The following press release, which will undoubtedly be the most important piece of news for Nintendo fans since last year’s NintendoDS announcement, came in moments ago. Although, as usual, you can guarantee that this decision has not been made lightly – especially being Nintendo’s only real contender for the coveted Christmas No.1 spot – it will not doubt reaffirm many fans opinions of Nintendo being able to disappoint in equal measure as to they please, and be a harsh reminder of the delay suffered by the titles predecessor, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
Our development team has decided to take extra time to add some incredible new elements to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. As a result, the game will now launch in 2006 globally. We recognize there may be some disappointed fans, however we firmly believe this additional time will result in a much more enjoyable gaming experience. GameCube fans will have a variety of Nintendo games to choose from this Christmas, including Mario Smash Football, Battalion Wars, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.