It appears Link’s latest adventure is the Wii U’s last game. Zelda Breath of the Wild is slated to be the last game of Nintendo’s console. This was just revealed by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie.
The news will be devastating for Wii U fans, especially those who were waiting for new releases on the console. However, this may very well be proof of the console’s rather mediocre sales. Regardless, Zelda Breath of the Wild will still make its way to the Nintendo Switch.
Which begs the question, just why exactly is Zelda Breath of the Wild the last Wii U game? It appears the console itself experienced a lot of rocky bumps along the way. Read on for more.
Zelda Breath of the Wild: Why Last?
Fils-Amie confirmed the news in a statement to Polygon, just following the Switch launch event. This confirms a lot of things that players suspected, primarily the all-out support for the Switch. It seems the lifecycle of the Wii U has already reached its peak.
Regardless, Fils-Amie and the rest of Nintendo assured that Breath of the Wild will have better specs on the Switch. The graphics option alone is an obvious reminder that the Switch is definitely superior to its elder sibling. However, this may very well be the best time for players to grab the game for the Wii U, as it really is its swan song.
The Wii U: A Good Run
According to Game Rant, Fils-Amie assured that the Wii U would still be sold at retail for quite some time. Nintendo also has not discussed options about disabling Nintendo’s online services for the console as well. Still, fans should not get their hopes up that the Wii U support will go on for a long time.
It can be remembered that the Wii U has been majorly criticized for not being able to “break into” the competitive console market. Still, the strange nature of the Wii U is proof that Nintendo is willing to take risks. Players can agree that a weak game lineup led to the dismal performance of the Wii U.
Regardless, if this really is the beginning of the end for the console, then the latest Zelda game is the best way to end its lifespan. Nintendo fans ought to buy a copy of the game for the sake of collection. Breath of the Wild will be released for the Wii U and the Switch on March 3 this year.