When the Wall Street Journal announced that there was plans between Nintendo and Netflix to bring a Legend of Zelda series to the streaming service, fans were either excited or extremely concerned about the project. The thing is, we may have jumped the gun on these emotions as Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata talked with Time in an interview released earlier today.
During the Interview, which covered some fascinating things about Nintendo’s Amiibos and the new 3DS, Iwata went on to say – “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.”
Well that sucks.
Nintendo has always been protective of their IPs, especially after the trainwreck called Super Mario Bros the Movie, and it’s probably for the better that the Legend of Zelda Netflix show was listed as false as WSJ described the show as a “family friendly Game of Thrones” which doesn’t really feel like Zelda at all.
Zelda fans will still have something to look forward to, as the next Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U is still set to launch in 2015.