Posted on January 28 2011 by Jacob Green
A recent Nintendo investor’s meeting in Japan revealed a little bit of information about the upcoming Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time 3D release dates.
The meeting made only a small mention of Skyward Sword, but it was noted that it was “entering into the final completion stage of the game.” They also said that the Ocarina of Time 3d remake is expected to release earlier than Skyward Sword.
We already know that Ocarina of Time 3D will be released sometime after E3, so we can expect Skyward Sword sometime after that. It’s looking more and more like Skyward Sword is going to be Nintendo’s primary holiday 2011 Nintendo Wii game. It makes sense from a business stand point as if you look back the last few years, whether it be with New Super Mario Bros Wii, or with Donkey Kong Country Returns and Kirby Epic Yarn, Nintendo has saved some of its major franchises for the holiday season.
I really don’t know what to make out of the “entering into the final completion stage of the game.” Reggie Fils-Aime from Nintendo of America has recently said that, “we like to launch titles when they’re ready,” and I think that pretty much sums up the majority of Nintendo’s release strategy. With that said, it looks like Skyward Sword is still going to have several months of development prior to its release, so I still fully expect Nintendo to be working to the final hour, perfecting the game.