At their pre-E3 conference, Nintendo has finally confirmed what's going on with the new Zelda game - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will come in two versions, one for GameCube, and one for Wii. Both versions will be released on the same day that the Wii launches.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for Wii will allow targeting of the bow-and-arrow using the Wii remote control, as well as swordplay featuring actual controller swings, and fishing where the remote becomes a rod, and you must physically reel in fish. As we already reported, the Wii controller also contains a speaker, which will be used in game to create 3D sound with the player at the centre of the soundscape.
No mention was made of whether the Wii version of the game will use the console's extra grunt for improved graphics over the GameCube version, although the demo shown was as impressive and beautiful as anything produced on current generation hardware. Possibly the biggest question is why are is Ninty bothering with a GameCube release at all? Nintendo must be serious about keeping the GameCube around as a budget console.
We're sure to have much, much more on the new Zelda when the show proper commences tomorrow.