Posts Tagged ‘Zelda’

Is Nintendo delaying Zelda in order to release it on the NX too?

zelda-nx-640x341Nintendo shocked everyone when they announced that the upcoming Zelda game for the Wii U will be delayed until 2016. Not only that, they won’t be showing off the game at all at the upcoming E3 2015. Bummer.

The official reason from Zelda developer Eiji Aonuma is that the development team has “discovered several new possibilities for this game”. He said that the developers would like to “bring all these ideas to life”, and to make it the best Zelda ever.

But perhaps there is another reason for the delay. A more practical, and business-driven decision. When Aonuma says “several new possibilities”, that cold have something to do with Nintendo next console, the NX. The “new possibilities” of more powerful hardware in the NX.

Not to mention that the NX is rumored for a 2016 release, as hardware maker AMD has gone on record saying that they have developed a new architecture for a console slated for a 2016 release.

This is exactly what happened to Zelda Twilight Princess. It was originally meant to be released only on the GameCube. Then it got delayed, then Nintendo announced that it would be coming out to the GameCube and their new console, the Wii. In fact, Twilight Princes was a Wii launch title.

This could be what’s going on with the new Zelda: Nintendo is planning on releasing it both on the Wii U, and their upcoming NX console as a launch title. It would also signal that Nintendo is finally done with the Wii U.

By delaying Zelda to 2016, Nintendo would have an amazing launch title for their new console, and Wii U owners will still get their Zelda game. Albeit a bit late…

Source: Wii U Daily

Zelda Wii U game won’t be shown at E3 2015

legend-of-zelda-wii-u1-640x360Nintendo shocked the gaming world (and Wii U owners) yesterday by announcing that the upcoming Zelda Wii U game was delayed to 2016. Now we’ve gotten even more bad news from Nintendo.

Not only has the company delayed Zelda to next year, they won’t be showing off the game at E3 2015. A company spokesperson said that this year’s E3, which takes place in Los Angeles in June, will only focus on 2015 Wii U and 3DS games.

Here’s what Nintendo told IGN about showcasing Zelda at E3:

“Because we’d like to focus on developing the game [Zelda], we aren’t planning on showing it at this year’s E3, where we will be highlighting games launching in 2015.”

If Nintendo will focus E3 on Wii U games that will be released this year, they better announce a few new ones (Metroid?). Because Zelda was the one game every Wii U owner was looking forward to, so Nintendo better have something half-decent as a replacement.

Or maybe they’ll just reveal the new NX console…

Source: Wii U Daily

The Legend of Zelda Wii U won’t be out in 2015

legend-of-zelda-wii-u1-640x360For Wii U fans expecting the latest installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise, you’ve got quite a bit longer to wait now, thanks to a video posted on Facebook by the series producer, Eiji Aonuma. In it, Aonuma apologizes to fans and says, “We are no longer making a 2015 release our number one priority.”

The game is based on an open world concept, which is something new for the Zelda series. Aonuma has been careful about the footage we’ve seen so far, with especially with the clip shown at last year’s E3 event and again at the Video Game Awards last year. According to Aonuma, the reason the team has decided not to target a 2015 release is that new possibilities have been discovered in the game and the team wants to explore them to ensure the best experience is delivered for players.

Ouch. That certainly hurts, but as Shigeru Miyamoto is fond of saying, a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.

Source: Wii U Daily

Iwata says the Zelda Netflix rumor is based on inaccurate information

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After last week’s announcement that it will embrace mobile gaming, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata conducted an interview with TIME where he discusses several aspects of the company’s business strategy. The second part of that interview went live today, where TIME discussed some of the recent rumors about projects coming from Nintendo.

One of the topics of discussion was whether or not the rumored Netflix Zelda project is actually real and if Nintendo will be lending the Legend of Zelda franchise to a company in order to produce a live-action series based on the lore of the series. According to Iwata, the rumors of that happening are based on incorrect information, but the way Iwata chooses to phrase that statement leaves us to believe something similar could be in the works.

Here’s what Iwata said when asked to comment on the rumors in the interview:

“As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.”

As of right now, Iwata isn’t doing much to dissuade the idea that there could be a television series based on the show. The only thing he’s dissuaded is that it might not be in partnership with Netflix.

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Source: Wii U Daily

Wind Waker LEGO Idea set nearly at goal for consideration

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One of the unique things about LEGO is how well branded sets appeal to consumers. The company has taken this idea to the public in the past few years, opening the LEGO Ideas website for fans to imagine all sorts of unique LEGO sets that could be created. It’s worked to bring some absolutely fantastic sets to the public, including the Minecraft LEGO set that became popular a few years ago.

Now, a LEGO set based on The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is up for consideration. The set features The King of Red Lions with several interchangeable parts, as well as an island where Link can perform various activities. Here’s a short list of some of the features of the set:

1) The King of Red Lions sail is moveable and his head can be turned and placed in a variety of positions. The sail can be swapped out for the cannon (non-firing).

2)There is an enemy warship to battle.

3) Link can fight the Chu-chu jellies on the island. Also, the rock can be removed to revealing a hole that leads to secret chamber where. Link must then battle the spiders to retrieve the treasure. The chamber is accessible via a hinge.

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The set creator says the set should contain about 576 pieces in order to recreate the island and the boat, which is intricately designed to allow you to move his neck around. The set has been up for some time, but it’s finally nearing its goal of supporters to be considered as an actual production set. If you’re interested in supporting it, be sure to check out the page and let LEGO know that you’d be interested in purchasing this set, should it be made available to the public in a production run.

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Source: Wii U Daily