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
Is Star Fox going to sell consoles? Genuine question.
Sorry...haven't even seen enough of Star Fox to even give a legit 2015 date, thats like saying KH3 is coming in 2015....the deep, deep lolz. um...sure.
@ValKilmer So now it's "What does Nintendo have coming out in 2015 that will sell consoles"? Don't be a douche. Xenoblade will sell consoles.
@Benjaminkno Oh give me a break, I like the Wii U and love Xenoblade Chronicles X, but that game is NOT going to sell consoles. It's a niche title through and through.
Xenoblade will NOT sell consoles outside of Japan its Bayonetta all over again for Nintendo i'm afraid it will probably be an amzing game but its not a huge franchise unfortunately. Xenoblade chronicles didn't even sell 1 million worldwide on the wii ( http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... ).. That console everybody and their nan owns..
@ val & gamer You're both delusional if you seriously think that Xenoblade X is a niche title just because the first release of the origional was less well known, especially given how much more actual emphasis and coverage it's getting from both gaming media AND Nintendo themselves. Hell, we've even got one of the makers of FFXV praising it and saying he'll get a Wii U for it, and news sites and youtube channels everywhere have been drawing comparisons between them and praising Xenoblade X as one of the top exclusives to watch out for this year. This is beyond Bayonetta 2's coverage or rep. Whether it sells millions right off the bat or not, it's no longer just some minor niche title. It's quite literally one of the most highly anticipated JRPG's of 2015, well known by all and decidedly core-oriented. A potential heavy hitter through and through that will likely be remembered fondly, and played, for years to come.
I'd never heard of Xenoblade until a few months back, and it's got me excited to play it. On Zelda, I'm actually glad the delay is taking place. I was afraid they were rushing it out the door.
@wonderfulmonkeyman OK I own a Wii u and I will be getting xenoblade x but let's be honest your full of crap, (sorry no disrespect). Its a jrpg dude=a niche title. If your name isn't final fantasy, persona or tales then your not gonna move mass units. It might be getting more attention but its on a system with a 10milli install base. Not to mention FFXV and persona 5 are far more anticipated. Plus this is not PlayStation, I'm not trying to start a war but divergent games do not sell on Nintendo systems, Nintendo games do. If its not zelda , Mario kart, smash bros, super mario or maybe starfox and metroid then its not gonna push numbers bro. The game will be good without a doubt but it would be lucky to break a mill let alone move a bunch of systems.
Star Fox has to come out now! By the way, the summary needs to be changed: "Bad news today as Zelda for Wii U has been Delayed to 2015." Shouldn't it say 2016? And I think Star Fox will move a few consoles, it won't be gangbusters but if the quality is there like Mario Kart and Smash it should do well.
starfox seems to me the weakest of the list. i think what will move consoles is the group as a whole.
It has (barring Zelda U) everything announced for 2015 plus numerous games which will creep up on us and (hopefully) be a massive pleasant surprise....much like both other 'rival' consoles, no? Besides, exactly how much free time do people these days appear to have on their hands!? A game like Mario Kart 8 (for example) just keeps on giving. I'm still enjoying it just as much over 6 months down the line. I know the industry likes to convince us each new release is a 'must have', but for the majority of cases that proves not to be the case.
just sad , uncharted , zelda what's next halo . a delay won't hurt the games its just disappointing . i wonder if this gets held for a nx launch next christmas .
Well, you had to know it was coming -- a console Zelda without at least one major delay? Come on now.
First Uncharted, now Zelda. It would be ironic if Halo 5 was delayed to 2016 as well.
I think it's Microsoft chance to strike actually. Releasing their biggest game while the competitors are vulnerable would be a great idea for them.
I guess. Sony's systems don't really sell dependent on games... MS and Nintendo's actually do. A PS without a Uncharted, God Of War etc will still sell that year, even with delays. Its been proven time and time again. MS and Nintendo are the only ones that even have to deeply rely on certain IPs to sell well. Sony sells well purely based on games in general. Certain IPs don't just sell PS systems like Nintendo and MS ips do. Some might think thats bad, I actually think its great. No need to rush ips, no need to have to rely on a single ip defining the system etc.
A bit wrong to say Sony doesn't sell because of games. I think you meant people don't wait for a particular game to buy. They buy knowing in the long run, they will get these great games.
@edmix Exactly, people know the PS brand and what comes with it. A laundry list if varied and unique games. People buy them for what Sony does overall not just for a particular game. You will never see a huge console sale spike on PS console like you will on mintend when a new Mario kart or smash cones out. They all sell differently 1. Sony sells off of brand association and overall games. 2. Nintendo sells off of single somewhat isolated ip releases. 3. Ms sells off of holidays promotions and end of the year release schedule. They all work differently I guess.
Somehow I think that will be the case or else I am afraid that it will release in a bad state.. Hopefully Im wrong
Its not going to release in a bad state...Nintendo wont admit it yet but you watch...It's no longer being released on the Wii U, they will have moved its development over to their new console releasing late 2016 making it a launch title for the system...The delusional can pretend that wont happen, but you watch that is exactly what is happening
Probably sell my wii u now and get myself another console
if zelda wad the only reason to buy it, then why buy a wii u? in my opinion, if you can't find enough games on wii u, you don't like gaming.
Zelda games always get delayed so... The joke's on you.
I thought they (Nintendo) don't announce stuff that isn't close to launch? Either way you look at it the WiiU really needed this title. ;)
Why? It's not like the game is never coming out. Just keep your console and wait. Never understood people buying a console, only to sell it, then buy it back later.
This would only make sense if you were holding onto it for Zelda and Zelda only. You'd probably only make $50 bucks off it selling it now and buying it again later though.
Damn I didn't think they would delay it....but that's alright xenoblade is still coming
So yeah I'm sad now. But I'm pretty sure it's going on the nx or going to be on both like zelda tp
I dont see nx coming out before holiday 2017. i'm pretty sure we'll get the game first.
We know nothing about the NX. It is more likely a new handheld.
thanks nintendo, for nothing....
They could just release it in a broken and buggy state. Then you really would be thanking them for nothing. :p
Poor Wii U
More time for Xenoblade --- I was wondering how these two games could come out so close together. Problem solved.
>Problem solved. More like problem created, I'm sure everyone is disappointed by the news. But if it's not done it's not done, nothing can be done anyway.
as long as I get Xenoblade Chronicles X and Devils Third this year I am ok. Nintendo should bring out Fatal Frame this year tho in the US