Wii U Zelda patience prolonged at E3, TGS possible next

By Alan Ng - Jun 14, 2013

While Nintendo showed off some amazing new gameplay for some of their upcoming titles at E3, the one big title that many had expected to see but didn’t, is the new Wii U Zelda game. Ever since the tantalizing tech demo a few years ago, fans have been praying for new details to come – but it appears that Nintendo are still not ready.

What we did see at the event though, was an update on the incoming HD version of Gamecube classic, The Wind Waker. Nintendo unveiled a brand new messaging feature, in which players will be able to write messages, throw them into the sea and then see them appear later on the MiiVerse public boards.

While that HD conversion is looking beautiful, it wasn’t the Zelda game that everyone wanted to see. Fortunately, creator Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed in a recent interview that the game wasn’t ready in playable format and didn’t want to shift focus away from other games that were playable on the E3 show floor – like Pikmin 3.

Developers are still hard at work on the game according to Miyamoto, and although they were tempted to show the game off at E3, he revealed that the game could still be shown at a later point this year. This tells us that the Tokyo Game Show in September could be a new likely destination for the next update on the new Zelda game, although don’t forget everything is at Nintendo’s discretion now – as they shown with a series of separate Direct broadcasts away from the E3 stage spotlight.

Although some of you may be disappointed, we think the overall feeling isn’t too bad at the moment, considering that we had amazing gameplay reveals for the likes of Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart and a new Super Mario World for the Wii U. If you tuned into Nintendo’s E3 game reveals, let us know if you were disappointed that the new Wii U Zelda game was left off the list.

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  • Elem187

    No, I wasn’t bummed about not seeing the next Zelda. They mentioned in their January direct that it was still in the brainstorming stages, so its probably too soon to show off character models… I’m not expecting to really hear anything about the new Zelda until E3 next year.