While the new Zelda titles shown during last week’s Nintendo Digital Event are still hot topics of discussion for viewers, the absence of another seems to be just as prominent. Of course, Zelda Wii U did not appear during the presentation, leading to much disappointment for fans.
Perhaps ironically, Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime revealed in a recent GameSpot interview that Nintendo’s decision to pull the game from the broadcast was to avoid such disappointment. Before touching on the game itself, Reggie repeats Miyamoto’s point last week that Nintendo were more focused on showing games releasing in the immediate future rather than later. “We want to showcase at E3 games that are launching over the next six [to] nine months”.
“It’s going to be wonderful”
After the announcement earlier this year that Zelda Wii U would be delayed from its previous 2015 release, Nintendo decided to hold off on showing footage to avoid disappointing those waiting the extended time for the chance to play it. “We were concerned that by showing wonderful footage of the game, it would lead to further disappointment on behalf of the fans”.
“There’ll be plenty of opportunities for us to showcase that game,” he continues. “And certainly, for those of us like myself who’ve seen the game and seen how it’s progressing, you know — no fears, it’s going to be wonderful”. Speaking of opportunities, I think a Zelda-focused Nintendo Direct in the near future would be an excellent way to show us more of Zelda Wii U, along with Tri Force Heroes and Hyrule Warriors Legends.
You can watch the interview in full below, wherein Reggie discusses other aspects of the Nintendo Digital and Nintendo in general. He is confident that “the state of the Wii U is quite strong”, and that Nintendo has acknowledged the consumer frustration surrounding distribution of Amiibo. He assures us that the company is committed to “improving the flow of the product into the market”.