By now you have heard the news that Iwata and the lovely people over at Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda game that they said was coming out in 2015 during their video last year at E3, showed off the glorious open world that would have been in the game, the guys sitting in front of the television and their Wii U testing out the game, gawking over the fact that there was a dungeon in the near distance and explaining what the touchscreen gaming pad would do as a companion in the game…will NOT be coming out in 2015.
I’m kind of angry about this.
I’m not totally angry, though. I’m more disappointed than angry. Disappointed that I didn’t see this coming from Nintendo sooner. Disappointed that I didn’t see the warning signs and question them sooner, before the news about their push back was released.
When they released the video of the guys playing this, I sat there and gawked over the graphics, just like you guys. I started to take my money out of my wallet and before I started making it rain all over my laptop, I had a thought. That thought was this: “What if this is just a green screen?”
I mean, it looked cool to see people actually “playing” Zelda U on the Wii U and seeing how it looks. However (as we figured out this week) that’s the only thing playable or near playable done that these guys have. Just that little patch of the LARGE map that they told us was going to be available in 2015.
Still excited, though. I didn’t say anything because I thought that Nintendo would, you know, be a company of their word and put out a Zelda game for the Wii U (something that they haven’t done, unless you count Hyrule Warriors…which I don’t…as it’s more of a fantasy than an actual Zelda game).
After that video, nothing was said or done to make me happy about this game or show that this game was close to being finished. NOW I realize why. This game isn’t finished. This game won’t be finished until some time in 2016 and will PROBABLY be on the way out from the Wii U and into the new system code named “NX”.
It sucks. It sucks for people, like myself, who bought the Wii U in hopes of playing a new Zelda game, an open world Zelda game, sometime this year. It sucks that now we have to wait to play it. It sucks that the people who bought the Wii U will probably have to get the NX in order to play the new Zelda game. It just sucks.
Just to be clear, I love Nintendo and am having a lot of enjoyment playing Mario Kart and Smash on it. The reason I got a Wii U isn’t solely based on playing those two games. I want to be amerced in the world of Hyrule or Skyloft. Where’s me fighting Ganondorf?
To Nintendo’s credit, they did take baby steps earlier this week with the announcement of the Wii U Virtual Console getting a major update later on by getting N64 games galore, which will include Mario 64 and (just a consolation prize) Legend of Zelda: OoT.
They also did announce a cool thing for Mario Kart 8, where they are going to release the Animal Crossing DLC in May AND add a 200cc track for free. Only if there was some way for me to explain how excited how this news…oh, I know: “WHERE THE HELL IS MY ZELDA U!?”
Also, announced at their Nintendo Direct, the next set of Amiibos will be released in May, which will include the likes of Robin, Lucina, Wario, Pac-Man, Ness and Charizard…which is cool…but where’s the new Zelda game?
Baby steps to patch my heart, guys. Baby steps.