In 2013, Eiji Aonuma revealed that a new Legend of Zelda title would be coming to the Wii U and the following year at E3, footage from the game was finally revealed to the world and a release date of 2015 was announced. The game was then delayed into 2016.
Those were the good ol’ days.
Nintendo announced on Wednesday that the upcoming Legend of Zelda title would be delayed into 2017 to “improve the quality” of the game and would be a major focus at E3. In addition to the delay, it was announced that the title would release on the Wii U and on the upcoming Nintendo NX console which would grace our living rooms in March 2017.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016
This news is disappointing. It means the Wii U will have gone it’s entire life span without it’s own Zelda title (we’re not counting Hyrule Warriors). The Wii U did get remasters of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. It will be forced to share the new title with the NX.
Be sure to check out Nerds with Mics Episode 3 which will launch next week to hear the guys talk about this news. While you’re at it, be sure to listen to Episode 2 – Retro Roundup!