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Rumor: The Legend of Zelda Wii U Release Date Leaked for June 26th

| March 3, 2015

Rumor: The Legend of Zelda Wii U Release Date Leaked for June 26th News Nintendo Rumors  The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D The Legend of Zelda

This is definitely a rumor as these store leaks tend to be a bit hard to trust, but this morning Amazon Italy has updated the page for The Legend of Zelda Wii U and added a release date of June 26th, 2015. This would certainly be earlier than many had anticipated the title to arrive, as Zelda games typically take a long time to develop. However, there is something about the specificity of the date, it isn’t some placeholder like December 31st, or even June 30th. They listed this game as releasing on June 26th specifically, and there might be a reason behind that.

Rumor: The Legend of Zelda Wii U Release Date Leaked for June 26th News Nintendo Rumors  The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D The Legend of Zelda

We do know for sure that The Legend of Zelda Wii U, or whatever it will end up being titled, will be hitting some time this year. However, a Summer release wasn’t really anticipated. Most felt that October, November, or even December were more likely. This leads me to believe that this is another of Amazon’s mistakes, but again, it is worth keeping an eye on.

This does put the game coming out shortly after E3, which does fit Nintendo’s profile as of late. Unlike many of the other AAA publishers, Nintendo has held their games in secrecy, releasing only the most pertinent information before dropping the game quite suddenly after a major announcement. It also fits with another possible leak from Gamestop, which listed the game as having a Spring 2015 release date.

We’ve reached out to Nintendo for comment and will update this article with any response they might give.

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  • Wizard of Peace

    Doubt it, horrible time for releasing a game.

    • Guest

      Yes, but I’ll be happy with that date.

    • Spartan

      How is it horrible? Most of the summer is fucking boring without video game releases.

      • Guest

        I think he meant for Nintendo. Consoles usually sells much more at the end of the year and thats why we don’t usually see major games coming out in June.
        I hope this turns out to be true though…

        • Spartan

          Oh, well yeah. Honestly, I would be more likely to buy a game than a console during the summer too, but I don’t see how that’d affect all the people who invested in Wii U already anyways.

          • Zach Meyer

            Er, the only new console is the New! 3ds…I highly doubt they’ll be releasing ANOTHER new console at the end of the year sooooo summer is a great time for big name games just like box office movies. Since they’ve also sold over 6 million Wii U consoles, if even a 1/10 of owners bought this game they’d GREATLY profit.

          • Gabe

            I agree! I understand the whole “holiday season” idea (black Friday and christmas) but the wii u has been out for a couple years now giving those without one plenty of time to get their hands on one. The sooner the better, I think. Nintendo would still make a fortune off of this game especially considering it’s a Zelda title. BF and Christmas shouldn’t always be the main focus for release dates anyway.

      • Primus

        For sales. It’s great for gamers, but you’d have to be naive to believe Gamers are a more powerful buying force than Casuals.

        I have non-gamer friends who will go out of their way to buy Zelda, if it’s the right time of the year. Summer’s a busy time though.

        There are large examples of games under-selling in Summer, and Nintendo won’t risk that with a game like Zelda.

        • ChaseHudd

          Mario Kart 8 last year….did so much for the Wii U

          • Primus

            Released in may

          • ChaseHudd

            Ya, May/June, same thing. Summer release.

          • Primus

            May is Spring, 2/3s of June is Spring. So no.

          • ChaseHudd

            May and early June is when kids get out of school for “summer” vacation. Quit being a F*cking retard with your semantics

          • Primus

            Semantics are important. If you say a summer release, you inherently imply that July and August are possible release periods.

    • max

      Agreed but things might be changing. They’re dumping Batman Arkham Knight in June this year

      • Kelvin Case

        They aren’t releasing Arkham Knight. That is from Rockstady and WB Games. Also it’s only coming to PS4 and Xbox One not Wii U

        • max

          No shit. I meant we might be seeing big blockbuster games in summer now instead of the typical late November

    • The Master of Disaster

      Thanks for your high level of insightful commenting backed up by 0 facts. Now go punch yourself in the face more.

