In the seemingly never-ending saga of the rumours surrounding ´Zelda: Twilight Princess´ having Revolution controller compatibility, Mathieu Minel, Nintendo of France´s marketing director, seems to suggest that such compatibility is a given. He spoke to Jeux-France (my translation is based on Babelfish).
Which form will the special [controller] functionality take? Will there be two versions of the game or will it be within the source code of the [Gamecube version]? We do not yet know which solution will be chosen, nor what that functionality will be.
Though we do not yet have a release date on our schedule, I can tell you that we are already working on the marketing campaign for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. So I think the game will launch soon, though that still isn´t a precise statement. Especially because of its Nintendo Revolution compatibility, there are many factors which influence this game´s release date.
While Minel definitely seems to suggest that there will be Rev controller features, there are wrong translations of this interview circulating the net. As far as I can make out, Minel never explicitly said that he ´knows those features will be included´ (though he certainly implies it). Nor did he ever talk about ´a new and violent battle system´, as other translations suggest.
Minel made another interesting comment, when asked about whether the Revolution will be playable at E3 and, if so, what titles we can expect on the showfloor.
Yes, Nintendo Revolution should be playable at E3 2006. Concerning the games which will be presented at the American event, I can only tell you that you will probably be surprised...
Intriguing, indeed. I pretty much expect to see ´Metroid Prime 3´ and a ´Mario´ title playable on Revolution at E3. I cannot imagine a title that would truly surprise me. But I am eager to find out.
EDIT The question regarding Zelda has just been removed from the original article. Even an image showing Link disappeared. I will try and get in touch with Jeux-France and update you promptly.
Source: Jeux-France (through Babelfish), Hyrule.net
Thanks to: Revo-Europe