Finally, 100% official confirmation that Twilight Princess will have special control features when played on Revolution. The creator of Mario also discusses New Super Mario Bros. for DS.
In an interview with Nintendo's European branch, Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed a feature often mentioned and sometimes disavowed by Nintendo execs: that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be playable with the Revolution's motion-sensing controller.
The full interview is available at the link above, but only for NOE's "VIP Lounge" members. For everyone else, here are the juiciest excerpts:
“I would say that we are progressing well with completing it," says Miyamoto. “And 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."
On New Super Mario Bros.:
“I told [the development staff] that we really don’t need any story behind this new Super Mario Bros. at all. I have narrowed down the whole story to about half of what my team originally came up with. Peach is kidnapped, Mario has to go and rescue her from Bowser and the Koopa Kids. That’s about all you need to know for the story!" he laughs. “But what you really need to know is that in the quest you are going to encounter some unprecedented play ideas.
“When it comes to Mario, sometimes you may be able to do an ultra super jump and you are going to see a very unique and unprecedented jumping style. In terms of Super Mario, everybody already expects him to become bigger but this time, with the help of a Super Giant Mushroom, Super Mario can become gigantic, taking up almost all the screen, and he can destroy everything."
‘And Mario can also become very small, by using another type of mushroom, right?’ we add.
“Right," says Miyamoto.
Not surprisingly, Miyamoto asks us to wait until E3 for more details about Revolution, although NCL President Satoru Iwata may reveal information sooner, at the upcoming Game Developers Conference. Planet GameCube will be at both events to bring you the latest news and our own interviews of Nintendo luminaries.
Thanks to BlackNMild2k1 in our forums for the tip!