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Nintendo Working On Wii U Zelda Game, But Didn't Show It At E3 To Avoid... Publicity?

Jonathan Lester
Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto, Wii U games, Zelda

Nintendo Working On Wii U Zelda Game, But Didn't Show It At E3 To Avoid... Publicity?

Nintendo's E3 global broadcast went down like a lead balloon yesterday, with a shocking lack of major reveals and 2013 software. However, the inestimable Shigeru Miyamoto  confirms that they're working on a massive Zelda title for the Wii U, which they didn't show to avoid people seeing it, buying a Wii U and giving them lots of money.

Or something. Either way, the logic is insane.

"We are working on a new Wii U Zelda ,as we do whenever we work on a new hardware system," Miyamoto explained to GI.biz. "Development on the new Wii U Zelda game, we've pretty much determined our direction on that and the teams are working hard on that.

"In fact, we actually did consider showing it at E3 this year but we were worried that if we showed the new Wii U Zelda game then that would attract all of the focus, and really what we want people to be aware of and pay attention to here at E3 are the playable games like Pikmin 3 that we have coming in the immediate future, because a lot of fun is with the games that are coming out this year. So that's why we decided not to show it this year at E3, but it's certainly something people can look forward to."

I don't know where to start. Beyond Pikmin 3 (which they didn't even show) the only upcoming lineup is The Wonderful 101, a new Art Academy, another Donkey Kong Country, an HD version of an existing Zelda game and a revamped version of 3DS' flagship Mario title. The epic heavy hitters like Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart were unbelievably delayed into 2014, so what harm would there have been in revealing something else to look forward to?

I just... I can't... sod it, I'm writing an article.

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googleberry  Jun. 12, 2013 at 11:59

Nice screenshot

Late  Jun. 12, 2013 at 14:02

They're happy to show off games that are 6-12 months away from being released, so I can only imagine they're waiting to show everyone the new Zelda game at E3.



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