I was gutted to learn that Zelda’s new Open-world role-playing game will no longer be guaranteed for a 2015 release date. In addition to this bad news, rumour has it that Legend of Zelda Wii U won’t be on display at E3 this summer.
The announcement was made by Veteran series producer Eiji Aonuma during a video update posted to Nintendo’s social media channels.
Nintendo made the official announcement regarding Legend of Zelda’s no show at the E3 show in 2015
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 27, 2015
What might be some comfort for Zelda fans is that Nintendo recently discovered “several new possibilities” that could make the Legend of Zelda a far more better game on Wii U. So therefore the company has opted to delay the release date to ensure we receive a phenomenal title.
“Since I declared at the Game Awards in December that the game would launch in 2015, the directors and the many members of the development team have been working hard developing the game,” Aonuma said. “In these last three months, as the team has experienced first-hand the freedom of exploration that hasn’t existed in any Zelda game to date, we have discovered several new possibilities for this game.”
“As we have worked to turn these possibilities into reality, new ideas have continued to spring forth, and it now feels like we have the potential to create something that exceeds my own expectations,” he added. “As I have watched our development progress, I have come to think that rather than work with meeting a specific schedule as our main objective, and releasing a game that reflects only what we can create within that scheduled time, I feel strongly that our focus should be to bring all these ideas to life in a way that will make Zelda on Wii U the best game it can possibly be.”
“So I must apologize to all of you who were expecting the game by year’s end, but we are no longer making a 2015 release our number one priority. Instead, our priority is to make it the ultimate and most complete Zelda game. I hope to use the added time to make a Zelda on Wii U that will reward you for your patience. So thank you for your continued support.”
As much as I didn’t like to read this news it does have some positives. At least we know that Wii U has a big game for 2016 as it felt like most of their biggest games was to be released this year which made me think, what on earth would they release in 2016?
On the flip-side Zelda was one of the biggest titles that I was looking forward to on the Wii U, so what can I really look forward to being release on the Nintendo console?
I do understand Nintendo’s decision to delay and it is something that I have always respected them for. They rarely release a game that is not 100% polished and this has made me look forward to Zelda’s release even more now as I am confident it will be a fantastic game.