Legend of Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma gave us some news a few months ago. News that may have made a more then a few people disappointed, sad, maybe even angry, but as the articles title says “Some things are worth the wait”.
- Ocarina of Time | Slated for 1997 – Released in 1998
- Majora’s Mask | Slated for 1999 – Released in 2000
- Windwaker | Stated for 2002 – Released 2003
- Twilight Princess | Slated for 2005 – Released 2006
- Skyward Sword | Slated for 2010 – Released 2011
There’s a history of delays in this franchise, but in every case, I’ve found that they never lead to negative product results. If this delay means more content, more ways to interact and an overall better product, it’s worth waiting even two more years for it’s eventual release.
As we have worked to turn these possibilities into reality, new ideas have continued to spring forth, and it now feels like we have the potential to create something that exceeds even my own expectations. As I have watched our development team progress, I have come to think that rather than work with meeting a specific schedule as our main objective, and releasing a game that reflects only what we can create within that scheduled time, I feel strongly that our focus should be to bring all these ideas to life in a way that will make The Legend of Zelda on Wii U the best game it can possibly be. – Eiji Aonuma – LoZ Producer
Aonuma has basically assured us that Legend of Zelda Wii U will top ALL other Zelda games, and seeing what it is so far, I’m inclined to believe him. Even seeing what small clips of gameplay we’ve seen so far makes me believe that the title will live up to expectations. I’m only asking myself one question at this point in time.If upon it’s release it’s as amazing he’s he wants us to believe, what’s next? This would be the Zelda game to end all Zelda games. Until 3D becomes a realistic option, there would be nowhere to go with this and as far as the Zelda franchise is concerned, neither Miyamoto nor Aonuma are getting any younger. So sit back, get excited for some other upcoming Wii U titles that are coming out this year like September 15th’s Mighty Number 9 by Deep Silver or Nintendo’s Starfox Wii U which is slated to come out sometime between July and September. Just remember, breathe in, breathe out, woosah.