To close off the first ever Game Awards, Geoff Keighley made sure the best was saved for last; right after Dragon Age: Inquisition won Game of the Year, out came Reggie Fils-Aime to show off actual, real gameplay footage of the next Zelda game.
As you can see above, the video, played and narrated by Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma, showcased just how big the Zelda world will be. After climbing onto a nearby cliff, Link overlooks a huge forest, with a tower off in the distance. The pair go on to say that you can travel to anywhere you see on the games horizon. Aonuma then placed a waypoint on the map, located on the Wii U’s Gamepad, and showed just how big the world will be.
One immediate takeaway from this trailer is just how nice the game appears. The sunset atmosphere really helps show off the beauty of the world, and when Link finds his horse Epona (who now won’t run into trees!), the game looks even better. The rest of the footage was nothing too special, but enough to get fans into a frenzy.
The Legend of Zelda Wii U will release sometime next year, according to Aonuma. Not to be undone, Miyamoto told everyone that the long awaited Starfox game will release before The Legend of Zelda.