I was confident about three things this year; 1) Uncharted 4 wouldn’t make it to this year, 2) I would fall in love with the new 3DS and 3) The Legend of the Zelda for Wii U would be ready to play by Christmas this year. As Meatloaf once said, two out three ain’t bad, because Zelda for Wii U has been delayed.
Let’s Start with the Sadness
I can’t honestly sit and say I’m happy that Zelda for Wii U has been delayed. Nintendo seemed veers confident that the game was coming out by the end of the year, and I couldn’t help but believe them. I know a delayed game eventually good, and a rushed game is bad forever but I hoped that I’d be playing Zelda by the end of the year.
The delay makes sense, improve it. One day, I’d like to break down the problems I have with Skyward Sword, I wonder how many of those problems would still be in the game if it had been delayed.
Now for the Speculation
The delay I can face, but Nintendo coming out and saying that the game won’t be mentioned at E3 is plain shocking. I also don’t believe it. I don’t believe they won’t mention it, even just a brief trailer to close the show out with. If I was a betting man, I’d bet that we get a trailer or something for the game at E3.
Staying on the speculation train, let’s have a think how Nintendo are going to close the year out without Zelda. So, we’ve got Star Fox. I wouldn’t be surprised if games like Yoshi’s Woolly World & Mario Maker are summer games, which leaves Star Fox to close the year out with. That an whatever Nintendo choose to show us at E3. A new Metroid? The return of F Zero? Or a 3D Mario game? Maybe none of the above; that seems like the most likely option.
Where Do We Go From Here?
We haven’t had a Nintendo Direct in a long time. I wouldn’t be surprised if we found out more about Zelda Wii U in a Nintendo Direct later this year. Or at least, I hope so.