Don't Hold Out Hope for That Netflix Zelda Series; Iwata Says It's Just a Rumor

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In an interview with Time, Nintendo president Saruto Iwata crushed dreams and dispelled rumors that Netflix is involved with a Legend of Zelda tv show:

In early February, the Wall Street Journal reported that Netflix was developing a live-action series based on Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda franchise. But Mr. Iwata says those rumors are inaccurate.

“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,” says Iwata.

The show's existence seemed questionable to begin with, but if you're desperate to keep hope alive, note that Iwata does say the rumors are "inaccurate" and not flat out false.  Maybe there is something in the works, just not with Netflix.  Or maybe Netflix is working on something for Nintendo, just not a Zelda series.  Or maybe nothing is happening at all.  There's that possibility too.

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Netflix is Working on a Legend of Zelda TV Show

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According to The Wall Street Journal, the television series is still in its early stages of development, but the show is to be a live action series in the style of "Game of Thrones for a family audience."  Before you get too excited, know this:

As it is still seeking a writer to work on the series, Netflix has a long road to travel before a “Legend of Zelda” series actually becomes a reality. It’s also possible that Netflix or Nintendo will kill the project before it gets off the ground.

Would you be interested in watching a Legend of Zelda series? 

A Fan Petition Hopes to See Robin Williams Immortalized in the Legend of Zelda, Too

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In response to the change.org petition pictured above, a Nintendo spokesperson said, "Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo. Our hearts go out to his entire family, and especially to Zelda Williams who we've worked with multiple times. We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close."

This petition comes on the heels of another fan petition that successfully got World of Warcraft to consider making Mr. Williams an NPC in the game.

That Definitely is Link in the New Zelda Trailer

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Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma told VentureBeat that the character we saw in the new Zelda trailer was not necessarily Link, saying, "No one explicitly said that that was Link." If not Link, who is it? Leave your theories in the comments below.

UPDATE: False alarm, everyone. Aonuma clarified to MMGN that he was kidding about that comment:

Actually that comment I made jokingly. It's not that I said that it wasn't Link. It's that I never said that it was Link. It's not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way. It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying 'oh it's a female character' and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that [was humour]. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement.

Check Out the Temple of Time Recreated in Unreal Engine 4

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From the video description:

Several months ago, it was suggested to me by a friend that a fun/challenging exercise would be to recreate an environment from an old game I like using modern techniques. I thought this was a great idea, so I have put together a recreation and personal adaptation of The Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda.

The footage was captured from Unreal Engine 4. Other software used: Maya, Z-brush, Photoshop