To be honest, I believe Zelda Wii is quite viable for this year's E3. So, in short, I AM BETTING that we will see Wii Zelda at E3 2009.
I mean, Twilight Princess was pretty much done in 2005. It was delayed in order to be fitted to the Wii and also to maybe get a little more polish. That's it. The game could've come out as a very similar experience to what we got at a little over two years after Wind Waker.
And remember, we were teased about Wind Waker at SpaceWorld 2001. That's one year after Majora's Mask. The game released in late 2002 in Japan. Of course, it must also be noted that the game was rushed to shelves.
Majora's Mask came only two years after OOT. Granted, the game could be considered an expansion pack. You have to make these considerations.
But think about it. We got what was mostly a Gamecube Zelda game back in 2006. It's now 2009, and even if you extend the typical development cycle for Zelda games, it's still very much a possibility for a new Wii Zelda to come out in 2010. So, why is it so impossible for Nintendo to tease the game one year early? Zelda is a major franchise and garners a lot of hype. I think Nintendo knows this. Why would they wait until the year of release to get the hype train started?
I just feel that an announcement is far more viable than some people make it out to be, considering that console Zelda games, on average, have been releasing within three years of each other, and it's been almost three years since Twilight Princess' release without even an official announcement of the next game.
We're creeping up on the Wii's third anniversary. Time's flying, and it's already almost Summer 2009. Wii Zelda's coming in some way or another. It probably won't release this year, but I think an announcement isn't so much to ask.
Nintendo's E3 conference is this Tuesday. Last year Miyamoto mentioned that he had the Zelda team working on a Zelda for Wii. Will Nintendo finally reveal Zelda Wii this E3, or will they keep us in the dark even longer? You put a bet on the way you think things will go, and if you're wrong, you get banned from ZU for a week.
PLACE YOUR BETS!
What qualifies as Zelda Wii being shown:
-The official logo being shown
What qualifies as Zelda Wii Not being shown:
-Not being shown.
-Only mentioned unofficially (like how Miyamoto mentioned at last E3 that the Zelda team is working on a Zelda Wii; that doesn’t count
The Penalty for Losing the Bet: A one week long banning from the Zelda Universe forums. That means the banning will start the day after Nintendo's E3 conference, and end a week from then (Starting June 3rd, June 10th is when the banning ends).
The Reward for Winning the Bet: Either a new Zelda for Wii is revealed, or you get the satisfaction of winning a bet. I guess it's more about taking a risk in order to make things more fun.
UPDATE: From this point on (starting at the 10th post in this thread), if you are betting, you must say "I AM BETTING" in your post (and then include which why you are betting).
If you want to join the bet, post here, and make it clear which side you are on. Once you place a bet, you only have until Nintendo's E3 conference to change your bet, or just pull out all together. Once the Nintendo conference starts, you cannot pull out of the bet!
Interesting, but what happens if the naysayers lose? Do they get banned for a week too, or is it just the optimists that get punished? x3
"You put a bet on the way you think things will go, and if you're wrong, you get banned from ZU for a week."
So I guess by saying "not betting", these people are still making a bet, though?
They aren't participating in the ban bet, plain and simple. This is something people do on NeoGAF all the time. The mods keep a list of people who have lain bets, and if they get proven wrong, their account gets banned, usually permanently. Used in an example: "Final Fantasy XIII will NEVER be on the 360." E3 2008=LOL banned.
He's coming back in about 20 minutes or something.
I'm not really sure either. I was under the assumption that the losing side got banned. Aka, if it's announced, people who voted it won't be are banned. If it isn't announced, people who voted it would be are banned.