Rizz Rant: Zelda. Not on the Wii U. Rawr.

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?”

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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).

Then…nothing.

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?

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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!?”

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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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Top 5 Most Wanted Games in 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Normally during this time, we all like to look back at the good and the bad of the previous year. However, when have I did anything normal? 2015 looks like it’s going to be a good year for video games and here comes my top five (I know it’s not Friday) of video games that I (and you) am waiting for the next year:

5. Splatoon – Hold up! What?! A Nintendo exclusive? That’s not Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Smash Bros, Mario Party, Toad, or Yoshi?! Wha?! Nintendo, what are you doing?! In all fairness, this game looks like it’s going to be an amazing plug in and play with your friends type of game. It reminds me of Paintball mode in GoldenEye but the bullets aren’t just pellets of paint, but entire paint buckets.

4. Battlefield: Hardline – I’ve been unimpressed with the Call of Duty franchise, as of late and have always wanted to play Battlefield. Hardline looks like a good game to start with, as it is a different look at this kind of FPS and moving away from actual war. Hardline is more cops and robbers and it still looks amazing. Battlefield: Hardline hits stores in March.

3. Legend of Zelda – Now, there’s no name for this…yet. Does there have to be? They could just name this “The Legend of Zelda: Worst Game Ever” and I’m still going to buy this game. When they announced this at E3, it was already known that it was going to be played A LOT during the new year. Zelda U has only got my anticipation up and up and up and I just can’t wait to see what they did to make it look beautiful. It is looking to be a great year for Nintendo, it’s going to be topped off by this video game.

2. Evolve – 4 v. 1. FOUR! VERSUS! ONE! AND THE ONE IN THE FOUR V. ONE GAME IS A GIANT FRIGGIN’ MONSTER! TELL ME YOU’RE NOT HYPED FOR WRECKING (or rekking) FOUR OF YOUR FRIENDS OR TOTAL STRANGERS THIS GAME AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE A STINKY LIAR. A SMELLY STINKY LIAR!

Now, before I get to my last game, I’m going to branch out for a moment and give you one of the UPDATES that I am really looking forward to in 2015 and I bet you know what I am going to say. HEISTS ARE FINALLY COMING! THE HEISTS IN GTA HAVE BEEN THE MOST ANTICIPATED THING FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS AND FINALLY HEISTS WILL BE A THING! BUT WHEN?! WHEN ROCKSTAR!? WHEEEEENNNNN!?

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1. Bloodborne – There’s a reason why I got a PS4. It wasn’t for a newer and crispier Destiny, it wasn’t for MLB: The Show. However, it was for the chance to play one of the most anticipated games of 2015. Bloodborne. You know why? Because I am the one of the selected few that enjoyed (and defeated) Dark Souls II. I’m going to spend a gigantic amount of time on this one and will probably destroy my life while doing so but that’s why I loved Dark Souls so much and, more than likely, enjoy this game even more…for the challenge.

What games are you looking forward to in 2015?

Have a safe and awesome 2015!