Nintendo Almost Made a Tingle Horror Game

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Now try this on for size: according to an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe revealed Zelda‘s malinged joke character in Tingle nearly starred in a horror game! Hardly any details were dropped on the cancelled title — the interview was largely Dillion’s Rolling Western-focused, and it was only brought up since Dillion’s developer, Vanpool, had made the previous two Tingle spin-offs: Freshly Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland and Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love.

The only two factoids were vague: the game was approximately in development eight years ago, and was cancelled “for a variety of reasons.” How, exactly, Tingle’s masculine sexiness could’ve possibly been translated into a horror game eludes us, but rest assured that even if it was completed, it would’ve never come out in America. Still, if you still want your Tingle fix, there’s nothing stopping you from purchasing a region-free copy of Rosy Rupeeland, tracking down the Balloon Trip of Love fan translation, and plowing through enemy hordes as Tingle in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

What could have this Tingle horror game possibly been like? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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