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Zelda Wii U's Delay: How NX Factors In

GGG writes about how Nintendo's super secret NX project could effect Zelda Wii U and its recent delay.

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ritsuka666873d ago (Edited 873d ago )

Lol people jumping to conclusions again. Would people stop saying that crap?? The NX won't be released for another 3 years.

Metallox873d ago

The general form of Nintendo says the following: "Nintendo home consoles will always release five years after the release of the previous product and never earlier". Descartes doesn't lie.

So even if this new platform results to be a hybrid (home console + handheld), it shouldn't release until 2017. Considering this, I don't think the game is going to take that long.

mrbojingles873d ago

The article isn't saying that will happen, just exploring how it would go down if it did. To be fair, Wii U broke that trend by releasing six years after Wii and N64 was originally going to come out in lsyr 95, Cube was going to come out holiday 2000. Both got delayed due to lack of software. So Nintendo planned on giving SNES and 64 lives of 4 years in the past before things came up.

DougLord873d ago

Xmas 2017 sounds right based on what AMD is saying. AND expects to start selling chips to Nintendo in 2016. Need enough time for the 4.6 Tflop GPU to be affordable. So spring/summer 2017 in Japan. XMAS for US.

mikeslemonade873d ago (Edited 873d ago )

Fall of 2016 the NX will come out. You Nintendo apologist are just stubborn that your console doesn't have many games and you want it to have more games, so it can justify your purchase.

gameboy1873d ago

If it cant do it in 4k whats the point ??

Gamer777873d ago

If the consoles was 4k capable for all games it would likely cost a ridiculous amount wouldn't it? Consoles are meant to be affordable .

Summons75873d ago

What's the point in trying to focus on that? General TVs can't output in 4k and 4k TVs are waaaaay over priced right now. 4K looks awesome but it won't be dominate for a while.

superchiller873d ago

Nope, the NX will be out a lot sooner than that. Nintendo is in poor shape right now, due to the failure of the Wii U and declining 3DS sales. If they don't get a new system out there soon, they'll be done with gaming hardware for good.

Which might not be a bad thing, since all of their gaming hardware has been mediocre for over a decade. If they build the NX around a gimmick like all their recent consoles, it's going to be doomed as well.

saviin872d ago

Can I have a hit of that

DC777873d ago

It amazes me how people think there is some type of "law" to console generations. There isn't. If it is obvious that your product is doing poorly after your 2 biggest system sellers come out, you move on.

They don't even have any 2016 games we know of yet and it's usually not the case we know of none.

So while this may not be true there is sufficient evidence it is possible.

a_adji873d ago

2017 isnt 3 years. The wii U wont last another 3 years.

Debaitable873d ago

Just because they announced to the public doesn't mean it's years off. R&D for new consoles begin as soon as one is launched. This is no secret. Wii U's uphill battle is only going to get steeper from here.

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miyamoto873d ago (Edited 873d ago )

Could it be that Nintendo needs a huge blockbusting hardcore title for NX launch? Very interesting.... considering how Nintendo is struggling with HD games...

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory873d ago

*facepalm

NX is not coming next year.

deadpoolio316873d ago

Nobody said it was coming next year....The most likely scenario, Zelda for the Wii U was moved to development on the NX, then at E3 THIS YEAR, Nintendo unveils the NX...Starts building Hype and at E3 2016 reveals that the new console will drop in fall 2016 and that Zelda is now a launch title for that system......

They did it with Twilight Princess there is ZERO reason why they wouldn't do it again, the Wii U might get a port. But IF Nintendo is smart they will not port it to the Wii U forcing people to actually go out and purchase the new console IF they want to play it...

themonado873d ago (Edited 873d ago )

They said they aren't revealing any information about NX until next year, so don't count on that kind of scenario.

The 10th Rider873d ago

Deadpoolio:

"Nobody said it was coming next year" *Proceeds to tell everyone it's coming next year*

DC777873d ago

You say that but you forget that they already are looking at their end of year numbers for Wii U which have to be reported to their shareholders and the public in the near future.

DEATHxTHExKIDx873d ago

I say NX is Late 2017, sometime 2018. ZeldaU releases in 2016 but, we might see a twilight Princess situation and have it on WiiU and NX.

deadpoolio316873d ago

They are completely retarded if they release a Wii U port of the Zelda game at this point....

Juat watch at E3 2015 they will talk about the new console maybe actually show it, then at E3 2016 they announce that the new console releases FALL 2016 and that the Zelda game is now a launch title for that system....

Nintendo cult members can deny it all they want, but the Wii U is a failure, it has sold less than 10 million units in the 2 years it's been out and nothing so far has saved it. They want to get away from failure and start hopefully printing money again. They have ZERO first party games releasing this year now that they moved Zelda

DEATHxTHExKIDx873d ago

Possible but that seems like big stretch to have a new console next year.

The 10th Rider873d ago

Splatoon, Mario Maker, Yoshi's Wooly World, Xenoblade, Star Fox..."ZERO", nice try. Add in Devil's Third, and whatever they announce and they've got a decent line up.

If you're going to try and hide your trolling at least get your facts straight.

Blackleg-sanji873d ago (Edited 873d ago )

The delay doesn't bother me it's the no e3 part that's worrying

Edit:what did I say that was wrong my God!!?

The 10th Rider873d ago

Lol, just fanboys.

I like Nintendo but I totally agree with you. If they aren't planning on showing it at this E3 does that mean they don't expect it to release until after next E3? That'd really be upsetting to me.

They do have quite a bit to show off already, though, so it makes a bit of sense. Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World, Devil's Third, Xenoblade, Star Fox, and plenty of other potential titles like Retro's new game, Intelligent Systems' seeming Wii U game, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Next Level games'seeming Wii U game, Project Giant Robot or Project Guard, maybe some big Mario Kart or Smash Bros DLC pack. Potentially there could also be more third party partnerships like they had with Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors and Devil's Third.

Knowing all that and hearing this quote made me feel a bit better: "Because we’d like to focus on developing the game, we aren’t planning on showing it at this year’s E3, where we will be highlighting games launching in 2015. We will let you know when we’re ready to share more specifics."