If big first party Wii titles like Metroid Prime 3 and Super Mario Galaxy take longer to arrive than expected, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime could well be left looking a bit silly, after a transcript of an October interview emerged where he promised their swift release in 2007.
Speaking to Newsweek's N'Gai Croal, Fils-Aime offered the two Nintendo titles - along with Zelda: Twilight Princess - as proof that Nintendo Wii would not be afflicted by the same kinds of "drought" that caused problems for GameCube. Citing Metroid as coming out "early in 2007", he said Mario Galaxy would also be "strategically" timed "to make sure that we continue driving momentum through 2007."
Further asked if he'd repeat the old-days George Bush's infamous "read my lips" pledge to deliver games at a steady pace, Fils-Aime added, "I thought I just did."
Speaking to MTV News last month, the charismatic Nintendo of America president said that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption would be the next big first party title after WarioWare: Smooth Moves (January) and Mario Party 8 (March), while Mario Galaxy would arrive sometime between March and Christmas 2007.