The Legend of Zelda is the working title of an upcoming action-adventure game in development by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development for the Wii U home video game console. It is the nineteenth main installment in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series, the first original Zelda game developed with high-definition (HD) graphics, and the second Zelda game in HD (preceded by The Wind Waker HD). The game will feature an open world in which players can find different ways to approach areas.
Nintendo originally planned to release the game in 2015; however, in March 2015, producer Eiji Aonuma stated that the company was no longer aiming for a release that year. In an interview at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015, Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aimé stated that the game will be released in 2016.