Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed something that the rest of us all already basically knew- that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last game Nintendo releases for the Wii U. After this, no more Nintendo games will be launching on the platform.
“From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of the legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Fils-Aime said to Polygon in an interview. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”
That does jive with the fact that Nintendo seems to be continuing support for the 3DS alongside the Switch (including even 3DS/Switch multiplatform games), but that they don’t have anything beyond Zelda announced for Wii U. That said, Fils-Aime assured Wii U owners that they would still be able to enjoy their Wii U consoles for some time to come.
“From our standpoint, sunsetting is quite some time into the future. The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on [Mario] Kart and Splatoon is significant. We’re going to continue to support that.”
So, basically, Breath of the Wild is going to be the Wii U’s last gasp- we suppose there are worse notes for a system to go out on, in the end.