Shigeru Miyamoto has told us that the gameplay development of Zelda Skyward Sword for Wii is "almost complete".
The Nintendo legend revealed today that Nintendo could easily release the title before the end of the year - but decided to ensure they had enough time to polish it to perfection.
The game was shown off and named for the first time at E3 almost 12 hours ago - where a release date of 2011 was confirmed.
"Particularly now with what we're showing [at E3] the gameplay is very complete," revealed Miyamoto. "You're starting to see what the visual style will look like. We have a few more dungeons and very challenging bosses to complete.
"Gameplay structure is so complete and we'll be able to put it together relatively quickly. But we could not be entirely, 100 per cent confident we would get it done before the end of the year, so we've said we need 'up to the end of the year' for development."