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Nintendo Delays Zelda Wii U to 2017, Shocking No One

/ Apr 27th, 2016 No Comments

The Legend of Zelda Wii U

Nintendo announced Zelda Wii U has been delayed again and will release in 2017. The company also revealed the game will also release on the upcoming NX console, with the two versions releasing simultaneously worldwide.

Zelda Wii U was originally slated for a 2015 release and has only been shown for brief moments for several years. Nintendo’s official Twitter account released a bevy of information about the company’s upcoming plans for its future. The primary reason behind the delay seems to be Nintendo’s focus on improving the quality of the game.
 

The Legend of Zelda Wii U

A rare Zelda Wii U sighting.

Nintendo NX, the still codenamed Nintendo console that no one knows anything about, was also confirmed to launch globally in March 2017. However, Nintendo will not be using E3 as an unveiling of the NX and will instead wait until later this year. E3 2016 will see Nintendo focus entirely on Zelda Wii U. The game will be playable for the first time on the show floor. In fact, it will be the only playable Nintendo game at the massive conference.

“Zelda NX” will remain under wraps, much like many of Nintendo’s plans for 2016 and beyond. The company has also said that NX remains its upcoming console’s codename but that it will introduce a brand-new concept.

Quick Take

Nintendo’s delay of Zelda Wii U and revelation of Zelda NX should come as no surprise. The company has been so silent on the game’s progress despite claims that it wouldn’t show off titles unless they were less than a year off. What’s disappointing but also not surprising is that the Wii U is more or less dead in the water. It sits as Nintendo’s worst performing console and the company’s forecast shows virtually no love for the Wii U.

Gamecube owners suffered similar disappointment years ago when Twilight Princess was constantly delayed and then launched on the Wii. But it should also be noted that the Wii U will be the only Nintendo console without an exclusive Zelda game, because even the Gamecube got Wind Waker. Though most will say that Nintendo, as usual, beats to the tune of a different drummer.
 

Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
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