Series producer, Eiji Aonuma, has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not be coming out in 2015 as previously announced, Nintendo also took to Twitter to confirm that the game will not appear at this years E3.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 27, 2015
“In these last three months, as the team has experienced first-hand the freedom of exploration that hasn’t existed in any Zelda game to date, we have discovered several new possibilities for this game,” explained Aonuma. “As we have worked to turn these possibilities into reality, new ideas have continued to spring forth, it now feels like we have the potential to create something that exceeds even my own expectations.”
Aonuma stresses that the Zelda team are not treating the 2015 release window as their priority, but rather making the “most complete and ultimate Zelda game.” This news may come as a surprise to some. However, my impressions of the first gameplay footage release earlier this year were that, although beautiful, the game looked and felt really empty and further away from completion than they first anticipated.