Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has explained why The Legend of Zelda for Wii U wasn’t featured at E3 2015 in any form. According to Fils-Aime, although new footage of the game has been captured, Nintendo decided to not show it at this year’s expo because there’s still a while before the game is released. Zelda Wii U was originally planned as a 2015 launch, but it won’t arrive until sometime next year.
“We just fundamentally don’t believe in showing content at E3 that is going to be a long term proposition,” Fils-Aime said. “We like to show content that typically will launch in the upcoming Holiday and maybe extending into the first half of the following year. And at this point, the new Zelda for Wii U is not a 2015 project.”