1Haru17Mon 26th Jan 2015 http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/20/rumor-zelda-wii-to-be-major... So I was playing around with the google time period search, searching for 'majora's mask'. I found this rumor article about Skyward Sword between the E3 where the concept art looked exactly like Twilight Princess' and E3 2010 when we saw it when it... didn't. Anyway, not important, the interesting bit was one of the bullet points; "There will be horseback combat, and your horse (possibly Epona, though that may just be a nickname for the horse in the translation) will be much better at avoiding obstacles." This is when my mind was blown as, like we saw at the Game Awards 2014, the Zelda Wii U horse was made to dodge trees. This somewhat supports my longtime suspicion that Skyward Sword had elements cut and rolled into the development of Zelda U. What lends this credibility was all of the things it got right or half-right about Skyward Sword such as Link not being left handed, a different overworld structure, a sword spirit-girl, the sword developing throughout the game, and time travel being involved. This second rumor, published in September of 2012, claimed to know a number of things about Zelda U. http://wiiudaily.com/2012/09/wii-u-zelda-game-coming-2014/ Unsubstantiated claims; -Originally planned for 2013, delayed to 2014 (now presumably delayed once again). -Comparable amount of dungeons to past titles, all distinct. -"Some" 3-part "hours"-long dungeons. -A forest larger that Ocarina's Hyrule Field constitutes one of the dungeons, gamepad used for navigation. -Orchestral soundtrack with "hours of music". -Minigames, side quests, story not started yet (as of 2012). -Some of the gamepad features designed completely Partially-confirmed claims; -No official subtitle -Skyward Sword-like art style -Biggest, most ambitious Zelda yet (open world) -Adult Link -4 year development cycle -Dark Souls-like miiverse message support, no multiplayer (quite like Wind Waker HD, so I wouldn't be at all surprised) Now, I don't really want to debate the veracity of these claims (cause 's boring), so could those who care to discuss them do so in the hypothetical sense? I think some of these rumored features, like connected mini dungeons, could have interesting implications on traversing the world on horseback and with the sailcloth. Edited on Mon 26th January, 2015 @ 07:39 by Haru17 Don't hate me because I'm bnahabulous.