Tuesday, August 16, 2005

ZELDA DELAY!

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

This is because I am a loving mother. From National Post, Canada:
New Zelda game delayed, Nintendo cuts price of portable DS system

Neil Davidson
Canadian Press

Tuesday, August 16, 2005
(CP) - Some bad news for Zelda fans from Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which had been expected out later this year for the GameCube, has been delayed until 2006.

Zelda developers need more time to finish the game, said Ron Bertram, vice-president and general manager of Nintendo Canada.

The title was expected to be Nintendo's cornerstone this year. The Canadian arm of the company planned to spend 30 per cent of its 2005 marketing budget on the Zelda game for GameCube, with Bertram hoping to sell more than 250,000 copies in Nintendo's fiscal year (through March 31, 2006). That would have likely made it the bestselling game of the year in Canada.

"It's not good news short-term for everyone who was expecting it," Bertram acknowledged Tuesday from Vancouver.

"So short-term obviously, our software sales will go down a little bit. But the beauty of a game like that is whenever you launch it, it sells a lot . . . When we launch it in 2006, it will sell great guns. But (game producer Eiji) Aonuma needs more time. So they're giving it to him."

An announcement on the exact release date is expected later this year.
Good about the Nintendo prices but bad about the game. Guess we will have to figure out what else to get you for Christmas, eh?

The offical site: They need the Triforce! Or at least, more programmers (heh). Of the early Nintendo games, aside from Mario and friends, Zelda was a great game. It was one of the earlier games to have a story line and wonderful characters that pulled one in. They even made a cartoon show and comix books which were suddenly cancelled to the despair of some people in my household. Heck.

I read the comix, too, and watched along and was not happy.

So we all give our wishes for godspeed and good times to the programmers, we can't wait! And let's hope it isn't like the time they delayed the release of the game month after month, right? That was fun...(yer mom!)

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