Worried that this is the Wii U-exclusive Zelda Nintendo had been teasing throughout 2013? Nintendo made it clear that this isn’t it. To quote Nintendo, “This is a separate project from the new installment of The Legend of Zelda series that is in development for Wii U by longtime series producer Eiji Aonuma and his team.” So if Aonuma’s team isn’t working on it, who is?
That would be Tecmo Koei, the publisher behind Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, and (most importantly) Dynasty Warriors. This Zelda spin-off of the Warriors franchise follows games based on the Gundam and One Piece animes, which all sold hundreds of thousands of copies in Japan alone. Warriors games have a more niche audience in the west, but maybe tying in to a celebrated franchise like Zelda will earn it a number of new fans around the world.