The Legend of Zelda is one of the most popular game series that Nintendo currently owns. Each installment seems to have even more fans than the next, thanks to an interesting mix of world building, exploration and combat, along with the presence of familiar characters like Link, Princess Zelda and Ganondorf.
It would be easy to assume that the characters from Legend of Zelda ? Link in particular ? would be less popular than those from the Super Mario Bros or Pokemon series, but that doesn?t appear to be the case. Tech Times has confirmed that Link is one of the most popular characters under Nintendo, with his Amiibo sales going through the roof in North America and Europe.
Given how popular the character is and how exquisite the gameplay of the series has proven to be, will The Legend of Zelda Wii U save the struggling Nintendo console? It can be recalled that Nintendo basically called the Wii U dead when it announced a new console called the NX.
Admittedly, that statement is a bit harsh. The Wii U has regained some life recently, thanks to the release of all-ages multiplayer shooter Splatoon, along with all-star fighting game Super Smash Bros.
Still, the fact that the company is already working on a new console shows Nintendo?s lack of faith in its current game system. While the Wii U does have quality games, it doesn?t have enough big releases and new IPs to compete with the PS4 or Xbox One.
Will the Legend of Zelda Wii U save the console? It?s clear that Nintendo is expecting Legend of Zelda Wii U to increase sales for the console, even re-releasing older games like Wind Waker and Twilight Princess to get fans hyped up for the newest installment in the legendary series.
Fans have already discussed what they want to see in The Legend of Zelda Wii U in various forums. While most fans love the typical Zelda tropes ? Link?s the chosen one, Zelda?s his love interest, Ganon is evil, etc. ? there are some fans who would love to see some changes in Wii U game, so just sticking to the winning formula might not work out for Nintendo.
To be fair, the teaser trailer of the game does show Link with a new outfit while also fighting a new foe. Hopefully, those won?t be the only changes, since a lot of hope is riding on The Legend of Zelda Wii U. Nintendo has not yet announced the release date of the game but the company confirmed that it will release sometime this year.