Sheathe your swords and put your hookshots back in your napsacks, Zelda-fans, because the rumors surrounding Nintendo and Netflix's Legend of Zelda live action series aren't apparently true.
The rumor kicked off back in February, when the Wall Street Journal caught wind of the news that Netflix was in the "early stages" of creating a Zelda series that could be akin to Game of Thrones, but suited for a more family orientated audience.
In a recent interview with Time Magazine, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata destroyed the previously mind blowing spectacle of a rumor regarding the giants of entertainment's Hyrule based collaboration:
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.
There we have it, from the horse's mouth, as they say. But, if we were to speculate on Iwata-san's statement, we could divulge a few interesting facts. Like, did the show just fall apart, as many do in their early stages? Is it true, but is Nintendo choosing to delay an official announcement, or simply allay gossip?
Or was it just straight up B.S.?
Who can say, but at this time I think it's best to revisit Ocarina of Time and be sated by Koji Kondo's evocative score.
(Source: Time Magazine)