Nintendo says it wouldn't announce a game that was years away from release. Zelda begs to differ

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has shot himself in the foot with comments relating to a new Samus Aran Metroid game.

"Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game."

What comes next is where Fils-Aime made his blunder.

"We also know that the best way to launch a game like that is to surprise and delight them, to give them a launch date, in an environment like this let them play it vs. what other companies do which is to announce a project that you may not see for five, six years. It's just not the way we do things."

Hang on a minute, Reggie. A new Legend of Zelda game for Wii U was announced way back in January 2013.

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-Foxtrot1213d ago

Everytime these guys open their mouths they dig themselves a bigger hole

pcz1212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

another day, another nail in the wiius coffin

to successfully hammer another nail into an already nail-riddled coffin day in, day out takes considerable skill

Dr-Scoobie1212d ago

To release an amazing game?

N4g_null1212d ago

Nope Zelda fans have shown they are willing to wait. Metroid fans are a little more desperate for a game there simply isn't the same amount of gamers wanting that.

Hey it's great ammo for the doom sayers though. What is cool is you are still talking about them so thanks they need it. Oyeah splatoon rocks still. Ranked battle are open and it's pretty intense, almost every one is at level 10 now.

see ya online.

-Foxtrot1212d ago

"see ya online"

What you have of it anyway

N4g_null1212d ago

It works pretty good. It's weird how you truly believe paying for Internet is better? Or is that what you are trying to imply?

I haven't even played the single player game yet... yeah the Internet is that good! I have a pc so I'm not sure what I'm missing on the other consoles as far as internet?

Hey be sure to log on as foxtrot and I'll make sure you don't leave your side of the map lol.

kaizokuspy1204d ago

Nintendos wiiU isn't a good console by today's standards. Quit defending it like it is. Once NX comes out, your wiiU will be useless. Why? Bc they are already having a hard time developing a bunch of games to populate it's offerings. When NX hits and they branch out into mobile gaming, you then have 3 platforms where dev teams will be split up. That's why the wiiU isn't a good by and the NX is a risky choice.

N4g_null1203d ago

Kaizo... the wiiu doesn't need defending. I just saying the truth. You obviously don't have one. I also play on pc and have a ps3. I don't miss anything on the ps3 network wise. I do like the stream lined os. We don't get too many dominating ads. I click on the game and bam it's online... it works. What is there to defend... it's the truth. I'm sorry that doesn't fit with your beliefs.

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FullmetalRoyale1212d ago

In their case it seems like pride, or false pride.
Take an arrogant guy getting his butt handed to him. What does this arrogant guy do? Accept that he bit off more than he could chew, or does he get back up thinking he'll knock him back THIS time? Now that's obviously a bit of a dramatic analogy, but still.. Looks like Nintendo is going with the latter. There comes a point when it starts becoming embarrassing, and I feel like the ship is sailing on that.

wonderfulmonkeyman1212d ago

He said they don't announce games that are 5 or 6 years away from release.
Zelda is not 5 or 6 years away from release.
Trolls are spinning his words to make him out to be a liar by conveniently ignoring the full quote.

He's said some dumb things lately, but in this particular instance he is right, and people are ignoring facts for the sake of bashing.

BiggerBoss1212d ago

People are bashing him because after E3, Nintendo has zero right to be talking smack on the other platforms

Gameseeker_Frampt1212d ago

"We also know that the best way to launch a game like that is to surprise and delight them, to give them a launch date, in an environment like this let them play it"

How exactly does Zelda for Wii U fit with that statement? The game was launched in 2013 without gameplay footage or a launch date, which according to Reggie is something that Nintendo doesn't do. I agree that people shouldn't be ignoring the full quote. Now if we could only find a way for diehard Nintendo apologists to read the quote.

wonderfulmonkeyman1212d ago


So because they had a negative E3, that suddenly makes all these people who are using MISREPRESENTATION OF HIS WORDS FOR THE SAKE OF BASHING an okay thing?

Dude, Zelda is not 5 or 6 years off.
That is A FACT.

No amount of suckage at E3 changes the fact that this article is MISREPRESENTING FACTS.

And you're all just merrily supporting this crap.
Because screw facts, ANTI-NINTENDO sentiments are what count.

It's emotionally driven garbage.

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RPGrinder1213d ago

If they do not want to show Zelda, it is up to them. Who cares. Nintendo has been the top publisher 3 years in a row. They have earned to do what they want with the software

iplay1up21213d ago

N showed X, Zelda, and others as well las year that were over a year away. Hell X, was almost as big of a deal as Zelda.

BitbyDeath1212d ago

They first showed the Wii U version of Zelda in 2011. Looks like it'll be another Last Guardian where it skips a gen due to hardware not being powerful enough to meet the intended vision.

gameboy11212d ago (Edited 1212d ago )

Nope are you guys def to what Nintendo say Zelda is looking even better on wiiu now then it did at E3 last year.

Zelda wiiu was not shown in 2011 there was a garden tech demo ect and twilight princess in HD ect,Zelda wiiu was 1st shown E32014 mate so not that long Nintendo said we dont show do you guys understand english SHOW....

voodoochild3461212d ago

That was a tech demo. They even said Zelda would Not look like that...

Acquiescence1212d ago

Don't forget Xenoblade as another example. That was announced ages ago.

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