You've probably heard by now that Nintendo's Reginald Fils-Aime has let it slip that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been delayed yet again, this time until the end of 2006. As you'll recall, the game was the highlight of E3 last year in the Nintendo booth and was promised and hyped for a November 2005 release. Then it was bumped to April 2006 so the creative team had more time to beef up the game. Now here we go again to November 2006 with the rumor (again) that the game might now include some Nintendo Revolution-exclusive extras.
I think by now it's evident how much Zelda fans are anticipating this game. I also think I've made my thoughts on Revolution extras clear as well. Now that we're delayed one more time I am concerned that the overall hype and legend of the game (no pun intended) could reach unsatisfiable levels. As many times as the game has been dangled in front of us teasingly I'm ready to demand that when I first turn the game on I should fall to my knees and weep at the beauty and splendor of the overall Twilight Princess experience. Any further unexpected delays will lead us down the ritual sacrifice path, and I don't think anyone really wants that.
And yes, I know Shigeru Miyamoto's thoughts on delayed games, but his words don't help soothe the sting of having to wait seven more months.