The Wii U launched with a sparse array of first party titles from Nintendo. This sparsity has many people calling for titles from some of Nintendo’s flagship series. A recent interview with the president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, by IGN shed some light on future titles for the Wii U. “We will announce the launch schedules for new 3D Zelda and Mario games in the future, but this is not the right opportunity for me to indicate when we will make such announcements,” stated Iwata.
If nothing else, this statement indicates that Nintendo is already working on the next two flagship titles. Unfortunately, as stated by Iwata, there is no timeline provided. Thus, we are left anticipating the release of the big first party titles from Nintendo once again.