Satoru Iwata, the CEO of Nintendo, says that the rumoured development of a live-action Zelda series for Netflix is "not based on correct information."
Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that a Netflix series based on Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series was in early development, and was described as "Game of Thrones for a family audience." At the time of the report, a writer had not yet been found, according to the Wall Street Journal's source.
Speaking with Time recently, Iwata said that the report was 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,” he explained.
In the same interview, Iwata revealed that the Super-Stable 3D feature of the New Nintendo 3DS systems was a last-minute addition thanks to feedback from game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. He also said that, internally, Super Smash Bros. characters have always been seen as toys fighting imaginary battles with one another.
“What’s interesting about the Smash Bros. games, is that the Smash Bros. games do not represent the Nintendo characters fighting against one another, they actually represent toys of Nintendo characters getting into an imaginary battle amongst themselves,” Iwata explained. “And frankly that has to do with a very serious debate that we had within the company back then, which was, ‘Is it really okay for Nintendo characters to be hitting other Nintendo characters? Is it okay for Mario to be hitting Pikachu?'”