Zelda Wii confirmed for 2010?

New Zelda game likely to release in the second half of the year

Nintendo's Cammie Dunaway has suggested that the forthcoming Legend Of Zelda game will be released for Wii this year.

In an interview with, Nintendo of America's executive vice president said that the website owed her a steak dinner for doubting that new Mario, Metroid and Zelda games would be released in one year.

Of course the release dates for Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M were confirmed at Nintendo's media summits this week but Dunaway believes that Nintendo will enjoy a good second half of 2010 as well.

"One of the things that's true for Nintendo is that we're not driven by a calendar for our release dates. When the games are ready to go, when the quality is perfect, that's when we release.

"We all benefit if we can keep a pretty steady pace, so the development teams have worked hard to make sure that we've got a full lineup this year. If you compare the first half of 2010 with the first half of 2009, it's night and day. And from some of the things that Mr. Iwata has talked about, and that we will talk about at E3, like Zelda, you know that we're going to have a good back half of the year, as well."

With new Mario, Metroid and Zelda games pencilled in for 2010, could this be one of the best years ever for Nintendo fans?