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
Region Title Date
Japan Pokémon Rumble World 11/19/2015
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 12/03/2015
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Metroid 2016
Prime: Federation Force 2016
USA YO-KAI WATCH 11/06/2015
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon 11/20/2015
Hyrule Warriors Legends Q1 2016
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Spring 2016
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright 2016
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest 2016
BRAVELY SECOND END LAYER 2016
Metroid Prime: Federation Force 2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 2016
Europe Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash 11/6/2015
New Style Boutique 2 – Fashion Forward 11/20/2015
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. 12/04/2015
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Early 2016
Hyrule Warriors Legends Q1 2016
YO-KAI WATCH 2016
Fire Emblem Fates 2016
BRAVELY SECOND END LAYER 2016
Metroid Prime: Federation Force 2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 2016
Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused? TBD

 

Wii U
Region Title Date
Japan Art Academy Home Studio 11/12/2015
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival 11/21/2015
Genei Ibun Roku #FE (temp.) 12/26/2015
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash 2015
Project Guard (temp.) 2015
Star Fox Zero Spring 2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 2016
The Legend of Zelda (temp.) TBD
Project Giant Robot (temp.) TBD
USA Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival 11/13/2015
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash 11/20/2015
Xenoblade Chronicles X 12/4/2015
Devil’s Third 12/11/2015
Project Guard (temp.) 2015
Star Fox Zero Q1 2016
Pokkén Tournament Spring 2016
Genei Ibun Roku #FE (temp.) 2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 2016
The Legend of Zelda (temp.) TBD
Project Giant Robot (temp.) TBD
Europe Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash 11/20/2015
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival 11/20/2015
Xenoblade Chronicles X 12/04/2015
Project Guard (temp.) 2015
Star Fox Zero Q1 2016
Pokkén Tournament Spring 2016
Genei Ibun Roku #FE (temp.) 2016
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games The 2016
Legend of Zelda (temp.) TBD
Project Giant Robot (temp.) TBD