Reggie reconfirms Mario and Zelda in deep development

In an interview today with Xplay, Reggie Fils-Aime was once again bombarded with the question that’s on the mind of every Nintendo fan”¦Where’s Mario and Zelda?

“You know, it’s a great question”¦I have to just step back and remind people”¦Smash Brothers is less than a year old. Kart is less than a year old. We’re only getting to a year anniversary for Galaxy. We’ve just launched all of these great franchises. Do we have those specific teams working, the Mario team, the Zelda team? Absolutely. You’ve got to give us a little bit of time to create these games. They will be coming. I’m not going to spoil the surprise of when. But those games are all coming.”

I totally agree with Mr. Fils-Aime. Give them a break. I want Zelda as much as the rest of you, but the developers aren’t going to shorten the classic Nintendo polish cycle just to get more titles to the consumer.

It sounds like we might hear something in less than a year’s time. Let us hope so.