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The Legend of Zelda will release in 2017 for NX, Wii U

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Will now be the focus of E3 2016

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The Legend of Zelda on Wii U has been delayed again, Nintendo announced today, and the game is now expected to launch in 2017 alongside a newly announced NX version of the game.

With no forthcoming details about the next-generation "NX" console, releasing globally in March 2017, The Legend of Zelda will be the main focus for the company at this year's E3 event, Nintendo of America said on Twitter.

The company had previously delayed the game beyond 2015, skipping last year's E3 event entirely. Series producer Eiji Aonuma said at the time that "the team has experienced firsthand the freedom of exploration that hasn't existed in any Zelda game to date, we have discovered several new possibilities for this game".

The last time the company shared footage of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was at The Game Awards in December 2014.