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The Legend of Zelda for Wii U Delayed

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm by Justin Cavender

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U E3

Yesterday The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Anonuma announced The Legend of Zelda for Wii U has been officially delayed. Furthermore, the game will not have a presence at this year’s E3 as Nintendo looks to preview games scheduled to arrive in 2015.

“Since I declared at The Game Awards in December that the game would launch in 2015, the directors and the many members of the development team have been working hard developing the game to make it the best it can be. In these last three months, as the team has experienced firsthand the freedom of exploration that hasn’t existed in any Zelda game to date, we have discovered several new possibilities for this game,” Mr. Aonuma said in a video below. Later going on to explain “it now feels like we have the potential to create something that exceeds even my own expectation.”

So there you have it folks. Those of you that listen to the Pixelated Podcast know that both Stephen and I want a game to be released when it’s finished. Delivering an unfinished product infuriates the gaming community, leaving us to question the quality of future titles. Sure we have to sit around eating Bonbons, but it’s encouraging to know the entire development team wants to give this title the attention it deserves. Let’s just hope Starfox for Wii U is still on track for a 2015 release…

Check out gameplay footage from The Legend of Zelda for Wii U at last year’s Game Awards held in Last Vegas. Here you’ll see an open world environment with Link riding around on Epona.

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