Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, has made two statements recently concerning Zelda Wii. The first of these statements was about the quality of the game.
“Right now, it’s still in development, but the key message that Mr. [Shigeru] Miyamoto and Mr. [Eiji] Aonuma are telling us is that it really has to be perfect when it launches — that really is what the Zelda fan is expecting. So for all the Zelda fans out there right now, what I would say is, enjoy Spirit Tracks, and know that the Zelda title for Wii is going to come out when it’s perfect.”
Something tells me he is trying to get our hopes up due to lack of info. But I rather have a lack of info and little hype then to have super hype only to get a fairly decent game (*cough*TP*cough*)
The second statement was about the release date. In an episode of GameTrailers TV, he stated:
“We haven’t committed to Zelda in 2010.”
Afterwords, Keighley clarified that Miyamoto has so far said the game is “tracking” for 2010. Reggie replied:
“That’s what he said, and we’ll see how that continues to develop.”
This was before Iwata said it would come out before the end of the year, however. It is possible that this means that it will be released in 2010 in Japan, but not state-side. Only time will tell when Zelda Wii will finally hit shelves.