The Legend of Zelda Delayed to 2017, Confirmed for Wii U and NX


Hey look! It’s Twilight Princess all over again, despite Nintendo’s repeated previous denials.

As most gamers and pundits have surmised for some time now, the next Legend of Zelda, originally scheduled to release as a Wii U exclusive back in 2015, has in fact been in simultaneous development for Nintendo’s next console, the codenamed NX. Both versions will launch in tandem next year, Nintendo confirmed early this morning.

Yep, you read that right. This announcement also brings with it the news that the game has been delayed yet again, now to 2017. Obviously that means 2017 will be the year of the NX mystery console launch; a release window of March 2017 is the current projection.

With that said, Nintendo has confirmed that the NX will not have a presence at E3 but will be fully unveiled at a later date this year. The Legend of Zelda game, on the other hand, will be playable for the first time on Wii U during E3. In fact, Nintendo will be focusing its entire event around showcasing Link’s next adventure so much that it will be the company’s only playable game at the show.

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