Zelda Not Listed for 2016 According To Launch Schedule

Zelda Not Listed for 2016 According To Launch Schedule

The annual report was just released from Nintendo and it gives a peak into their future. Within the brief 7 page report, Nintendo gives an overview of what the past Q3 has been like. Overall things are looking good at Nintendo, despite the weak Wii U Sales, but we also get a look at what the future release plans are for Nintendo titles.

Most of  the listings have already been said by Nintendo in the past, although there are a few interesting things that may be of note to loyal Nintendo fans. It seems Nintendo does not currently have Zelda slated for a 2016 release. This could mean many things, one of witch is that it has slipped into a 2017 release. It is hard to say what the development on that title is like now that the NX is currently in active development.

Beyond that, it shows Nintendo has a strong lineup going into 2016, many of the titles coming out for the 3DS are fan favorites such as Fire Emblem Fates, BRAVELY SECOND END LAYER. On the Wii U Star Fox Zero will thrill many fans of the franchise.

Overall Nintendo is looking strong and as they push forward with a solid software library going into 2016, they are not to be underestimated. Although they may not have the console sales, there are few publishers that can command such loyalty from the fans. It will be an exciting 2016 for Nintendo, and with the new mobile initiative they will be a company to look out for.

Nintendo 3DS
RegionTitleDate
JapanPokémon Rumble World11/19/2015
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam12/03/2015
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Metroid2016
Prime: Federation Force2016
USAYO-KAI WATCH11/06/2015
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon11/20/2015
Hyrule Warriors LegendsQ1 2016
Mario & Luigi: Paper JamSpring 2016
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright2016
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest2016
BRAVELY SECOND END LAYER2016
Metroid Prime: Federation Force2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games2016
EuropeChibi-Robo! Zip Lash11/6/2015
New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward11/20/2015
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.12/04/2015
Pokémon Super Mystery DungeonEarly 2016
Hyrule Warriors LegendsQ1 2016
YO-KAI WATCH2016
Fire Emblem Fates2016
BRAVELY SECOND END LAYER2016
Metroid Prime: Federation Force2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games2016
Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused?TBD
SEE ALSO:  Nintendo Direct Sept 2016 Round Up

 

Wii U
RegionTitleDate
JapanArt Academy Home Studio11/12/2015
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival11/21/2015
Genei Ibun Roku #FE (temp.)12/26/2015
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash2015
Project Guard (temp.)2015
Star Fox ZeroSpring 2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games2016
The Legend of Zelda (temp.)TBD
Project Giant Robot (temp.)TBD
USAAnimal Crossing: amiibo Festival11/13/2015
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash11/20/2015
Xenoblade Chronicles X12/4/2015
Devil's Third12/11/2015
Project Guard (temp.)2015
Star Fox ZeroQ1 2016
Pokkén TournamentSpring 2016
Genei Ibun Roku #FE (temp.)2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games2016
The Legend of Zelda (temp.)TBD
Project Giant Robot (temp.)TBD
EuropeMario Tennis: Ultra Smash11/20/2015
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival11/20/2015
Xenoblade Chronicles X12/04/2015
Project Guard (temp.)2015
Star Fox ZeroQ1 2016
Pokkén TournamentSpring 2016
Genei Ibun Roku #FE (temp.)2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games The2016
Legend of Zelda (temp.)TBD
Project Giant Robot (temp.)TBD