Link, after his new years diet.

You are now less than 365 days away from a new console Zelda game. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata confirmed to Japan's Asahi Shimbun daily today that the Wii Zelda sequel, first revealed at last year's E3, will be released this year.

Truth be told we weren't sure Zelda would see the light of day in 2010, thinking that Super Mario Galaxy 2 might just edge it as the AAA title from Nintendo this year. So it comes as great news that Iwata-san has confirmed the release for Wii in 2010, however if we're to see it outside of Japan this year is yet to be seen.

Expect a lot more information about the unnamed Zelda title over the coming months, especially around E3.