Bad news today as Zelda for Wii U has been Delayed to 2015.
This is either an early April Fool's joke, or the need to fix the article headline.
The new Zelda is supposedly the most ambitious Zelda yet, it was painfully obvious that Nintendo were going to get a delay it.
Its NOT delayed....They haven't admitted it yet but you watch, the game has been cancelled for the Wii U altogether....Development will have been moved to their new console, so that it can be a launch title for the system releasing late 2016..
Agreed, and that's what I already suspected last year, when I said it wouldn't surprise me if this gets delayed and turns into a launch game for a new Nintendo console, like Twilight Princess for Cube/Wii.
@deadpoolio316 That's disappointing but we're thinking the same thing, maybe Zelda has been delayed to be an NX launch title - and with good reason. Launching a new console is hard enough, Nintendo want to make sure they come out swinging with at least one triple-A game at launch. A new Nintendo and a new Zelda together would be a genuinely exciting event.
That horse riding demo they showed made this pretty obvious. Wii U is in serious trouble.
delays will hurt nintendo the most since they don't have as much from third party. i don't get the company at all. they said time and again they will have a steady stream of games and it never happens. hire more people, build new studios, create new ip's like splatoon. partner more with outside parties like bayonetta 2. stop making inferior hardware which makes it difficult for third parties, stop with the gimmicks that nobody outside of nintendo will support, it's not rocket science.
Nintendo shook in their pants when they saw the reception Bloodborne. Now back to the drawing board for the Zelda developers. I hope it gets scrapped and made for the NX. I've been done with last gen systems since 2011.
@Deadpoolio Are you incapable of reading? Or did you just not watch the video? He specifically mentioned that the game is still going to be on wii u no less than two times. Furthermore, there is no information about the NX other than we will JUST HEAR more about it next year, and there is certainly no information pointing to Zelda moving off the Wii U for the sake of a console that is still in its planning stages. And Mike, just keep quiet until you've learned that the Wii U is a part of the current gen of consoles.
Id rather Nintendo take all the time they need and give us a good delayed game rather than a crappy rushed game that wasnt ready. As a PS4, WiiU, PC gamer...I have plenty of games to keep me busy in the meantime.
Nooooooo!!! This was going to be glorious :'(
Honestly I'm surprised that ANYONE is surprised by this announcement. EVERY Zelda EVER has been delayed at least once. It's to be expected at this point.
Way to drop the ball again nintendo
Yet he doesn't flat out say it a 2016 release. All he said was 2015 release isnt the priority. Making the BEST and COMPLETE Zelda game ever to date is. @VenomUK & deadpoolio316 NX isnt launching next year. Possibility of information giving on NX next year =/= releasing next year Nintendo console are 5-6 years lifespan. Never changing.
@OtakuDJK1NG. That's right. Just speculating/ wishful thinking! Also, the video goes on to mention the Wii U two or three times so he is underlining that it will be a Wii U game.
Really? Its one of the most unsuccessful console they have ever released why not? Sony basically abadoned the vita, why cant Nintendo abandon the wiiu? Its doing even worse than the vita overall if barely better. . Sony dominating the competition to a unprecedented amount .One of the most financially Unsuccessful console of all time released by Nintendo .Small user base .Embarrassingly behind their competitors in its networking capabilities which ends up hurting their own user-base. .They announced Nintendo Network which will probably be a well needed overhaul of their network and I can bet money on that they will release it simultaneously with their next console and it will work and be used on people cellphones which is good and puts them ahead of Sony and Microsoft for online. .They had a press conference literately saying they hope to show more later this year of their next gen console! This is strong evidence of their low confidence with WiiU. .The demo of zelda, while looked good, ran horribly and had some of the worst draw distance and anti-aliasing I have ever seen in with Public gameplay reveals. It already, in pre-alpha, looked like it was to much for the wiiu to handle. .This is a golden age of gaming software, indie and 3rd party alike and Nintendo is getting almost zero of this momentum and wont get it ever with the Wii-U and is a problem when 3rd party is stronger than ever, Final fantasy xv, Metal Gear Solid, Witcher 3, Battlefront, BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT, NO MANS SKY, HALO 5, MORTAL KOMBAT X, PERSONA 5,TOMB RAIDER, AND EVEN POSSIBLE JUST CAUSE 3....AND THIS IS JUST 2015! There is so much build up and energy of innovation in the gaming community going on right now. It will pain me to see nintendo release something like what this zelda on this dieing console and I cant seem them release it on wiiu...I just cant. Only people who think this is alright are Nintendo gamers on n4g......
