Zelda Wii U rumors claim 2015 release date

By Alan Ng - May 27, 2013

For those planning to tune into Nintendo’s upcoming Direct event at E3 2013, one of the expected highlights that Wii U owners want to see, is a fresh update on the status of the Zelda game for Wii U. We have hardly heard anything on the game after its stunning tech demo appearance a few years ago, but the latest rumors for the game aren’t likely to be good reading either.

The original Zelda title that Nintendo are planning is going to be built from the ground up and isn’t a continuation of or linked to one of the existing games in the series – such as A Link to the Past 2 for the 3DS, which has been based off the amazing SNES classic.

That means that Nintendo are taking their time on the game and have so far been unable to provide an official title for the game, or some actual gameplay to keep us busy. An obvious reason for this is simply because Nintendo are not ready to show anything, with the game nowhere near being close to completion.

However, what reaction would a 2015 release date for the Zelda game be met with? Some apparent ‘insider’ information has been posted to Neogaf, saying that Zelda for the Wii U has now become a ‘mid 2015 title at the soonest’. To narrow it down even further, the source has even suggested that the game could release towards November 2015 or Christmas 2015.

It goes without saying that this is perhaps a longer than everyone had expected to play the game – if true. It also means that potentially we still have over two years to go until Zelda on the Wii U is out – can you wait that long or not? Instead, Super Smash Bros is now thought to be the main Wii U seller in 2014, with Zelda to follow the next year.

There’s also additional hints that Zelda on the Wii U could feature the ‘longest’ story seen in the whole series to date. Do you think a 2015 release date is plausible for the game, considering that we have seen nothing on the game so far? You only have to look at Final Fantasy Versus XIII as a classic example of how long some games can take to come out.

As we await new Zelda Wii U information at E3 2013, give us your thoughts on a potential 2015 release date for the game.

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  • MnbolingnM

    Crap, I’m okay with the 2015 part, because I was expecting that, and I love that it’s going to be long, but, WHY IS IT NOT A SEQUEL TO TP!!! I want a TP sequel, but I would want it to he a new Link. It will probably be good though, VERY good.

  • @sshjj?(ö(öjw

    2014 was to early anyways. Now days Zelda’s are 4-5 years apart, so 2015 makes perfect sense.

  • Name

    Why were people even expecting 2014, everyone knew deep down that would mean a rushed Zelda, wait, Majora’s Mask was a rushed Zelda, and… NINTENDO, WHY DIDN’T YOU MAKE THIS COME OUT, WAIT, LET ME CHECK. NOW! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  • Paul Phillips

    We only got an original wii zelda about 5 years after the wii released. I can believe this.

  • William Short

    2015, I can wait. I got skyward sword, majora mask, phantom hour glass, twilight princess plus LTTP 2, OOT 3D, and Wind waker HD, yeah I can wait

  • Freefaller

    While it sucks to wait this long, I am also a bit relieved. I want a Zelda that is not rushed.

  • Technobody

    Let”s hope the wiiu is still around!

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    They can take as long as they need… Nintendo has just gotta make it the most epic Zelda to date and I will be happy with the end product.

  • Josh

    Ah well, guess it will be one superb game being the making for so long. This is kind of a make or break for Nintendo so I am sure they are taking no risks. I will buy a Wii U when this releases or sooner if another game catches my eye. Keep it up Nintendo! Gameplay > Graphics!

  • oops. looking for a reason to buy that other ill-fated console, the badly named Wii U? better find a new reason. apparently the latest re-interpretation of Zelda ain’t comin out of the Nintendo re-washing machine for a little more than another 2 years, fanboys. #sorry #betterlucknexttime #nintendo #wiiu #fail

    • Josh

      You sound distressed Chris, take it easy man you don’t have to hashtag your emotions so fiercely. There is life outside of gaming that needs levelling too lmao

      • copied my comment from the post of this to my google+ circles. hence, the hashtags.

        • Jeff Firberger

          Video Games are NOT real life, Chris!!

          Video Games are TOYS!!!

    • I’m confused, isn’t 2015 about what everyone was expecting? It was certainly the rough time period I had in mind. After all, the last new home console Zelda only came out 18 months ago (which itself came five years after its predecessor). And in the meantime there will be a new Zelda on the 3DS and an HD remake of Wind Waker on the Wii U coming, as well as Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages landing on the 3DS eShop imminently. Feel pretty spoiled for Zelda at the moment. The last thing we want is them banging out a half-arsed title every year or so like Call of Duty or some such bunkum.

      • Ryan

        Key word: 3DS

  • Name

    Mid 2015 is too early. Zelda games mostly come out in November, so I think it’s November 2015. My reaction to a 2015 release date would be like this. “Duh, who really thought it would come in 2014 anyways? They announced they were making it in January, so expecting it to come out in 2014 is silly”. I hope this rumour is true, because a 2015 release date means it won’t be rushed, and I want longer Zelda games. I Want it at most 90-95 hours, and since they probably started working on this on November 2011 – Mid 2012, I think they could make a 90-95 hour game.