Posted on May 09 2014 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
It would seem the pre-E3 hype is striking again, as rumors are running rampant. Today, Gamnesia posted about a supposed leak for Sony’s entire E3 Press Conference, and now we’re adding to that tidbit today with a supposed leak for the Zelda series. We’ve had 3 different sources talk to us privately, with one of them reportedly a former staff member at Nintendo Treehouse.
There were several details that were disclosed in private to us, but the one all three sources agreed upon was the release date for Hyrule Warriors and Zelda U. Hyrule Warriors will reportedly be hitting in Fall of this year, while Zelda U is slated for Spring 2015. Given that Hyrule Warriors is hitting in August in Japan, a Fall date for the west doesn’t seem too far fetched. We know Nintendo almost showed off Zelda U at last years E3, but it’s pretty much hopeful wishing for it to land within this calendar year. One of the sources claimed it would hit before the end of this fiscal year, making a February or March release possible.
It should be noted that none of these sources have been verified by us, including the supposed former Nintendo Treehouse staff member. I’ve reached out to Nintendo for comment, and to specifically research the former staff member as that could at least clear up one of the sources. At the end of the day, these rumors could be true based on the given timelines, but I would take this with a grain of salt. Rumors run rampant this time of year and we get literally hundreds of emails with supposed claims. Even if true, the sources very well could be fake. This isn’t a Remember Zordiana moment for us, just a passing along of information we feel could be true, but we sincerely doubt the validity of the sources.
So, what do you think? Are these dates possible? On a personal note, I sincerely doubt the sources validity (aka, likely fake), but I find the timetables to be realistic. We’ll find out for sure on June 10th.