In an interview with Japanese newspaper the Asahi Shimbun, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata discussed Nintendo’s goals for this year, which includes Zelda Wii and quite possibly a new DS.
New versions of the Nintendo DS has been released since the original launch in 2004, but a completely new handheld has not been released. According to Iwata, an eventual successor Will have “highly detailed graphics, and it will be necessary to have a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing.” Iwata refused to discuss when said successor will hit the market, considering the DS’ sales record in the US during 2009.
Iwata also revealed, or let it slip, the specifics weren’t mentioned, that the newest Legend of Zelda will go on sale before the end of the year. Producer Eiji Aonuma has previously said he would like to show the game at E3 this year.
Since the reveal at last year’s E3 very few details about the game have surfaced, except for the odd mention of the Wii MotionPlus peripheral, so the months leading up to E3 will certainly be interesting.