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Nintendo working on Wii U follow-up

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Nintendo has confirmed it is working on its next console and the follow-on to the Wii U.

Whatever happens, people will be able to say that 2015 is a pivotal year for the Wii U. The console will be graced with new Zelda and Star Fox titles that should make it a must buy for 2015.

But giving us a small glimpse into the future, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has said the company is already working on its next console.

We’re focused on providing a robust line-up of Wii U software for next year. It seems like we’ve managed to do that this year and people are very happy with what we’ve done on Wii U,” explained Miyamoto to the Associated Press.

It won’t come as a huge surprise that Nintendo is already working on its next hardware, but hopefully it will be a little more successful at launch than the Wii U.

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“For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems.”

“While we’re busy working on software for Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be.”

Miyamoto also teased us with some tidbits of information about the upcoming Zelda game and its focus on being an open-world exploration game.

“One of the main things we wanted to do was go back to the open-world concept of the original Zelda games and design with that in mind. That’s really the direction the team is going in. this time, we’ve brought back Link’s horse, Epona, and his bow and arrow, but what we’ve decided is really fun is being able to freely walk around this world and choose what you want to do and how you want to explore.”

“I can’t talk much about it, but one of the things we’re working on right now is that, as you play, the world will change and be affected by what you choose to do.”

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