Reggie: We Don't Announce Games 5 or 6 Years in Advance Like Other Companies - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 23 June 2015 / 16,865 Views
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has told Kotaku that Nintendo does not announce games that won't be released for another five or six years:
"Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game. We also know that the best way to launch a game like that is to surprise and delight them, to give them a launch date, in an environment like this let them play it vs. what other companies do which is to announce a project that you may not see for five, six years. It’s just not the way we do things. We know the community wants to see a straight-up Metroid game. We know it."
While it has not been five or six years, Nintendo's flagship The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U was announced in early 2013 and won't be released until early 2016 at the earliest, which is a three year gap at best, so Reggie's comments are probably ill-advised.
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