Feeling left out by Nintendo's mad dash for cash, but can't quite work out why? How about this: 2008 will be the first year in a decade that a new Zelda game wasn't released.

Amazing, no? Yet it's true, as evidenced by this handy chart thrown together by the team at TGR:

1998 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
1999 โ€“ No releases
2000 โ€“ Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
2001 โ€“ Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
2002 โ€“ Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA) and Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
2003 โ€“ Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Master Quest
2004 โ€“ Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
2005 โ€“ Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
2006 โ€“ Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2007 โ€“ Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Link's Crossbow Training

Actually, now that you can see it all there...you can blame Nintendo all you want, but remember: Capcom were picking up a lot of the slack during most of that ten year period with their handheld games, a slack they're no longer picking up.

No Zelda This Year for First Time This Decade [TGR]