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Nintendo reveals its 2016 lineup; The Legend of Zelda Wii U still 'TBD'

While we're happy to learn of the games Nintendo is planning on releasing next year, we really want The Legend of Zelda.

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Nintendo has released its 2016 lineup of games for both its Wii U and 3DS, which includes a number of notable titles such as Hyrule Warriors Legends, Star Fox Zero, and Pokken Tournament.

According to the newly-released document, we should expect both Hyrule Warriors Legends and the recently-delayed Star Fox Zero to launch in Q1 2016, while Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam and Pokken Tournament should arrive in spring 2016.

Some other titles expected to be released some time in 2016 are Bravely Second End Layer, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

One game that is still yet to be dated for a 2016 release is the new The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U. We noticed its absence when Nintendo released its quarterly financial earnings report in July, and the title still has a “TBD” associated with its release. Even though this could mean Nintendo might not be able to deliver The Legend of Zelda in time for 2016, adding it to its 2016 release schedule still gives us hope the game will make its debut some time next year.

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    October 28, 2015 7:16 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Nintendo reveals its 2016 lineup; The Legend of Zelda Wii U still 'TBD'

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      October 28, 2015 7:55 AM

      jesus christ nintendo

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        October 28, 2015 8:06 AM

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          October 28, 2015 8:45 AM

          Nintendo. Stop. I love you. Stop hitting yourself.

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        October 28, 2015 10:04 AM

        There are13 games on the list including yoshi and fatal frame (recent), xenoblade, devil's third, mario tennis, and animal crossing amibo, all by the end of the year. And Nintendo confirmed at e3 that Zelda, which is being reworked, is coming out for the Wii U. So, what's the problem?

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          October 28, 2015 11:54 AM

          The problem is: jesus christ nintendo.

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        October 28, 2015 3:23 PM

        I bet all the people bitching have 40 unplayed games in their Steam library.

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          October 28, 2015 5:13 PM

          And skip the fact that the PS4 will have 2 great exclusives (Bloodborne and Uncharted 4) after two and a half years.

          Nintendo obviously fucked up with third party but nobody is doing first party as well as they have the last couple years.

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            October 28, 2015 9:19 PM

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              October 28, 2015 9:39 PM

              My thing is I think most third party games are dogshit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

              The defining feature of any platform is the software it has. If you're not into Nintendo games then fair enough. I personally think they're the only company outside of Blizzard and Valve that really nails polish and gameplay, so I'll happily buy what it is they have to sell me.

              And FWIW, I think Splatoon is the most innovative shooter from any company in years. That it came from Nintendo of all companies is pretty cool/surprising.

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      October 28, 2015 8:03 AM

      The Legend of the game destined to launch with the NX.

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      October 28, 2015 8:06 AM

      TBD because it will ship with NX in 2017. WiiU feels like a dead platform for the future already. Ugh :(

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        October 28, 2015 8:07 AM

        Should I feel bad for waiting to pick it up when it hits rock bottom? I want to play Bayonetta 2 and Wind Waker HD, but I've got too many other games I own and haven't finished to be thinking about buying a console for just two or three games.

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          October 28, 2015 8:10 AM

          There are plenty of great games to play but the future is grim. Also the NX could have backwards compatibility with the WiiU. Maybe is best to wait?

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          October 28, 2015 1:17 PM

          NX is looking to be two years away and the Wii U has an incredible library. Best exclusive library of any platform by miles IMHO. Its worth it

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            October 28, 2015 1:33 PM

            What's the best deal on a WiiU right now? Still refurbs off nintendo's site?

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          October 31, 2015 9:56 AM

          Pick it up whenever you like if you like Nintendo games...it has the best Mario Kart in years, a great Mario game (SM3DW), Mario Maker, Bayonetta 2, Splatoon, and a shit load of other games.

          TBH, I haven't touched my PS4 or XB1 lately, I've been mostly playing my Wii U and PC (mostly my PC tbh).

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        October 28, 2015 8:50 AM

        I agree that it will definitely be held back as an NX launch title. But I wouldn't call it a dead platform.

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          October 28, 2015 11:48 AM

          it's dead in the sense that no one (including Nintendo) is starting new Wii U projects at this point. The remaining releases will be what entered the pipeline 2-3 years ago before the system's fate was sealed and then it'll dry up completely.

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          October 28, 2015 12:26 PM

          Dead for the future... There are a handful of great games to play but no one is going to be developing for WiiU at this point.

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        October 28, 2015 9:46 AM

        they'll probably pull a Twilight princess and release on both platforms, but lead with the NX

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        October 29, 2015 2:20 PM

        To die you must first be alive.

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      October 28, 2015 8:10 AM

      I believed it safe to presume that the next Zelda wasn't coming out on Wii U perhaps as early as the beginning of this year if not earlier.

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        October 28, 2015 8:10 AM

        Or, it would be put in a similar situation as twilight princess

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          October 28, 2015 8:12 AM

          Most likely what will happen. Nintendo is a lot of things, but they promised WiiU owners a Zelda game and I'm sure they will deliver.

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        October 28, 2015 9:04 AM

        It took the Wii U 32 months to sell as many systems as the Dreamcast. The Dreamcast was discontinued after 29 months.

        http://i.imgur.com/lkgDlCm.png

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          October 28, 2015 9:05 AM

          Oops, meant for cruncht1me.

