it? I'm so excited!

adolfo845
adolfo845

Zelda will be a transition to the next-gen games.

alcoholhamster
alcoholhamster

someone said why not just make it a revo launch title.... well, why dont you GO TO HELL ive been waiting so long, im not missing out just because they put it on the new console. itll take ages for me to get enough money for one. and anyway, they probly have most of the game already made.

Lash540
Lash540

Can you guys say ACCESS TO ENTIRE NINTENDO LIBRARY WITH REVO!! so we can play all the old Zelda games plus the new ones.... Sweet.....!

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

Who cares.... Is this why Twilight Princess has been delayed? It better not be...

lind061993
lind061993

Another thing I'm going to add: I hope this game is as good as Nintendo is making it out to be, if we serious Zelda fans have to be forced to wait through 2 delays to get it! I still will have all my faith in it though ^.^

lind061993
lind061993

....Uh oh.....guess I'll be one of the unlucky souls stuck playing TP on Gamecube without the Revolution coolstuffs..my dad controls money for that...still, can't wait! Anymore....

food2003
food2003

well i don't care which system it comes out in i know it going to be the best game ever!!!

rcignoni
rcignoni

Will there be differing versions, one GV and one Revolution? I wonder..

rcignoni
rcignoni

Will there be differing versions, one GV and one Revolution.

DS-man
DS-man

Awesomeness. PS- LOZ rulez

jono128
jono128

^^ Belfast, how the hell do u know that the controller is uncomfortable...?

belfast1
belfast1

I Think that the game will be more solid in the game cube, besides the rev controller is too uncomfortable