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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was pretty much complete by March 2022, last year spent on polish

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom may have been out for over a week now, but there is still a lot of excitement and discussion over Nintendo‘s latest game. However, you might be interested to learn that, if things went originally as planned, this excitement and discussion would have taken place a year ago.

You see, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma recently spoke to The Washington Post about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. In the interview, he revealed that the game was supposed to release last year. In fact, by the time March 2022 arrived and a delay was announced, the game was pretty much complete. Nevertheless, Aonuma says that they delayed it because they “wanted to make sure that everything in the game was 100 percent to our standards”. The last year was spent polishing the game and making sure the “wild physics of the game just work”.

11 thoughts on “Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was pretty much complete by March 2022, last year spent on polish”

  1. Nintendo: Even though the game is done, let’s delay it a year to polish it up.

    The Pokemon Company: The game is buggy. Sell two separate copies of the game immediately.

    The sad part is that one of those strategies made A LOT more money and didn’t seem to hurt the brand’s reputation at all (meaning fans will still buy the next game). It’s so bizarre when you think about it.

  2. I wish other dev’s would delay games and make sure everything is up to standard and not release games a broken mess. I’d rather wait until everythings polished then by a broken or unfinished game.

  3. That’s the stark difference between this and Pokemon Scarlet/Violet: time in the oven.

    I’ve done a bunch of crazy sht in TotK and not once has the game gotten confused or acted in an unpredictable way; meanwhile I’ll walk up to a wild Pokemon in Violet and suddenly I’m fighting a literal tree because the game decided *that was the best place to reposition it to, or the Pokemon will vanish outright and it looks like I’m battling nothing- both of these have happened.

  4. The real truth is they didn’t know between 2022 and this year whether they can get enough hardware with China being shut down there were mass protests with millions of people suddenly ‘disappearing’ which is what happens there when you speak out. Nintendo didn’t know then and doesn’t know now how much/how little production to make because everything is all over the place.

    Plus we got Joey Dummy making a fool out of himself further weakening the world’s security.

    1. Lol the conspiracy theories in a thread about totk, the internet never lets me down. Way to go X

    1. Sonic team took the time just to add more grind rails…in the other hand TOTK makes sonic frontiers look like turd.

  5. Just beat the game. It’s a masterpiece. I’m amazed something like it actually exists. Easily best game of the series.
    Hell, it’s the best game Nintendo has ever made. A 10/10. GOTY. GOTD.

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