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          October 28, 2015 9:12 AM

          Also I think the Wii U only sold more than the Gamecube once in the 35 months it's been on sale (June 2014, it outsold the Gamecube by about 10,000 consoles when the Mario Kart 8 bundle hit):

          http://i.imgur.com/uOMf4nc.png

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          October 28, 2015 3:00 PM

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            October 28, 2015 9:06 PM

            That is bad but remember that the Dreamcast was Sega's second dud in a row and they had no handheld or other businesses to fall back on. They had to either tough it out and hope they don't go out of business or hit the eject button and go software only.

            Seeing what's become of Sega as opposed to what Nintendo is up to these days (Mario Maker) I hope Nintendo remains hard headed because I'd rather see them crash and burn than become the fart joke Sega has become.

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      October 28, 2015 9:13 AM

      Anyone want to buy my wii u + 8 games + pro controller ?

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      October 28, 2015 11:19 AM

      Just want Xenoblade and Devils Third. I knew Zelda wasn't happening. Nintendo lost their mojo and their confidence on the WiiU. Sorry to say.

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      October 28, 2015 12:05 PM

      so annoying that they even announced a new console. I guess they had to given the shit sales of the Wii U, but they might have been able to fix that by just making more bloody games for it. ugh! UGH I SAY!

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        October 28, 2015 1:21 PM

        Its the same timeframe that they announced the Gamecube and the Wii. Revolution was talked about at E3 twice before they finally did the official Wii announcement.

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      October 28, 2015 12:18 PM

      People seem to forget that most Zelda games go through 3-4 delays. Ocarina of Time was originally slated to follow on the heels of Super Mario 64; it slipped 2 years and change beyond that. Same with Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword.

      It's okay. I'll be ready.

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      October 28, 2015 12:19 PM

      My money is that it will move tot he NX and really I think that is a good call they should even do that to Star Fox.

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        October 28, 2015 12:52 PM

        No. In a recent interview Aonuma referred to it as 'the Wii U Zelda' which means it's still a Wii U title. And Star Fox Zero is too far along in development for them to scrap it's Wii U release in favor of a NX version. So neither of them are going to be NX exclusives.

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          October 28, 2015 12:56 PM

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          October 28, 2015 1:05 PM

          they'll continue to try to avoid Osbourne'ing themselves any more than necessary but I wouldn't make any hard bets on big Wii U titles at this point. What's the upside of a Wii U Zelda game at this point compared to having something ready for the launch window of a new system? Of course that latter idea has more problems than normal if the NX is really some weird hybrid system and not your normal console power levels/architecture.

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          October 28, 2015 6:31 PM

          They may still release it for Wii U, and it may even come first if the NX is a ways out, but I expect they're also developing an NX version that will be the definitive one.

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            October 28, 2015 9:08 PM

            Yeah remember how Twilight Princess came out on Wii and GameCube at he same time. And they flipped the entire game backwards for the Wii because Link was left handed in the GameCube version.

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        October 28, 2015 1:06 PM

        It'll probably show up on both systems, similarly to how Twilight Princess launched on Wii then came to GameCube a month later.

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        October 28, 2015 1:41 PM

        It'll probably be both and no to Star Fox. Just release it. Honestly, it'll probably be a good game, but nothing like the original or Star Fox 64. I'm hoping this delay really improves it. The speed of the game looked really slow in all the videos.

        I suspect (and hope) NX will have a good launch because of the rumored titles that will likely get pushed to it or have a version of a game released for it. Everyone expects Zelda, you can bet on a Mario, there's a lot of rumors about Metroid from Retro. There's even rumors or F-Zero and HD remakes, specifically Twilight Princess. Who knows though.

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      October 28, 2015 2:01 PM

      Wait if I'm reading that correctly there are 4 announced games for the Wii U in 2016? If you throw in the TBD games there are 6. How does that compare to the other consoles?

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        October 28, 2015 2:51 PM

        Right now Sony is publishing these games (Either TBA or 2016):

        (2016)
        Gravity Rush 2
        Gravity Rush Remastered
        Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
        Ratchet & Clank ("2016)
        The Last Guardian
        Horizon: Zero Dawn


        (TBA)
        Detroit: Become Human
        Dreams
        Gran Turismo 7

        So about the same.

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          October 28, 2015 2:59 PM

          9 is not pretty much the same as 6.

          Can we expect any third party Wii U games in 2016? There will be a ton on PS4.

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            October 28, 2015 3:44 PM

            3rd party Wii U titles??? LOL

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              October 28, 2015 4:56 PM

              Exactly, that's why comparing exclusives published by Nintendo and Sony (alone) is dishonest at best. One has huge 3rd pay support and the other doesn't. Saying don't only had 6 exclusives for the ps4 in 2016 is misleadingly

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                October 28, 2015 6:22 PM

                Thats what makes that chart so wild. Seeing it in writing that they will only have 4-6 games released for the entire year is crazy.

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                October 31, 2015 11:00 AM

                But you could play those 3rd party title on a PC or XB1 most of the time which dilutes it a bit.

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                  October 31, 2015 11:10 AM

                  But the argument isn't about being able to play then on PC or Xbone, is that you CAN'T play then on Wii U

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      October 28, 2015 10:22 PM

      they also pushed back their mobile game to march.

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