Nintendo conceded today that Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will likely be delayed from “early this year”, til Fall. Nintendo had said the game be would be at the beginning of 2011, but with very little shown of the game since E3, a delay seemed likely.
At a recent quarterly financial presentation, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that the upcoming Ocarina of Time remake for the DS is expected to ship before Skyward Sword. At the 3DS presentation in New York, Nintendo said Zelda would not be released in the console’s extended launch period, which will last from the Console initial release on March 27th through this year’s E3, which ends on June 9th.
Knowing all that, Iwata basically said the game will be released no earlier than mid-june. AAA titles are almost never released during the summer, so realistically the game has chance of actually hitting shelves before September.