The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Delayed Until 2016

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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The Legend of Zelda for Wii U | Link With a Bow

Ugh! Right to our hearts! 🙁

Those eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Zelda series in the holiday season will have to wait until next year until they can dawn their swords and venture forth.  The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was slated as being one of the biggest releases of the 2015 year, however a delay in the release of the game will possibly make it a big title for 2016.

Series producer Eiji Aonuma released a video statement containing information relating to the game’s development stating that a 2015 launch is no longer the “number one priority.”  Aonuma explains in the video that new ideas for The Legend of Zelda for Wii U and the sheer scale of the project has prompted them to this decision. The ultimate goal of the project is to produce the best game possible and “make it the ultimate and most complete Zelda game” with new ideas and its large, open world experience.

It’s funny that this is happening considering Nintendo NX’s announcement since the last Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, was not released until the tail end of the Wii life cycle.

Are you frustrated with this recent announcement or are you okay with waiting for a polished game?  Weigh in below.


About Stacey Flewelling

Stacey is a 36 year old from Canada. She has been playing video games since she was 5 with her first gaming system being the Texas Instruments TI-99/A 4A. She fell in love with Nintendo when her brother got an NES for Christmas. She later got into the hand held market when she got a Game Boy. She's a die-hard fan of PC, hand held, and iOS games. Her favourite genres are puzzle, MMO, and JRPG. Her favourite games of those genres are Tetris, World of Warcraft, and Final Fantasy VI. She was involved heavily in the emulation scene in the late 90s and posted news on quite a few well known emulation news sites. She has a snowshoe Siamese cat named Elliot whom she loves with all her heart.

  • JDobbs

    Now I am going to have to find another game to fill the void.

    • Vinicius

      There is always Xenoblade Chronicles X.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    Methinks Nintendo will release it both on the Wii U and their new system just like Twilight Princess.

    • Raiken

      Not even nintendo will be so despret to give a console a 3 year lifespan. That is what killed sega.
      They are making a profit, so it’s not that they need to rush it out and burn consumers over buying a WiiU.

  • Draco Breach

    The impatient child in me is BUMMED beyond belief.

    Overall, I trust Aonuma-san enough not to troll us on something like this. Joking about Link’s gender was one thing, but he is a well-grounded developer who wants to deliver the best experience he can deliver.
    I can wait. Takahashi-san can tide me over easily with Xenoblade Chronicles X.
    I want a whole and complete experience, and I can “suffer” a delay if it means I get a fun, enjoyable experience out the gate. Though thankfully, Nintendo hasn’t given us a broken mess yet.