With the game slipping into at least 2016 and the NX just around the corner, it begs the question on whether or not this delay will make Zelda Wii U become Zelda NX?
You have got to be kidding me.
Yes, and to all the skeptics, this idea has already been kicked around by major sites in the past 48 hours.
why? they did it on zelda before with a gamecube/wii launch. nintendo wants the best return on their investments and if the wii u continues to struggle they are likely thinking of doing the same thing. i hope it's not the case and i think nintendo should have a new mario game to launch with the upcoming system instead.
and while usually knowing at least SOME titles in the works coming in the future there is absolutely nothing for 2016. All announced games will be out by the end of this year (supposedly) except Zelda. They said at E3 they will only concentrate on games coming out in 2015. Unless they start showing more...ANY 2016 games it's a very bad sign for Wii U, and a possible sign of Zelda U being a swan song/TP multi port.
Zelda NX Exclusive, cant wait
Likewise. I'm sure as hell not getting a WiiU, so hopefully a refocused NX home platform will do the trick.
The timelines could definitely align. I could see a situation similar to The Twilight Princess where the game is released simutaenously on both platforms.
I've been wondering this, do you write these articles or just submit them?
I highly doubt that. If anything NX would be used as a cross-platform app for goodies in the game. Nintendo's done it in the past with their consoles and handhelds, so I wouldn't be surprised.
Might as well be, I mean the Wii U (which I love) is a total failure. Nintendo went from their best selling console last gen to their worst selling console this gen. The name, the lack of features, hardly any third party support, etc. It was destined to fail, I hope Nintendo learns from their mistakes from the Wii U and rectifies them with the NX. What better way to do that than launch with a killer app like a Zelda game.
So, the Wii U, something "which you love" is a total failure...erm, ok. I bought both a PS4 and Wii U at launch, and I can testify, while the PS4 has all the propaganda and sales in its favour, mine has been being used more as a Blu Ray/catch-up player than an actual GAMES machine. Yes, the Wii U is not without 'cons', but its strengths (in my opinion) push it way ahead. Killer exclusives, GAMES, performance and playability.
There's plenty of games on both systems. Don't try and undermine any of em
So? Some people are capable of still loving things they consider to be total failures. I mean, look at some parents...
Why would they delay the game to put it on their new handheld?
Nintendo has never said NX will be a handheld. If anything, they seem to be hinting it will be a fairly advanced home console.
and they never said it would launch next year
They never said it was the Wii U successor either but we have an article here assuming it is.
Ok then riddle me this why did Nintendo merge their home console and handkeld divisions?
OtakuDJK1NG Who said it would? Zelda wasn't delayed until 2016, it was delayed until *AT LEAST* 2016. It could easily come out in 2017 and the fact Nintendo didn't explicitly give a 2016 timeframe makes me think it could.
This is true and as of now there are no new games we know of coming in 2016 for Wii U. Usually we know about some games in the pipeline but currently the pipeline ends with 2015 releases and this Zelda game, with Nintendo wanting only to focus on this year's games at E3.
Yeah cause they wouldn't be totally beyond Sega retarded dumb to release another handheld already....I know some of you geniuses have a hard time grasping this buuuut ITS NOT A HANDHELD... They would be stupid to release the 3DS, then turn around and release the "NEW" Nintendo 3DS, only to turn around again and release another handheld.... They've done it before so don't be surprised when e3 2015 they talk about their new console maybe show something, and at e3 2016 they announce that new console drops in Nov with the Zelda game as one of its launch titles...
I tend to doubt it. The likelihood is that they'll announce the NX in 2016 and maybe launch in 2017. If they're absolutely desperate they might rush it to market in 2016 but that's just asking for another disaster if they don't have a lot of dev support and strong first-party software lined up. Given that Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 just launched last year for the Wii U, I highly doubt they'll have a stable line-up of exclusive titles ready for 2016.
Yeah LMAO, as if they couldn't totally introduce the NEW console at E3 2015....No not at all never just so not possible... Yeah uh wont be surprised if it's unveiled at E3 this year and at E3 2016 its given a fall 2016 release date with its new Zelda launch game...
That would be fine and dandy if Iwata didn't already say that they won't be sharing details until 2016. Iwata isn't known for trolling, so I tend to trust that if he says nothing is coming until 2016, I'm inclined to believe him.
A lot people seem to believe or fear that. I never bought a Nintendo Wii U but from what I read almost all games coming for it now are Nintendo games. Their third party support seems to be almost zero and it can be that they try to release a new hardware that would make multiplatform games a possibility in the next years.
The stupidity continues. All Eiji said was 2015 release isnt the priority. Making the BEST and COMPLETE Zelda game ever to date is. The Nintendo NX is a code name. It hasnt taken off yet as Nintendo started planning it last year. A video game system takes 4-6 years to make. Common sense. Oh wait I forgot people are immune to it these days.
i doubt this is the case cause we have no idea if the NX is a home console or a handheld and also it could follow the footsteps of the last few Nintendo consoles where the system was announced the year before it was released (and before you say that they already announced they NX keep in mind i meant it like actually seeing and knowing that this platform is suppose to be)
PFFFHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Already?!? Really?!? I should've expected this...I should've...
