Fils-Aime: Zelda now coming in "fall"

Nintendo EVP lets slip on SpikeTV's <i>Game Head</i> that Twilight Princess has been delayed again; dodges questions about special Revolution features.

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Now, it appears Link won't be donning his green cap until even later than we thought. In the latest edition of SpikeTV's new Game Head program, host and veteran game journalist Geoff Keighley interviewed Nintendo of America Executive Vice President Reggie Fils-Aime.

After an introductory segment which showed Keighley and Fils-Aime being serenaded by a troubadour in Mario drag while racing Mario Kart-esque go-karts, the pair got down to business. Keighley asked Fils-Aime directly what is going on with Twilight Princess. Without missing a beat, the outspoken executive confirmed that the game was missing its current Q2 2006 window.

"It's coming out in the fall, it's coming out on GameCube," said Fils-Aime. "There's been a lot of speculation. People have been saying that we're holding it back or that it's gonna be launched just on Revolution. Tell your people 'Not true,' it's gonna be out on GameCube, it's gonna be out in the fall."

Addressing recent rumors, Keighley asked Fils-Aime if Twilight Princess would have special features that could be accessed only when it was played on the backward-compatible Revolution. When Keighley asked if the Revolution's motion-sensing controller could be used to control link's sword in the game, Fils-Aime demurred. "It's a great idea," he said. "You should talk to [Zelda creator Shigeru] Miyamoto about it. But right now the focus is on GameCube."

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