why would it be a bad thing if it came out on both Wii U and the NX à la Twilight Princess on GameCube and Wii?
Nothing. The more platforms a gem is on, the better. This is a win for Wii U onwers because it was made specifically for the Wii U (so the gamepad will be great for it), it's a win for NX owners because they get to play a game without shilling $350, and it's a win for Nintendo as they make bank.
I can almost guarantee it will come to both.
They would never cancel the Wii U version, would be a huge shitstorm, they will also probably release the Wii U version first, I seriously doubt they will delay the Wii U version just to match the NX one.
But the simply HAVE to release a NX version, or at the very least have NX be BC and then market Zelda U as something the console can play. (Though why the fuck would you put a Wii U game at the forefront of your new console?)
Nintendo simply has to have Zelda U ready for the NX launch, they'd have to be absolutely retarded not to, they need to have learned after the failure that was the first year of Wii U. Give people some sort of privlieges for coming back if they played the Wii U version. But holy fuck, NX needs Zelda U. The little businessman inside me will fucking explode if Nintendo doesn't realize the NX needs a game like Zelda U for its launch, absolutely must have it.
Why does everyone think this is going to be on NX?
I dont see Skyward Sword on the WiiU and that closed the Wii cycle. Zelda U is probably going to close the WiiU cycle too.
>NX will be very different from WiiU and 3DS
What if the game relys heavily on the gamepad
Apparently some people have bought a Wii U to play nothing but Zelda U, so they're mad that they could have saved money and not bought a Wii U at all. It seems silly though, surely you wouldn't buy a Wii U unless it had games that interested you and were currently available.
I wouldn't be surprised if it sees a port at some point, but people who think it's going to be another TP scenario where they ended up delaying the game specifically for a simultaneous port job are fucking out of their minds, considering we still know all of jack shit about the console itself.
This is just a case of the traditional "Zelda delay" lining up with a particularly shitpost-heavy NX rumor mill.
If they don't show anything for Zelda U in June, I'm calling it right now, it's dead and likely on the NX. Or knowing them, they'll release it on both consoles, and the NX version will be the go-to game for its launch. But I'd rather have that than another Hyrule Warriors or some other half-assed spin-off.
>What if the game relys heavily on the gamepad
Seems it's just a map, which is sorta nice, but hardly necessary for the experience.
Maybe you can read the book Link carries too, who knows. I wished Ni No Kuni were on the Wii U for that reason once.
I'll admit, it's a gimmick however.
Skyward Sword is a good point though, as is this: >>322922443
>This is just a case of the traditional "Zelda delay" lining up with a particularly shitpost-heavy NX rumor mill.
You're forgetting one important thing though anon, The NX will probably be a good deal more powerful than the Wii U compared to the Wii and Gamecube.
And the possiblity of Zelda U running 60 fps on NX? 60fps>Gamepad features.
Other than the fact that it would mean the WiiU is the first Nintendo console without an exclusive Zelda, nothing really. I just don't see it happening as it requires you to believe Nintendo would break 30 years of tradition when it comes to announcing game consoles. At this point we know nothing about the NX other than Nintendo revealed its existence well before they wanted to to quash rumors that they were going 3rd party/mobile only.
Delay the Wii U title so it can be be shipped a year late as a watered down NX title instead of just shipping on time and promising a full featured and proper NX title in half a decade.
Gee. I fucking wonder.