Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime was caught sounding off at E3 and AP Archive heard those comments and now have posted them on the internet, so we could get to them and read it all for ourselves.


During Reggie’s “Rant,” we hear him call the new Zelda a “System Seller,” talks about mixing up the formula and why the game will help ensure an effective transition period from the Wii U to the NX, but that’s enough from me, let’s hear from Reggie and what he has to say on all of this:


Reggie on the Formula:

“The typical Zelda formula has been going from dungeon to dungeon, beating a variety of different bosses, to get better weapons. The formula has been totally up-ended. You’re in a wide-open space, you can do whatever you want, but your weapons will break over time, you have to find different types of elements to solve puzzles. So, it’s an open-air experience – that’s what we’re calling it – where you as the player can essentially navigate through this wide open world.”


Reggie on Zelda Focus:

“We wanted to focus on this new Zelda experience because we knew that once fans got a chance to play that it would increase their desire for the game. And the fact that we’ll be launching it simultaneously on Wii U and NX really means that we’ve just shared with consumers around the world the system seller or one system seller for NX. So that’s why we’ve focused on it, there’s lots of time to share more details about our upcoming system, but right now it’s all about Zelda.”


Reggie on the NX Transition:

“Regarding the Wii U, we have been able to put out a number of highly scoring games, games that consumers want to play, that you can’t play anywhere else. So from that standpoint the system absolutely has been a success, but when you come off from selling the Wii and selling over 100 million systems it’s really tough to lap that performance. What we’re focused on is making sure we have an effective transition from the Wii U, we’re going to have a strong holiday performance, we’ve got games coming for the system and then next year we’ll look forward to the NX.”

 Source: AP Archive

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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