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'The Legend of Zelda' Wii U Release Date and News Update; Development Delays; Toon Link Playable Character to Appear in Nintendo 3DS

( [email protected] ) Sep 10, 2015 01:27 AM EDT
The Legend of Zelda on the Wii U console is one of the most highly-anticipated video games to date. But the long-wait is keeping loyal fans of the game on the edge seats as there have been countless rumors about its eventual release date.
The Legend Of Zelda Wii U is seen as the last hope for Nintendo's ailing Wii U game console. Nintendo has had an interesting decline for the past few years as the Wii U never lived up to the predecessor of the Wii. The biggest disappointments for fans of the console is that no new The Legend of Zelda game came out for the Wii U. It was supposed to be in 2015, but it will now come out with the Nintendo NX, the next generation of system. However, there has to be some more games then just The Legend of Zelda, and here are a list including Mario and Pokemon. Nintendo/Youtube

The Legend of Zelda on the Wii U console is one of the most highly-anticipated video games to date. But the long-wait is keeping loyal fans of the game on the edge seats as there have been countless rumors about its eventual release date.

However, it was a disappointing news to the video gaming community when Nintendo released its quarterly financial report classifying The Legend of Zelda Wii U as having a TBD (to be announced) release date. This means that the release date of the title is pushed back once again to a later date.

In March this year, the Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma released a video message admitting that the title, once touted as the biggest release for this year, is not going to be released in 2015.

Aonuma said that the development team has come up with new ideas for the game. Rather than cut them or amend them to make deadline, the team will be working without a specific deadline.

In a report, Christian Today assured that delays are common in big-name games which are undergoing massive development and upgrade. However, amongst the big title games, only The Legend of Zelda has a TBD status on its release date. And because Nintendo has already delayed the release of the game until 2016, there are speculations the release of The Legend of Zelda might be further pushed back anew.

According to iDigitalTimes, there are also reports that Nintendo will launch The Legend of Zelda in its upcoming new console, the NX system. Industry insiders believe it will be a good marketing strategy for the Japanese game maker and console producer to launch the new device with a big-name game like The Legend of Zelda franchise.

However, Nintendo of America's executive vice-president of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt doused cold waters into the rumors.

He said, "We confirmed that a Zelda game, a new Zelda experience is in development for the Wii U and we have our team hard at work on that. We want that to be the best Zelda experience. Fans have been waiting for and deserve a game when it's ready, when it's fully featured and when it can live up to what we would like to deliver."

Toon Link and Helmaroc King Making Appearance on Nintendo 3DS

Meanwhile, Toon Link and Helmaroc King are reported to be making the jump from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker to Hyrule Warriors Legends on the Nintendo 3DS, according to Arcade Sushi.

The report writes, "Earlier this year, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo announced that they are bringing Hyrule Warriors to the 3DS. This Dynasty Warriors-esque game takes the franchise's signature style of combat featuring 1 vs. 100s and gives it all a Hylian makeover. We previously learned that the King of Red Lions, Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, will be a playable character added to the Hyrule Warriors roster. Likewise, Tetra, Princess Zelda's pirate-y alter ego, has been added as well. Both of these characters debuted in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker."

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