UPDATE: VG 24/7 mistakenly reported the release of Zelda U. The financial report, which can now found here, lists A Link Between Worlds as “early 2014,” in Japan, while it lists Zelda U as “TBD.” So it looks like we still don’t know much about the release date for Zelda U, but it was fun while it lasted. Hopefully Iwata will have news for us soon.
According to a report made today by VG 24/7, the as-of-yet unannounced original Zelda title for Wii U is scheduled for release in “early 2014.” The report references “Nintendo’s financials for the three months ending June 30” as their source, but they have left no link to verify their information.
It seems incredibly strange that Nintendo would just suddenly make this announcement out of the blue in a financial report, though it’s possible—albeit quite unlikely—that this may be a mistake. We have however, heard great progress reports, so a 2014 launch isn’t too out of the ordinary. It seems a little sudden, especially considering that part of the reason The Wind Waker HD is being released is to make the wait for Zelda U easier, but at the same time, the inner Zelda fan in me just wants this to be true so badly! Either way, don’t take this as a certain fact until we can get more definite verification.