Miyamoto: Zelda to use Rev controller

Are the popular Twilight Princess rumours true? Shigeru Miyamoto, he say yes!

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has unexpectedly spilled truth beans on the heavily rumoured Revolution controller support in the forthcoming The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on GameCube.

Asked about the progress of the Zelda game in an official Nintendo Europe interview, the videogaming legend replied with "I would say that we are progressing well with completing it" before adding the golden nugget: "And one of the most important features is that, because Revolution can run GameCube software, when you play Twilight Princess on Revolution you can take advantage of the Revolution controller."

It's confirmation, finally, on the reports of Revolution controller support in Twilight Princess which originated in NGC magazine toward the end of last year. Nintendo never dismissed the original rumours outright, more threw up a vague smokescreen and skirted around the issue - and so the rumours persisted and have now been proved correct.

In addition to this minor bombshell from Miyamoto, he may have slapped us with additional details on Revolution controller support in a Twilight Princess-focussed interview with Dutch press. We say 'may', because the information comes via way of translation. "You know that the Revolution also plays GameCube games? Well, in the case of Twilight Princess we are going to do something extra with that," he apparently said, adding cryptically when asked to elaborate on Twilight Princess' Revolution hooks: "One word: boomerang."

Boomerang-tossing Revolution action? Sounds good to us.