The new issue of Game Informer
(#165) reportedly alleges that the next Wii installment of The Legend of Zelda
has been "deep in development for around a year." Admittedly, this rumor comes as little surprise, since consistent first-party support is crucial for Wii's success.
We needn't remind you that Twilight Princess
is a GameCube game with tacked on Wii functionality. While no doubt a key asset to the Wii launch, Twilight Princess
is not a showcase for the new platform. Rest assured Nintendo has been working on 'that' particular Zelda
entry since the moment the Wii concept was birthed. That's not to say we expect a true Wii Zelda
before 2008. Remember, Metroid
are holding it down in '07.Game Informer
also reports that Phantom Hourglass
for DS as been delayed until October 2007; a full year after the Wind Waker
sequel was initially expected. Sound familiar?