Nintendo recently held their second quarter financial reports, with a Q&A held at the presentation. The company have published a transcript of this Q&A on their website, which reveals some interesting insight into the company’s future plans.
Responding to a question on how Nintendo plan to market the Wii U when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hit the scene, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that there will be games in 2014 that “greatly appeal to highly skilled users”.
“We have an offering of software for the end of this calendar year that encourages family fun at home. Nintendo is preparing a number of Wii U games for next year that greatly appeal to highly skilled users, but at the end of this calendar year, we have quite a few offerings that can be played by the whole family, dad and the kids, or grandparents and the kids.”
We already know that Bayonetta 2 and Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, which both come from challenging franchises, will be releasing on Wii U in 2014. While we know that Zelda U will be unveiled at E3 2014, we don’t know whether or not the game will release in the same year–but it remains a possibility. If Nintendo truly do have more challenging games prepared, then perhaps the next Zelda instalment is one of them and Nintendo may plan on ramping up the difficulty to appeal to its hardcore audience. Pure speculation, of course! Either way, it seems Wii U owners have more strenuous titles to look forward to.