Well when you look at the fact that we knew about most of the current Wii U games well before their release (sometimes years) then it certainly makes you wonder. There is no "Yoshi" or "Smash" or "MK" we know have been in development for 2016 for example. We know about a good 70% of games 1-2 years before release. So where are all those games we know are in development for 2016 for Wii U?? The ones we were usually shown as their development progressed? Right now the last of the games we knew were coming to Wii U are all going to be out this year. Then what? Only Zelda will be left. That is certainly looking like a swan song or a multi-port "Twilight Princess" the more you think about it. I love Wii U and it has some great games but they can't be happy with the tiny bump they got from their top 2 system sellers last year. It certainly looks like they are starting to make some major moves towards the end.
Damn has Nintendo now got a top exclusive even out in 2015?? If not it will be the end I feel for the console.. They already had Mario Kart and Smash last year. Xenoblade chronicles may be out this year but that won't sell consoles outside of Japan where it might sell some.
Splatoon comes out in May. It's a bit of a wild card but, who knows, could turn out to be a hit for Nintendo.
nintendo are determined to destroy the wiiu. its obvious the game will end up as a launch title for the NX. i mean, nintendo are having trouble making enough games for the wiiu, and have said they will reveal the NX at E3, so they must be making games for the new console. what a mess. the only way nintendo can get people to buy NX is by putting the new zelda on it. i imagine they will do a sony and just release a load of remasters to fill up the release schedule.
* So they discovered some new stuff they want to add into the game which will take time and in the process they discovered even more stuff on top of the other things they initially found. * Because of that there just isn't enough time to get it in the game and to Nintendo Standards of quality = Working 100% all the time. * I'm all for this, only because 2015 has enough really good games to hold me over until this game. * This means FOR SURE more things added into the game which SHOULD make for a much more enjoyable experience aside from whatever it was going to be anyways. * I'm thinking something along the lines of it being enough content for a whole new game: * So it could be a Game + Sequel released at once or it could be one super huge mega 3 disc game that is the most epic of all time * or it could just be taking what they wanted to do or thought they could do and increasing it a lot. * I'm thinking they figured out how to get more out of the Wii U than they thought possible so now they have many more options to work with. * Imagine if they had a Guitar + Drums + Bass, but now they figured out how to incorporate 4 synths, a second guitar and a rhythm section. They have more to work with it sounds like.
Zelda and Uncharted 4 were my two biggest games of the year and now they're both delayed. I guess we just need to be more patient but I'm sure it will be worth the wait. "A delayed game is eventually good; a bad game is bad forever." - Miyamoto
As much as the delay pains me, I agree - regarding Miyamoto and "a bad game is bad forever". Nintendo have proven again and again, good things come to those who wait...
"A delayed game is eventually good; a bad game is bad forever." - Miyamoto Duke Nukem Forever was a masterpiece then.
That game wasn't delayed. It was in development hell. It switched from developer to developer.
Tell that to DNF.
What garrettbobbyferguson said. There is a pretty big difference between taking more time to develop a game and being in development hell.
Wow, this is a huge delay. What does Wii U have in 2015 now?
Hopefully Star Fox............
Star Fox, Xenoblade, Splatoon, Yoshi and Mario Maker.
wait a new xenoblade? or the one they announced like 2 years ago?
@danny818 yeah in fact its set to come out in Japan next month
Mario Maker is an eShop title I don't think those really count. Also you forgot Devils Third ;)
- Yoshi's Wholly World - Mario Maker - Splatoon - Devil's Third - Xenoblade Chronicles X - StarFox - Possible E3 announcements