Speaking exclusively to SPOnG today, Nintendo has moved to quash rumours currently pegging The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for Nintendo Revolution, with ‘The Mill’ claiming the GameCube version has been abandoned.
As you will know, the game was savagely delayed, as we were the first to reveal, and immediately Mario 128-inspired chat foretold of a next-generation outing for the incredible-looking new Link.
“The rumours that are currently doing the rounds are nonsense,” a Nintendo spokesman told SPOnG this morning. “Mr Iwata and Mr Miyamoto have always maintained that Zelda: Twilight Princess will be released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. Of course, it will be playable on Revolution as the Revolution is backwards-compatible with the GameCube. The Revolution may of course see its own Zelda outing in the future.”
And of course, Nintendo’s comments just make sense, unlike the offending rumour. It was back in March that Nintendo showed the latest build of Zelda in video-form at GDC, as we exclusively revealed. Then we had hands-on access with the latest build, with our admittedly only half-decent shaky-cam footage which you can view here.
This news should do something to dampen the fires currently engulfing the scheduled GameCube swansong that is LOZ:TP though a fresh rumour has reached us at time of press, one you may ignore at your leisure. There is a strong chance we hear, that Zelda will come bundled with the Revolution as a 'showpiece' backwards-compatible title at launch. The wait before the final GameCube boxed version may be as long as a month.
We will more than likely be the first to confirm or debunk the Revolution bundle rumour, so keep an eye on the front page. For the record, Nintendo didn’t comment on it at time of press.