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The new Legend of Zelda game for Wii U has already been delayed past its originally intended 2015 launch, and now, according to Nintendo?s financial report, it may be pushed out of 2016 as well.

The financial report, which lists expected release dates for Nintendo?s 3DS and Wii U titles, has The Legend of Zelda listed with a TBD release window. That’s troubling when you consider that other games on the list have been given generic “2016” launch targets. Though this doesn?t mean that the game has been set back to 2017 for sure, having no confirmed launch window in calendar 2016 makes a later release more likely.

One factor that could affect the game?s release is the development of Nintendo?s next console, the mysterious Nintendo NX. There?s a precedent within the franchise?back in 2005, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess experienced similar delays. Expected to release on the GameCube in 2005, Twilight Princess was pushed back another year, and the game came out on the GameCube and the new-at-the-time Wii simultaneously in 2006. Could Nintendo be planning something similar for the end of the Wii U and the advent of the NX?

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

The Legend of Zelda Wii U still not confirmed for 2016 release

By Emma Schaefer | 07/29/2015 07:39 PM PT

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The new Legend of Zelda game for Wii U has already been delayed past its originally intended 2015 launch, and now, according to Nintendo?s financial report, it may be pushed out of 2016 as well.

The financial report, which lists expected release dates for Nintendo?s 3DS and Wii U titles, has The Legend of Zelda listed with a TBD release window. That’s troubling when you consider that other games on the list have been given generic “2016” launch targets. Though this doesn?t mean that the game has been set back to 2017 for sure, having no confirmed launch window in calendar 2016 makes a later release more likely.

One factor that could affect the game?s release is the development of Nintendo?s next console, the mysterious Nintendo NX. There?s a precedent within the franchise?back in 2005, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess experienced similar delays. Expected to release on the GameCube in 2005, Twilight Princess was pushed back another year, and the game came out on the GameCube and the new-at-the-time Wii simultaneously in 2006. Could Nintendo be planning something similar for the end of the Wii U and the advent of the NX?

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM