Nothing was promised for it's release being in 2009. I know Nintendo waits till the game comes out soon but they usually announce it within a year of it's release if it's a big title game, like a console Zelda. Giving it plenty of time for hype to build up. So if it does come out soon, it's most likley 2010 or later.
And I personally think TP is absolutely overrated. It's a wonderful game that's just too easy.
I'm gonna cop Spirit Tracks for sure. The train theme and the name? Yes, they are both very gay. We just have to overlook that.
Phantom Hourglass is great, albeit too short. Oh well, its shortened (in comparison to, say TP) because its on a handheld. I expect Spirit Tracks will be the same.
Personally, I think Spirit Tracks is supposed to buy some time for the development team of the Twilight Princess sequel. That is, if they are even developing it right now.
TP was a solid, solid game. I just felt like it followed the OoT formula too much. It was a slight let down, but I still enjoyed the game.
My words float like the ganja smoke I toke, I tote dictionaries and I spit till my throat chokes.
Well, Ocarina of Time was the best Zelda game to date...
Regardless, Twilight Princess was phenomenal. And the potential of the concepts it introduced is enormous. So much more can be done it makes my head spin.