It feels fore eons since we first saw that footage of Link on the Wii U screen. Though news of the so called “Zelda Wii U” has been minuscule at best, we have all still been waiting in great anticipation for this apparently paradigm-shifting Zelda title, that will somehow change the way we view Zelda. It’s a tall order to live up to, and until now, they haven’t really given themselves any time restrictions in which to make such a game, but that changes today! Maybe…
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On July 31st, video game website VG247 released their quarterly summary of Nintendo’s profits. The statistics are uninspiring, to say the least, with Wii U sales being far below where they should be and showing that no Wii U games are turning much of a profit, but it does come with another small glimpse of information. It states, rather briefly, that the “Legend of Zelda Wii U” is pushed back until “early 2014. That sounds almost too good to be true… only a few months after the release of the Wii U version of The Wind Waker?
Sadly, that’s probably due to them misconstruing it for something it isn’t. By “Zelda Wii U” they are likely referring to the remake of The Wind Waker. This would make much more sense, considering how strange it would be for them to release the new console Zelda game within only a few months of The Wind Waker HD (not to mention A Link Between Worlds). But I can’t help but wonder: why would they use the terminology they did if they were referring to The Wind Waker HD? Can they really be that misinformed? Sadly, the answer is likely “yes”.
Whether remake or not, whatever game they’re talking about gives us all a good reason to dust off that Wii U that we’ve been using as a doorstop, and play some Zelda in HD! All we can do now is hope for the best and await more news, so keep checking the site every day, because we’ll be quick to update when it comes around. Lastly, I suggest you look at the information found here, as the stats are really interesting.
So what do you think? Are you ready for Zelda Wii U? Do you think they’re referring to The Wind Waker or a new title altogether? How do you feel either game will affect sales of the Wii U console? Leave your comments below!