Nintendo doesn’t believe in showing games at E3 that won’t be out any time soon.
Believe it or not, Nintendo actually had new footage of The Legend of Zelda Wii U available to show at E3 2015 according to designer Shigeru Miyamoto. This leads many to wonder why it wasn’t showcased at all.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime provided some manner of explanation to IGN, and stated that it didn’t want to frustrate consumers since the game is still a ways off.
“We just fundamentally don’t believe in showing content at E3 that is going to be a long term proposition.
“We like to show content that typically will launch in the upcoming Holiday and maybe extending into the first half of the following year. And at this point, the new Zelda for Wii U is not a 2015 project,” adding that when they showed it in 2014, they believed it would be a 2015 game.
“There’s also a recognition that we didn’t want to frustrate the consumer. We could have scored a lot of points and showed some little tidbit of Zelda Wii U, but in our collective opinion the belief was, in the end, that would cause more frustration than benefit.”
At this point, The Legend of Zelda Wii U is expected to be seen again in 2016. Will it release in the same year? Stay tuned in the coming months to find out.