Nintendo has announced that the upcoming Legend of Zelda on the Wii U will be delayed until next year.

Legend of Zelda was expected to be released by the end of 2015 after being shown off at E3 in June. Now it will not only be missing from E3 but won't land until 2016. But the end result may be a better game.

The producer of the Zelda series, Eiji Aonuma, announced the news through social media saying that "several new possibilities" were discovered that could make the game even better. Could this be future planned hardware releases? It's far too tenuous to make any conclusions but the silver lining here is that the end result should be a better game.

The exact words of Aonuma were: "In these last three months, as the team has experienced first-hand the freedom of exploration that hasn't existed in any Zelda game to date, we have discovered several new possibilities for this game… So I must apologise to all of you who were expecting the game by year's end, but we are no longer making a 2015 release our number one priority. Instead, our priority is to make it the ultimate and most complete Zelda game."

So until 2016 Nintendo Wii U owners will have to keep themselves busy with new releases like Splatoon, Mario Maker and Starfox.

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