      • Wizard of Peace

        facts? Not many games release in June. Wouldn’t be smart on Nintendo’s part. Now go punch yourself in the face…

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      timing is off anyway you look at it, they already confirmed Star Fox will come before Zelda, unless the roles have switched.

      • George

        Maybe they will have them both release within a same period? Say, June 3rd and the Zelda U June 26th? Only speculation, of course.

        • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

          I don’t know if that’s a good idea, Nintendo always leaves space between releases, but not that little space. guess we’ll find out in April’s Nintendo Direct since they’re already doing on this month for Xenoblade Chronicles X.

          • Wizard of Peace

            I think it would be smarter for them to leave all three for later in the year.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            I’d say Star Fox will be in September and Zelda in November.

    • Fuck You

      Fuck You

  • I was expecting a November/December release. This would be very surprising, but Nintendo tends to delay releases for polishing, so don’t hold your breath.

  • DWraySweZ

    Splatoon is going to be the big fall/winter release. I can see this very possiblly being titled The Legend of Zelda. No subtitle. This is probably wont be another orgins story, but a sequal to to skywsrd sword. I think its going to be released as a demo at E3 and released a few weeks later. I expect it been in development sincr before skyward sword was released.

    • Blargadargen

      Splatoon is a may release just so ya know :)

      • DWraySweZ

        I stand corrected

  • There’s no way this game’s coming out in June. It will most definitely be a holiday title

  • Blargadargen

    Could be possible. There’s two coinciding pieces of evidence now which makes it a whole lot more credible than one. Star Fox for Wii U is supposed to be coming out in 2015 as well but specifically after Zelda, so I doubt they would be squished together around christmas. Plus there’s really no other games they are releasing around that same time. I just don’t want them to rush this and end up missing bugs or scrapping dungeons. They did that in wind waker and while it was a fantastic game, it could have been a bit longer.

  • It makes sense. They released WW in the spring and Nintendo needs to put out as many games as they can to help WiiU sales which are pretty bad. Zelda U is the only big hitter they’re set to release this year. The sooner they can get some major hype going the better.

    • The Master of Disaster

      Agreed. Pretty obvious decision financially speaking.

  • A Racist Baby

    Eh… I don’t think this is real. There’s too little information about the game (we don’t even know the damn name!) to have it released less than 4 months from now.

    I’m going to bet October or November.

  • johnny fanboy

    its the date for spring in italy

  • johnny fanboy

    spring in the north is winter for us in the u.s. so the release will be in november or later.

    • Guestmeister

      The U.S. and Italy are both in the northern hemisphere. They don’t have opposite seasons like the U.S. and Australia.

  • Taylor Edwards

    Eight days after E3? No just no.

  • 2cents

    It would be smart for Nintendo to release it near the summer because kids typically have time off in the summer to play games. This christmas is going to be all about virtual reality. Either people will buy the Vive headset from Valve, or people will buy a PS4 (which will probably come down in price) since they will want to encourage sales before Morpheus (PS4 virtual reality headset) is released next year.

    Also, Nintendo will want to spread out releases. They won’t want to release both Zelda and Starfox at christmas.

  • twosips

    No chance.

    Look at the release dates of the major console titles. T

    Windwaker – Initial release date: December 13, 2002

    Twilight Princess – Initial release date: November 19, 2006

    Skyward Sword – Initial release date: November 18, 2011

    Ocarina of Time – Initial release date: November 21, 1998

    Link to the Past – Initial release date: November 21, 1991

    Majora’s Mask – Initial release date: April 27, 2000

    It’s no coincidence that they’re all November/December, with the only exception being Majora’s Mask, but that game itself was an anomaly seeing as it basically appeared out of nowhere…the one thing that ties those release dates together is money. This is a huge title for the Wii U and they’re not gonna waste it on a summer release when it has the power to single-handedly sell consoles on its own at Christmas.

  • Scooby Doo

    Who knows, but I doubt it.
    There are 300 people developing the game though.

  • anolesoul

    THIS…would be GREAT! June of this year(2015)? VERY COOL!!!!

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