Looks like we’re going to be waiting on that open-world Zelda game for the Wii U as Nintendo has officially pushed back it’s 2015 release date to 2016.
“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,” series producer Eiji Aonuma said in a video update. “As we have worked to turn these possibilities into reality, new ideas have continued to spring forth, it now feels like we have the potential to create something that exceeds even my own expectations.
“As I have watched our development progress, I have come to think that rather than work with meeting a specific schedule as our main objective, and releasing a game that reflects only what we can create within that scheduled time, I feel strongly that our focus should be to bring all these ideas to life in a way that will make The Legend of Zelda on Wii U the best game it can possibly be.”
Nintendo of America took to Twitter shortly after confirming that the game will not be making an appearance at E3 this year.
With the recent announcement of Nintendo going mobile and possible new hardware called the NX, many have speculated that we may be seeing another instance of the game being released on 2 platforms a la Twilight Princess, which saw the titled game as a trending topic on Twitter shortly after the announcement. Hopefully we’ll hear more soon on the project.