Tingle spin-off commercialized

Japanese TV ad reveals details on Mogitate Tingle no Barairo Rupee Land, the eccentric Nintendo RPG starring Legend of Zelda sidekick Tingle.

Nintendo has begun running a Japanese-language television commercial in Japan and on the Web for Mogitate Tingle no Barairo Rupee Land--the bizarre role-playing spin-off for the Nintendo DS that features Tingle, the male pixie from The Legend of Zelda series.

The game pits Tingle, 35 and single, against harsh economic realities, as he strives to hoard enough rupees to open a portal to a paradise of limitless wine and women. The 30-second television commercial shows brief shots of the interface and gameplay as the narrator emphasizes Tingle's pursuit of cold, hard cash. One need not live in Japan, however, to view the commercial, as Nintendo also posted it to the Internet. To view the 3.7MB Web version of the TV spot, visit the game's official Web siteand click the button marked TVCM.

Mogitate Tingle no Barairo will be released September 2 in Japan for 4,800 yen, about $41.

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34 comments
DarkKazul400
DarkKazul400

>_O' After seeing that ad, I actually wanna buy it when it comes out. Not what I originally planned... but what the heck, old school Zelda style for the win!

stiker71
stiker71

Wow that looks really kool and a new DS coulor?

jeremygordontx
jeremygordontx

The copy editor of this piece should be spanked. Headlines should not obfuscate the denotative meaning of words because there is a pun to be found. 'Commercialized' will never mean 'made into a commercial' or 'shown as a commercial'. Bad journalism!

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Tingle is like a fruiter version of Wario - sweeter and more colorful!

LordBraz
LordBraz

um....can we put miyamoto back in charge of the zelda franchise, ever since this new guy took charge (Majora's Mask -> now) we've had way too many Tingle sightings. Well...excpet that one guy dressed as Tingle that EGM prints at least once a year. That's hilarious.

snarple_basic
snarple_basic

Tingle, paradise of limitless wine and women??? Umm yea i totally thought he was ah how do you say g@y.... Tingle is totally stealing the 2d Zelda style lol

ftjx
ftjx

stop! Tingle is a very good and funny character! Now go back to your room and play Madden 2048!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hex_ten
hex_ten

oh no, not tingle! I thought we'd gotten rid of him!

NintendoTheatre
NintendoTheatre

lol "wine and women" definitely didn't think Tingle swung that way. i thought him and Link were...ya know

Rmadilo
Rmadilo

Tingle rules! This better come here!

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

i have a feeling that this game will never hit the U.S.

Inde_
Inde_

Yes like in the flintstones theme song, "We'll have a gay old time!"

arfy2
arfy2

Gay also means happy.

faridmon
faridmon

doesn't he likes Women in the Trailer? how can he be gay? i though gay was males who likes males.

Superstan
Superstan

hahahaha yay tingle. i miss popping his big red balloon and watching him fall... and land like a cross...

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Ok, first off, BLACK DS LITE! WTFPWNED! And, second, I didn't really like the commercial all that much. Of course, I couldn't understand it but I've seen much more creative commercials for games. But I have noticed less game commercials and them getting less creative.

CalebVonBulow
CalebVonBulow

Any game that involves "harsh economic realities" intrigues me beyond measure.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Now where is that AD....??

pearcer
pearcer

GREAT ZOMBIE ZELDA O.o

Firosen
Firosen

Ha ha ha! Those Japanese and their exploitation of the homosexual community! Hard Gay! Woooooo!

taboo
taboo

To the first post, yes, he was. Secondly, "paradise of limitless wine and women"? Well, I suppose Tingle would need the wine to build down his disgust towards women. Heh, really though, that's probably going to have to be altered a great deal in an American release.

IgnatiusX
IgnatiusX

"The game pits Tingle, 35 and single" Rofl... XD

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

This game is just retarded enough to make me want to play it.

MovieMan200x
MovieMan200x

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nuttybar
nuttybar

Wasnt Tingle voted the number1 gayest video game character by gaygamer.net?