Where's Zelda DS?

Wednesday 26 July 2006
Nintendo has recently released its 2006 DS line-up for the US and, while it is an undeniably exciting list, there is one game that's conspicuously absent - The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

The beautiful looking adventure is a continuation of the Wind Waker story which finds Link lost and alone at sea, and promises innovative control of the elf with the stylus and touch-screen.

Phantom Hourglass was playable at this year's E3 and was down for a winter 2006 release but hasn't appeared on Nintendo's latest US release schedule, which is as follows:

9 October: Clubhouse Games
16 October: Nintendogs (Dalmatian)
23 October: Magical Starsign
30 October: Pokemon Ranger
30 October: Children of Mana
6 November: Elite Beat Agents
13 November: Yoshi's Island 2
4 December: Custom Robo Arena
4 December: Kirby Squeak Squad

So far there's been no official comment from Nintendo about Zelda's absence, but hopefully it's only a minor delay and we can look forward to the Phantom Hourglass early next year.