Nintendo is hard at work on two Wii U Zelda games. The first one is an HD remake of the GameCube hit Wind Waker, while the other is the long awaited brand new Zelda game for the Wii U.
According to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, they’ve got a team working on the new Wii U Zelda game now, which doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. And he added that they hope to make an official announcement and reveal the game in the “not too distant future”.
As you probably know, the term “not too distant future” in Nintendo-speak means anywhere between 6 months to 6 years.
It makes sense that Nintendo won’t announce the new Wii U Zelda game just yet, mainly because of Wind Waker HD. From a marketing perspective, it’s a tough one for Nintendo, as they have Wind Waker coming out this Fall. Announcing any other Wii U Zelda game at this point will take focus away from Wind Waker HD.
On the other hand, there are a lot of Zelda fans out there who are dying to see the new game, and it would no doubt give hope and optimism to current Wii U owners. For now, we’ll have Wind Waker HD, which is, after all, a remake of one of the most original and unique Zelda games ever made.