Some huge news came out of the Nintendo Japan financial call for investors this morning relating to Nintendo’s next console, codenamed NX, and the next The Legend of Zelda game. It is typical for companies to slide little tidbits of unknown information in their investor’s reports or on earnings calls in order to assure investors that the company is heading in a safe direction.
Confirmed via Nintendo of America’s official Twitter account, as well as on Nintendo of Japan’s Twitter account, the Nintendo NX will ship worldwide in March 2017. This of course flies in the face of rumors that Ninty was ramping up production for a Fall or holiday season release. It was also confirmed that the NX will not be at this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. That news sounds disheartening, but it wouldn’t stop Nintendo from unveiling the console at a pre-show Nintendo Direct or a similar presentation sometime after the show.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016
Regarding the newest The Legend of Zelda title, previously confirmed for a Wii U release, Nintendo announced through their financial call that the game will be released simultaneously for both systems sometime in 2017. This is the second time The Legend of Zelda has been delayed since its gameplay reveal at E3 2014.
What are your thoughts on The Legend of Zelda being released simultaneously on both platforms? Will it be the Wii release of Twilight Princess all over again?