The release of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was moved to 2017. This is already old news yet some fans are not still over their disappointment on the game not making it this 2016. Though Nintendo tried to appease fans by confirming that the game will be the main focus of their E3 pre-show this June 14th, fans are still wishing that they would reveal the game’s title at least, or show something that will get them excited for The Legend of Zelda this year.
Wish granted guys! You have now 3 new things to look forward to from this year onward! A Nintendo movie, Zelda trading cards, and additional Zelda game for Nintendo Selects!
Are you interested to know more? Then… read on!
#1 Nintendo plans to release a movie soon.
This is the announcement made by the creator of the famous game series such as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Super Mario Bros." This plan to move from interactive media to visual media is a surprising development for Nintendo, wrote MNR Daily.
Tatsumi Kimishima, president of Nintendo, revealed during his interview with Japan-based publication Asahi Shimbun, some small details regarding the plan to enter the movie industry. When asked about the possible time frame for the company’s first movie, Kimishima’s reply translated by NeoGAF user GSR said:
"While I can't say a particular year, we are in specific talks at the moment. Of course we'd like to make use of any income from this year, but I can't say we're pushing it to something five years out. I'd like to make something happen before that.”
The first film was not yet announced but Nintendo already confirmed that Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of "The Legend of Zelda" will be included in the upcoming project.
Does this mean that "The Legend of Zelda" might be the first game to be turned into a movie by Nintendo?
#2 The Legend of Zelda trading cards to launch in Australia.
The Legend of Zelda game series already have its trading cards which will be released on June 30, 2016. The cards were first revealed at the New York Comic-Con, and as of now, they are now available for pre-order on the Australian website of EB Game.
The trading cards costs $6 per pack and includes a decal/tattoo and 6 cards. The collector’s box can be purchased for 20 and comes with 4 packs, a poster and one of 3 random pins, according to Siliconera. The cards are available in five The Legend of Zelda games designs: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and A Link Between Worlds.
No news yet on when The Legend of Zelda trading cards will be available in the United States, Europe, or other parts of the world.
#3 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D to join Nintendo Selects in Europe.
VG247 reported that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and four other titles will be added in the line-up of Nintendo Selects in Europe. There are already 30 titles in the current range of Nintendo Selects which includes The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Wii, Yoshi’s New Island for 3DS, and more.
The five titles that will join Nintendo Selects line-up starting June are the following:
- LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star
- Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique
The titles which cost €19.99/£15.99 including VAT will be available in Europe on June 24th. With regards to North America, it is not yet known if there will be new titles for distribution.
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