The longstanding rumour has been confirmed – Nintendo's next Zelda game is in development for both the Wii U and the NX.
The Legend of Zelda: The latest instalment in this classic series is scheduled to launch simultaneously for both Wii U and NX, and both versions of the game have been in development in tandem,” the platform holder said. Because developers need more time to polish the game, it will launch in 2017, but it will be the focus of Nintendo's presence at E3.
Nintendo changes its approach to [E3] every year. This June, Nintendo will focus its attentions on the upcoming game in The Legend of Zelda series. The Wii U version of the game will be playable for the first time on the E3 show floor, and it will be the only playable game Nintendo presents at the show, in order to provide attendees a complete immersion. Additional information about Nintendo's E3 plans will be announced in the future.”
The platform holder has also announced that the NX will launch in March 2017, and will not be shown at E3.