Nintendo’s NX Launches next Year, Delays Legend of Zelda

Nintendo’s NX Launches next Year, Delays Legend of Zelda

Nintendo sent out a press release last night, which detailed what the gaming population can expect from the company over the next year. In a rather surprising turn, it looks like their next console – the NX – will be coming March 2017.

The release date is without much fanfare, instead being relegated to a by-line in the press release, which simply reads:

Nintendo previously announced that it would release more information about its next system, code-named NX, this year. As the first announcement of any NX information, Nintendo confirmed that NX is scheduled to launch in March 2017. NX will not make an appearance at the upcoming E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles in June and will be unveiled later this year.

Nintendo went on to talk about the upcoming Legend of Zelda. This was originally being developed for the Wii U, but now looks like it will release on both Nintendo’s older console, and the NX. Because of that, the game has been pushed to 2017.

Following up on that, Nintendo also detailed what their presence at this year’s E3 would involve. Again, according to their press release, the Wii U Version of the new Legend of Zelda will be the only playable game Nintendo will have on the show floor. The release goes on to say that Nintendo will reveal more E3 plans in the future.

What do you think of this news? Is the NX being announced with too-little fanfare? Sounds off in the comments below.


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Comments Comments (6)

Posted by jtbthatsme
On Thursday 28 Apr 2016 9:14 AM
Woohoo new console next year. I think they'll not want to give too much info before they're ready especially with PS4 bringing the 4.5 & rumours Xbox could do similar with the Xbox-One.

Pretty sure they'll have a big announcement & the new console & announced content will be well received by the Nintendo community (let's not forget pretty much everyone loves at least one or two Nintendo franchises).
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Thursday 28 Apr 2016 9:15 AM
Will be received well I meant.
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Thursday 28 Apr 2016 9:29 AM
Hopefully they can regain that Third Party support, if so, this could be my first Nintendo console since the 64.
Posted by mchumdinghy
On Thursday 28 Apr 2016 12:00 PM
If NX fails, Nintendo can always swallow their pride and become a third party developer. They would make truckloads
Posted by guido
On Thursday 28 Apr 2016 12:37 PM
Nooo Nintendo!? You're telling us we have to wait another YEAR for "Zelda Wii U" because of NX?? :-( I'm sure it will be worth the wait but really?!

I've learnt my lesson. I won't be buying an NX until AFTER the first (NX only) Zelda title plus Mario Galaxy & Metroid prime sequels have been released! I won't hold my breath! :-/
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Friday 29 Apr 2016 6:33 PM
Learnt their lesson about launch titles the hard way didnt they....
Purposely delaying Zelda to make it a launch title.. GG! Smart move... or the NX could have been another flop. More unlikely if they have their big franchise players as launch titles. Only need a more exclusive title to the NX now like a Metroid game, and the NX will be golden Im sure.