Nintendo Wii/DS News | Zelda Dated, Metroid Prime Delayed

By Adam Riley 02.07.2007 13

Nintendo is very good at spurting lots of positive news, but amongst a Press Release about the new Zelda on DS being dated in the US, there is something slightly disappointing.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, complete with its crisp 3-D cartoon graphics and multiplayer battles over Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection, will launching on 1st October, 2007 across North America.

"Since 1987 The Legend of Zelda franchise has sold more than 52 million units worldwide. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass stays true to the richness of the console Zelda franchise while introducing new controls that allow veterans and first-time gamers to become fully immersed in the adventure."
- George Harrison, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications.

It is also mentioned that as a special bonus for Nintendo's rewards club, My Nintendo members who register the game and their Nintendo DS hardware at MyNintendo.com and fill out a short survey will receive a special Nintendo DS stylus that looks like an old-fashioned quill pen, modeled after an item in the game (subject to availability).

But, and here is the surprise sour point, Nintendo states Zelda will follow 'hot on the heels of another classic Nintendo franchise with amazing new controls'. Yes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for Wii will now hit stores 27th August instead!

Stick with Cubed3 for further updates...

Box art for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
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European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date Out now   Australian release date Out now   

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Was it dated before, I had no idea? How much was it delayed by then, can't be much if it's the 27th of August...

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Megadanxzero said:
Was it dated before, I had no idea? How much was it delayed by then, cant be much if its the 27th of August...

Orignally August 20th, so by a week (only for the US though, no Europe date yet anyway).

It was dated in the US. Meh, only a week's delay. Maybe they're shifting to closer to the European one to make NoE looks less thundercuntish.

( Edited on 02.07.2007 21:13 by Grumbler )

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

Not bad a delay, and good news for Zelda - can't wait to play the English version, the Japenese one totally rocks!

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If the European release of Metroid is anything past Sept 7th then I hope the US date is pushed back till next year.Smilie

( Edited on 02.07.2007 22:34 by IfritXVII )

Only a week is that bad... ahhh my birthday is on 25August...!!

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Though a delay, still not bad dates there.

IfritXVII said:
If the European release of Metroid is anything past Sept 7th then I hope the US date is pushed back till next year.Smilie

Except that Retro is a US developer, so very unlikely...Smilieheh heh...Smilie

Proud United State-ian

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Metroid Prime Nintendo 11/17/02 US
Metroid Prime Nintendo 02/28/03 JP
Metroid Prime Nintendo 03/21/03 EU

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo 11/15/04 US
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo 11/26/04 EU
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo 12/02/04 AU
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo 05/26/05 JP

SpeculateSmilie

( Edited on 03.07.2007 02:14 by Ino Faust )

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Metroid Prime Nintendo 17/11/02 US
Metroid Prime Nintendo 28/02/03 JP
Metroid Prime Nintendo 21/03/03 EU

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo 15/11/04 US
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo 26/11/04 EU
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo 02/12/04 AU
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo 26/05/05 JP

I had to convert that, brainmash.

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

Oh no the world is ending, it comes out a week later...

Is Metroid almost out? Cool!

I want to get my hands on one of those quill stylus's bad, hopefully Club Nintendo will offer them here also as they have with other games like Pac Pix. [LS]

Hmm... Will it go the way of Metroid Prime 1 or Metroid Prime 2? They couldn't really be more different in terms of release date... Hopefully it'll be more like MP2 with us getting it at almost the same time. Nintendo really can't afford to piss off the European market anyway with the amount of shit they put us through...

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