'Legend of Zelda' release date for Wii U slated for early 2017

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News about "Legend of Zelda" can be found almost everywhere online. Several articles have touched upon the widely popular game and the reports have made fans and long-time players go through a series of emotions, with speculations and opinions ranging from very exciting to deeply disappointing.

"Legend of Zelda", which was first released almost 30 years ago, is a revolutionary action-adventure game initially developed by Nintendo. The game revolves around Link as he embarks on different adventures, most of which involve saving the titular princess, Princess Zelda.

The game has achieved an almost cult like status and has spawned seventeen official releases from the first one made available in 1986.

A new version of "Legend of Zelda" was announced in 2013 with Nintendo planning for the game to be released for Wii U by this year, much to the delight of the series' followers. However, just recently, the game's producer, Eiji Aonuma, revealed that fans would have to wait a bit longer for the new version saying:

"Our priority is to make it the most complete and ultimate Zelda game. I hope to use the added time to make The Legend of Zelda for Wii U into a game that will reward you for your patience..."

While this is certainly devastating news, several other reports claim that fans will be seeing a lot more of the game this year.

In a statement on Twitter, Nintendo of America announced that "Legend of Zelda" would be one of the games to be played during the upcoming Nintendo World Championships.

The event, which is 25 years in the making, with the last one being held in 1990, is among the most highly anticipated ones in the upcoming 2015 E3 and is scheduled on June 14, 3PM.

The upcoming version of "Legend of Zelda" is slated for release in early 2017. However, other games for the upcoming Nintendo World Championships are yet to be announced.

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