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LinkNintendo has two Legend of Zelda games baking in the oven right now that are scheduled for release this year: The Wind Waker HD for the Wii U and A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS.  We all know that there's a third Zelda game in the works, too, and it's bound for the Wii U as a completely new home console adventure.  Nintendo's developers have said for a while now that the game is a long way from complete and it's still too early to show it off, but as it turns out, the company considered showing it at E3 2013 this week in Los Angeles after all.  Game Informer has the news.

[Shigeru] Miyamoto said, "We're also working on a new Wii U Zelda game. Work on that is progressing fairly concretely. In fact, we were thinking about showing it here at E3 but decided to wait just a little bit longer before sharing it with everyone."

While we all want to see the next Zelda, it's for the best that we didn't.  If everyone focuses on the next big new Zelda, the Wind Waker remake could be ignored by the community, and since Nintendo plans to sell many copies of that game, it needs to focus its marketing attention on that release.  There's a danger in looking too far ahead and playing too many cards at once.  I bet that once Wind Waker HD is in stores and been through the holidays as the prime Zelda game for the Wii U, we'll start to hear about the next game in the series.  There will be plenty of opportunity for all of these games in the end.  Take them one at a time for maximum enjoyment.