Nintendo first unveiled a new Zelda title for Wii U at last year’s E3 Digital Event, and a second look, complete with commentary by Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma, followed at The Game Awards last December. Nintendo had originally planned to show us more of the game’s content at this year’s E3 and to have it playable on the show floor, but now that it’s been delayed and will no longer launch in the holiday season, Nintendo opted to remove it from their E3 plans.
Even so, the game is progressing quite nicely, according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. According to Reggie, there are plenty of more opportunities for
Zelda U to reappear, and when it does, it’s going to be wonderful.
“So again, our mentality is that we want to showcase at E3 games that are launching over the next six to nine months. That’s our mentality. Now, in fairness, we break our own rules all the time, but generally speaking, that’s our mentality. We had just announced a delay of Zelda, right, that it would not launch in 2015, and so we were concerned that by showing wonderful footage of the game, it would lead to further disappointment on behalf of the fan. So that was the judgement call that we made. There’ll be plenty of opportunities for us to showcase that game, and certainly, for those of us like myself who’ve seen the game and see how it’s progressing, you know, no fears, it’s gonna be wonderful.
“But we believe that this year we had a tremendous lineup, we had more than enough content to showcase this year at E3, and so it was a decision to ‘let’s not pour salt on the wound’ so to speak, and focus our next showing of Zelda at a later date.”
— Reggie Fils-Aime
Given that the game won’t be coming out in the next few months, are you glad that Nintendo withheld it, or would you have preferred another early look? Let us know what you think in the comments below!