Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Zelda Pushed Back/Nintendo DS Price Drop

The major gaming news for today comes from Nintendo. They've announced that the Nintendo DS will drop to $129.99 on August 21st, one day before Nintendogs drops to retail. This is a $20 drop and makes the DS pretty enticing, especially with the games that have just recently come out and are coming out in the future.

That's the good news, the bad news is that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has been pushed back from a November release to a March 2006 release. This is sad news, although the developers want more time to refine the game, something they arguably didn't do with Wind Waker even though that game also came out early in the year at least in the United States.

This leaves the DS lineup to hold Nintendo through the holidays because I don't think they have any other major title coming up for the GameCube.