Nintendo fans awoke to some startling news this morning as the Japanese gaming giant finally caved to investor and public pressure and announced that the company will be jumping full force into the mobile and smartphone market.
A high level executive at the company was quoted as saying”It’s time we woke up and realized what gamers really want. HD graphics, detailed stories and tight controls are a thing of the past. We believe that the future of our company and gaming as a whole lies in the mobile space. Which is why we are excited to announce our first title for mobile (iOS and Android) devices will be, The Legend Of Zelda: Finger Swipers: Presented by AT&T.”
He continued with some details about the game. In this new game, developed solely by Shigeru Miyamoto’s nephew, players take control of Link as he looks to rid the land of Hyrule of evil once and for all. The game will feature a new and novel control scheme for the franchise as every action in the game, from walking, running, swinging your sword and even using Link’s trademarked items will be handled by simply swiping the screen with your finger. “It’s our hope that this new control method will open up one of gaming’s most venerable franchises to the new gamers of the world who grew up with seminal titles like Fruit Ninja.”
When asked if we might see a version of this game hit the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U (both of which feature a touch screen), Nintendo responded with “the Zelda franchise and mobile cellular devices are a match made in heaven. We can’t ever imagine developing the series for any other device.”
The Legend Of Zelda: Finger Swipers: Presented by AT&T will be released on April 1st of next year and will cost $59.99, however if you open a new 3-year contract with AT&T you will receive a special in-game item. A cell-phone for Link that will send him text messages whenever AT&T is holding a new promotion.
Stay tuned to 3GEM.ca for all the news on The Legend Of Zelda: Finger Swipers: Presented by AT&T and of course our coverage of the torch and pitchfork wielding mob heading to Nintendo’s offices as we speak.