While there might be some hesitation by Nintendo in confirming a 2010 release date for Zelda Wii, that is the time frame they are shooting for. Whether the game releases in 2010 or not, we will be playing it before then, at least that’s what Eiji Aonuma wants. Eiji recently had a an interview with Famitsu and within the interview, he talked about wanting to have Zelda Wii playable at this year’s E3. Below are a few quotes from Eiji in the recent interview.
“I’d like to show something playable.” (Referring to Zelda Wii at E3 2010.)
“We’ll work hard in order to get you playing it as soon as possible.” (When pressed about a release date in 2010.)
“We’ve progressed in development since last year. At present, the core areas have come into clear view.”
It really seems like they are quite along the way with Zelda Wii and the team is really going to be pushed for a 2010 release. I still think there is a legitimate chance that we do not see Zelda Wii until 2011. Either way, it looks like we are going to get a good idea what Zelda Wii is all about when E3 roles around this year. Mark your calendars as E3 is just 4 months way, scheduled for June 15th-17th.