Following up on that rumor from a few weeks ago about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess being a showcase for the upcoming Nintendo Revolution comes this rumor that the game will be released when the new console hits stores and will take advantage of the new controller, allowing players to swing the remote controller to control Link's sword. Note how this rumor has come out at the end of the week just before Christmas, meaning that there's nobody at Nintendo to confirm or deny the rumor because they're all on holiday break. Let me just say that I do not want this rumor to be true.
It seems as though a lot of people have not been happy with the Nintendo GameCube, but I've been thrilled with it. It's Nintendo's best home console since the Super NES in my opinion. I actually own more GameCube games than I do games for any other Nintendo console. As the GameCube generation winds down I want Twilight Princess to be that one last grand finale. The GameCube deserves a legacy that doesn't involve limping along from mid-2005 to the end of 2006. If Nintendo wants to add Revolution swordplay to the game then I'd like to see it remain a surprise. Release Twilight Princess in April, let us all play through it and enjoy it, and then when the Revolution comes at the end of the year reveal "By the way, put Twilight Princess into the Revolution and see what happens. We think you'll like it." That way the GameCube gets a memorable send-off and the Revolution launches with a nice surprise that allows us to experience the game all over again from a different gameplay angle.