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Nintendo NX is out in March 2017, but only Zelda will be at E3

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The Legend of Zelda coming to NX too in 2017

Nintendo is already running it slow with a gloomy looking (read empty) first-party release schedule driving the Wii U down into the ground well before its successor has arrived. The NX (which is still a codename) needs to be a success for Nintendo, and we’ve only got a few months left to wait. Nintendo has revealed that the NX will be out in under a year, launching worldwide in March of 2017.

The announcement was made during a financial press release yesterday, in which the company also revealed that the NX would surprisingly be skipping out on the biggest trade show of the year. Nintendo has no plans of showing the NX at E3 this year, instead choosing to focus on a single first-party title – the brand new Legend of Zelda title.

A game which is now also confirmed for the NX, while being delayed yet again into 2017. start placing your bets on it being a NX launch title now.

Nintendo changes its approach to the show every year. This June, Nintendo will focus its attentions on the upcoming game in The Legend of Zelda franchise. The Wii U version of the game will be playable for the first time on the E3 show floor, and it will be the only playable game Nintendo presents at the show, in order to provide attendees a complete immersion. Additional information about Nintendo’s E3 plans will be announced in the future.

It’s a strange change of agenda from Nintendo, who previously had plans to go all out with the NX at E3 and (hopefully) launch it by the end of the year. Not even showing off the hardware at a show that takes place less than ten months before launch is just downright odd. As odd as it is focusing on a single title for the entirety of 2016. What about the games still coming to the Wii U in 2016? Paper Mario just not good enough for E3?

Being a Nintendo fan during the period of the Wii U has been a frustrating endeavour, and these types of updates just serve to prove why. Nintendo just seems so out of touch with what it’s doing anymore, and as much as I am excited to see what the NX and new Zelda are all about, I’m hesitant. Hesitant because Nintendo seem to change major plans on a whim, keeping legacy fans waiting for promises that keep getting broken.

So here’s to hoping the NX manages to really turn things around for Nintendo by this time next year.

Last Updated: April 28, 2016


  1. Whaaattttttt??? Lol nah, I’m fine with this. Just wow me Nintendo.



    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 28, 2016 at 08:19

      That person needs a recharge – where’s the emergency cake?!


      • Strawman Jim

        April 28, 2016 at 08:33

        Nurse, we need 500ml of gravey STAT!


    • oVg

      April 28, 2016 at 09:54

      I see Jim slammed Star Fox with a 2 out of 10 ten lol


      • Strawman Jim

        April 28, 2016 at 13:26

        That Jim is such a tard biscuit!


  2. Galbedir

    April 28, 2016 at 08:37

    Hmm…that console had better be pretty mindblowing, or I feel like Nintendo may as well just pull out the console race, and sell the rights to their games. Also they better show something soon to get that hype train started, with the PS4k coming, people are going to get tired of waiting and just jump onto another platform.


    • CypherGate

      April 28, 2016 at 09:17

      I know right. In all honesty they keeping things way too silent. Why on earth wouldnt they show something at E3? The biggest gaming expo and only one game? Wow….I actually think that Nintendo’s time has passed. They used to make great games and had an awesome console or two, but keeping this so tightly lipped is going to backfire on them. No amount of hype will be satisfied for this.


  3. oVg

    April 28, 2016 at 09:53

    Anybody else tired of their never-ending blue ocean strategy?


  4. chimera_85

    April 28, 2016 at 10:13

    Now we will see if the new Zelda actually looks amazing or not. IF it looks anything like FFXV for example then we can think that it would be more powerful than the PS4 as the rumours say.


  5. Francois Knoetze

    April 28, 2016 at 10:27

    Man I do not understand this company one bit. Just release bloody news on it and know your public! They sometimes remind me of that one guy that always tries to be desperately funny and cool while being a total ass at the same time. I honestly want to beat Reggie Fils-Aime with a massive leg of lamb..


  6. Graeme Selvan

    April 28, 2016 at 12:22

    I am unfortunately done with Nintendo, not a single (new) Zelda game on the WII U platform yet and now they are not showing their new console off at the biggest gaming show on the planet. It’s almost like they want to kill themselves! The WII U was the only console I ever felt buyers remorse with. They will need to do a lot more to win me back, it’s a sad day as I used to be the worlds biggest Ninty fan!


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