Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is working on some unique projects for the Wii U. We heard about a few of them at E3 last year, and they include a new Star Fox as well as titles called Project Robot and Project Guard.
Project Robot showed up around the time of the convention, and then it sort of fell off the map, only mentioned in passing a few times here and there. Now, thanks to more information coming from Nintendo’s Earnings Release document for the fiscal year ending March 31 2015, we might have a release window.
Even stranger, the release window expires in a matter of weeks. In the” Launch Schedule of Primary Nintendo Products by Region” section of the release, Nintendo lists Project Robot with its temporary title. For its launch date in both the United States and Europe, the line reads “1st Half 2015.”
This section of the release doesn’t read in fiscal years, it reads in calendar years. That puts Project Robot in a narrow release window between now and towards the end of June.
Here’s how Nintendo described Project Robot last year:
This game lets players use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touch screen to build a giant robot. A variety of parts are available to choose from, and you can adjust the size of each part. Once the robot is complete, the GamePad screen will show you the cockpit view, and you’ll battle against giant enemy robots. Players can move the robot’s upper body using the GamePad controller’s gyro sensor, and use the left and right control sticks to move its arms. The game is scheduled for 2015.
My bet? Nintendo talks about the game during its E3 presentation, and then it ends with their now standard “this game will be available on the Wii U’s eShop as soon as the Direct is over.”
How’s that for little fanfare?