Mmm I've been saying it allday
If the NX's main controller is a Wii U gamepad then sure.
Heeeell no. That gimmick crap is what put me off the Wii U in the first place.
I'm just saying. Seems like most of the game's control mechanics are centered around the second screen for a map and inventory...didn't mean I like it and want the gamepad as the NX controller.
Your loss. Keep sticking to the same traditional controllers and hiding your unreasonable hatred of the pad under the pretext of it being 'just a gimmick'. It can accomplish anything a traditional pad can, and far more. I swear, I've never seen so many people look down on something that gives them more options and conveniences just because it's not what they're used to. It's not a bad controller. Time to give something new a shot.
I don't what was so gimmicky about it. It was just like any other controller but with a screen.
You make great point
People that are saying this kind of stuff are stupid or at very least ignorant. When Nintendo announces a platform in a official form, it is released over a year after its announcement while don't say that because Iwata said about a new hardware, that does not mean that it was announced in a official way because the event that it was on was not about it. NX is a 2017 console, Nintendo's hardware has 5 year life span while 7th gen was a fluke for everyone.
I can see that happening. They gotta give buyers a reason to buy the next console year 1.
Zelda for IPhone 8, because we think Zelda be much better with Apples.
Nintendo could bundle 20 different nintendo games with the NX and it still won't sell without third party support, good online, good user interface, a real controller, and a console strong enough to handle most games that run on next gen consoles. Until then nothing they do will matter.
Sorry, but third party multiplats can never, EVER, carry Nintendo to success again. Their ports on the Wii U were too badly done. No one trusts them to do their ports right on Nintendo's home console line anymore. Nintendo fans won't support devs that don't give a crap about them, and third party lovers won't abandon their console loyalties for badly-done ports either, no matter how powerful the NX turns out to be. Nintendo needs to start paying for new exclusives and opening up new teams to replace all the multiplats that no one will see, nor buy if they appear, on the NX, and they need to court the better names in the indie scene more strongly for exclusives, too. Also, the game pad is just as much a 'real controller' as the DS4 or XBone controller. Quit dismissing it just because it's not traditional enough, or small enough, for you.
this seems really unfortunate. couldn't they have finished and released the game. and then for their new ideas that they had, the could of realized a dlc or expansion type thing?
Well if Nintendo release this on the NX and not on the WII U it will be a punch on people that have support them buying the WII U,they will lose support for the NX,im not seeing a Nintendo machine like the WII U die without seeing a Zelda game not to mention that AONUMA stated that the game its been DELAY BUT ITS BEEN MADE FOR WII U.
Plot twist: NX is the codename for New Wii U. Hilarity ensues.
Or a new handheld console. 4DS
I think I'm gonna become a journalist. It looks like I just need to put some random stuff together and say whatever I want to...
Its like people collectively lost their minds after the NX announcement. It could be Nintendo's replacement for Club Nintendo for all we know. lol People need to relax.
This, Seriously people jumped to conclusions it is the next home console, it could be a new handheld or something else. We know more on the vitality sensor than the NX.
Unless they pull another announcement on the scale of this one, it's coming for WiiU. Several times in the video Aonuma said "Zelda for WiiU", so it's pretty much confirmed it's coming for WiiU. Nintendo will open up NX with Mario most likely, with Zelda next year. Nintendo won't give up on WiiU until it's been a profitable console for Nintendo.
It IS a profitable right now. In fact; they're making more money off of the Wii U than Sony's making off of the PS4 or MS off of the XBOX One. Not my words; all it takes is a Google search.
The Wii U has failed. It's time for Nintendo to cut their losses, and move on to new hardware. Let's hope that their next system isn't based on an annoying gimmick, and instead actually offers solid gaming specs. They should have learned by now, gimmicks just aren't enough to move hardware, and they aren't enough to attract people to your platform. The Wii and Wii U have both proved this in a huge way.
It COULD happen but I don't see it as likely. Reason being that I don't think we will see the NX till the 3rd of 2017 and I think Zelda U will be done long enough before that that sitting on it till it can launch with NX doesnt make sense to me.
will not happen. every nintendo console ever has had at least one zelda game that is exclusive to it. wii u does not have an exclusive zelda yet, because hyrule warriors is a musou game and a spin off, and windwaker is a gamecube remake.
Did N. came out and said: "The new Zelda game will be for NX"? Stop speculating things. Wii U may be in a bad spot right now (sales-wise), but it's suicide if they skip a home console without a Zelda title.
Why can't anyone think positive about this delay...maybe they pushed Zelda Wii u back because retros metroid game is coming out nicely and ahead of schedule so its taking Zelda place as Wii u major holiday title for 2015 instead...I can dream right :)
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