People have been right to be skeptical that Nintendo could deliver Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M and a brand-new The Legend of Zelda game in 2010. That's unprecedented for Nintendo, a company prone to spreading out its major releases. Nintendo, however, is giving strong hints we're in for a particularly interesting 2010. There's not much reading between lines: Zelda could drop this year.
Wired's Chris Kohler told Nintendo of America executive VP Cammie Dunaway he bet Nintendo wouldn't deliver major sequels to all three franchises in 2010. Dunaway pushed back.
"You bet no, right?" she said."
"I bet no," said Kohler. "Are you going to hold me to that? Do I owe you a steak dinner?"
And the moment of truth:
"I think you do," said Dunaway.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has previously pushed back against speculation that Zelda would arrive later this year prior to this week's Nintendo event. With Super Mario Galaxy 2 now arriving on May 23, followed by Metroid: Other M on June 27, plans may have changed.