Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the Wii U’s swan song

Nintendo has confirmed the belated release of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U will be the last ever game made for the system.

Speaking to Polygon, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime, confirmed there’s no new development in the pipeline.

He said: “From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of the legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

“We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”

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Fils-Aime did specify first-party development, but given the Wii U enjoys next to no third-party support, it’s one and the same.

Nintendo announced it would be ending Wii U production “soon” in mid-November last year.

At least the console has a chance to go out on a high before the big Switch. However, the new version will a whopping 180 changes compared to the Wii U game.

The Wii U version will run at 720p, while the Switch will offer 900p graphics, while the newer console will also benefit from higher quality environmental sounds. 

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