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In a blow to Nintendo fans anticipating The Legend of Zelda for Wii U as one of the biggest releases of 2015, series producer Eiji Aonuma has released a development update stating that a 2015 release is no longer the "number one priority". Though worded carefully, it all but confirms a delay into 2016.

In the video update Aonuma-san explains that new ideas and the scale of the project have prompted the decision, with the end goal being to produce the best game possible. The aim is to "make it the ultimate and most complete Zelda game", with its large world and fresh approaches of vital importance.

You can see the video below. Are you happy to wait for the final result, or is your main feeling one of disappointment? Let us know in the comments.


In addition to confirmation that The Legend of Zelda on Wii U is no longer planned for a 2015 release, Nintendo has also announced that the game won't be shown at E3 this year. The following additional note has been posted by Eiji Aonuma on Miiverse.

As I said in the video, we would like to take this time so we can bring you a very special experience, by making the ultimate Zelda game. Since we'd like to focus on developing the game we've decided to not show the game at this year's E3. Thank you for your continued support, and I hope you'll look forward to the game!