Don’t you just love analysts? They are paid good money to make calculated speculations regarding the industry they’re involved in, and most of the time the outcome comes out otherwise – and yet millions of people still place their faith in what was stated. I suppose that has a lot to do with folks not wanting to take responsibility for their own decisions, and hence make, for example, investment decisions based on a financial analyst’s comments concerning a certain stock or unit trust. Well, good thing the gaming world is more forgiving since there isn’t any chance for you to lose money there, so whether a title predicted to be released by an analyst is true or not, it won’t hurt our wallet ultimately. Lazard Capital Markets’ Colin Sebastian has stated that Link’s next adventure could arrive on the scene next year on the Wii platform, but there are some pitfalls to look out for.
This is unprecedented, since Nintendo has always maintained a single Zelda game for each of its console from the SNES onwards, although it did break that tradition with the N64 thanks to the wonderful response the title received. While the last Zelda installment, The Twilight Princess, was a launch game for the Wii in November of 2006, things might be different this time round since the Wii looks as though it is here to stay for at least a couple more years, so there is nothing quite like giving the video game industry a much needed kick in the pants with another Zelda release next year. Come on now, who doesn’t love Zelda? I played The Phantom Hourglass on my DS and could not put the game down from day one. This is one prediction I would love to see it come true.
One Comment on “Zelda could arrive in 2009”
Tphi Says:January 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 pm
I would refute the “one Zelda game for each console” claim.
Twilight Princess was released on Cube along with Wind Waker, and was of course originally intended solely for release on Cube not Wii as well.
The GameBoy Color also had Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, and was originally going to have a third title in that sub-series as well before Capcom’s budget was cut. Plus the re-make Link’s Awakening DX.
And hopefully the Wii will be graced with a second Zelda title in the not too distant future
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