Declaring for the Time magazine, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata rejected a report from The Wall Street Journal that Netflix was working on a a real- life series of The Legend of Zelda. Iwata’s statement reads:
“As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.”
The Journal’s article from February, which refered to an individual acquainted with the matter, reported the series was depicted as a family version of Game of Thrones, with Link protecting Princess Zelda and guarding the Hyrule land.
The Zelda franchise has had its flirting with television. In the 1980s, Nintendo dispatched a cartoon inspired by it, and also one with Super Mario Bros.
In the mean time, another version of The Legend of Zelda video game is relied upon to dispatch for the Wii U not long from now.
In spite of the fact that it puts an end to rumors about Netflix’s Game of Zeldas, Iwata’s declarations don’t seem to reject the idea of there ever being a LoZ TV show, so we’ll simply need to lie low and see if that turns into a thing at any point in the near future.
Obviously, a certain excitement at seeing another interpreation of such a cherished story was justified, yet a ton distrust was present as well. Especially given the many issues that come with the Zelda games, related to a cutting edge live-action adjustment.
The recent statements of Satoru Iwata also don’t give much out in terms of the upcoming hardware from Nintendo. Other than that it is codenamed NX and comes from Nintendo.
In a Nikkei interview Iwata quickly mentioned the equipment, saying he wouldn’t go into details about the NX.
“However, if you only expand upon existing hardware, it’s dull. In some shape or form, we’re always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our desire to change each person’s video gaming life.”
In other words, no chance in finding out too much about upcoming dispatches. Probably Nintendo has in store another surprise.
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