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Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Nintendo's Last Wii U Title

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last Nintendo-produced title to release on the Wii U. Reggie Fils-Aimé confirmed Breath of the Wild as the last first-party Wii U title in an interview with Polygon after the Nintendo Switch event last Friday.

“From a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” he said. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”

Although new Wii U titles won't be produced by Nintendo, there are no plans to dismantle the Wii U's eShop or online services. Wii U titles will continue to be sold at brick-and-mortar shops as well as on the eShop, and there will be ongoing support for Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon.

Unfortunately, with the end of first-party development support for the Wii U, the fate of the console is sealed. Third-party support for Nintendo's console has been sporadic at best, and in the last year, Nintendo has been porting over successful Wii U franchises like Mario Maker, Hyrule Warriors, and Yoshi's Wooly World to Nintendo 3DS.

With the reveal of the Nintendo Switch console/handheld hybrid and the lagging sales and support for the Wii U, it was evident that the console only had a limited time before Nintendo pulled the plug on it. You can get the last first-party game for the Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, on March 3, 2017, when it launches alongside the Nintendo Switch.

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