Best Buy US have sent out a flurry of emails to customers who have preordered Metroid Prime 3: Corruption from their online store - notifying them the release date has changed from summer '07 to New Year's Eve.
Currently there has been no confirmation from Nintendo on this announcement but it does tie in with a passage from a recent interview with Reggie in which he told MTV.com:
"What I will tell you about 'Metroid' is that 'Metroid' will be fabulous," he said. "I think it's fair to say that all of us were disappointed with the sales of 'Metroid Prime 2,' [the game's developer] Retro included. The focus on 'Prime 3' is to make that the stellar game for a first-person experience on the platform. ... What that means is we're going to make sure it's perfect when we launch it. I think this is one where your readers — the fans of Nintendo, the core gamer — need to recognize that when we release it, it will be perfect. And if that's a little later than folks would have liked, I'm hoping they're going to be happy.