Looks Like Zelda Netflix Series Rumor Not Based on “Correct Information”

A few weeks back, The Wall Street Journal broke the rumor that streaming giant Netflix and Nintendo were in early talks to bring a The Legend of Zelda series to Netflix. However unverified, Nintendo can neither confirm nor deny the presence of a Zelda Netflix production. Satoru Iwata told Polygon that this rumor is falsified, that it is factually 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.”

Nintendo has pulled this card before with past rumors, some of which turned out true. When Nikke wrote a story in June 2012 about an incoming 3DS XL, Nintendo came forth and said that the information was inaccurate. And two weeks later, the 3DS XL was revealed. While you shouldn’t hold your breath for an incoming Zelda series on Netflix, there’s a small possibility that it is real, and Nintendo is simply covering their tracks.

Nintendo promised investors last year that they plan to widen the licensing of their IP to third parties, such as Netflix. So far, the biggest example of this farming out was Hyrule Warriors, a Zelda spin-off developed by Tecmo Koei. For now, there’s no telling when Nintendo will make a formal announcement about the Netflix deal, or if such a collaboration is real or not.

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