NOA's figurehead says there won't be holes in the Wii's release schedule this time around.
Nintendo of America's President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime chatted with Newsweek's N'Gai Croal earlier this week. The topic at hand was Nintendo's history of delaying AAA games and creating voids in the release schedules of previous consoles, and whether or not it would happen again with Wii.
It won't, according to Reggie. He cites the already-released Zelda: Twilight Princess as the first reason, Metroid Prime 3 coming out in early 2007 as a second reason, and Super Mario Galaxy arriving after that as a third reason.
While that isn't really a direct assurance that Metroid or Mario won't be further delayed, Reg does have this exchange with Croal:
Newsweek: So are you willing to make a "Read my lips" pledge right here?
Reggie: I thought I just did.
We all know what happened the last time a president said that phrase. Here's hoping Nintendo's Wii blockbusters will keep us entertained through both halves of 2007.