Despite Legend Of Zelda having been announced to make an appearance on our gaming shelves in late 2015, news came down from Nintendo that the slated game has been delayed. Veteran series producer Eiji Aonuma made a video announcement about the news on Nintendo’s social media sites, and also announced the game wont be placed in the E3 games event.
Aonuma chalked up the delay as a result of discovering “several new possibilities” that ameliorate the game experience of Zelda on the Wii U, and Nintendo needs more time to realise them. But a part of us thinks that this may have to do with their announcement of going into mobile games with Dena.
Aonuma talked about the delay of Legend Of Zelda:
So I must apologize to all of you who were expecting the game by year’s end, but we are no longer making a 2015 release our number one priority. Instead, our priority is to make it the ultimate and most complete Zelda game. I hope to use the added time to make a Zelda on Wii U that will reward you for your patience. So thank you for your continued support.
See the announcement video from Eiji Aonuma in the player below:
The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was going to be one of Nintendo’s biggest 2015 titles. Nintendo still has a decent roster of games aimed for the Wii U this year, like Splatoon, Mario Maker, Star Fox, and Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi’s Woolly World, in addition to whatever surprises Nintendo may have in store at E3.
Could we see the Legend Of Zelda making a mobile game appearance alongside the Wii U. Maybe they are forward thinking re compatibility with their recently announced NX game console? Or maybe with new complications arising with their partnerships and resulting workload just added on a bit to their to-do list? In any case it’s better to measure 10,000 times and cut once than to measure once and cut 10,000 times. So a little wait won’t be too detrimental to fans we think. This guy can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Delays are coming fast and heavy with games nowadays, but we think the likes of Assassin’s Creed: Unity has become a bit of a cautionary game tale as how not to make a video game. And with an extensive open world that Legend Of Zelda boasts, undoubtedly Nintendo will be taking the time to make sure they dot their ‘i’s and cross their ‘t’s.