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.

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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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lol

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Ha

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>_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!

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Wow that looks really kool and a new DS coulor?

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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!

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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Tingle rules! This better come here!

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

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to nuttybar: yes, ;)

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

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Gay also means happy.

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

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

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Wooo!! new DS color!! when will the US get it?

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XD

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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.

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

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Now where is that AD....??

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GREAT ZOMBIE ZELDA O.o

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ZOMG?

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yes he was nuttybar

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

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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.

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

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good gameplay.

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

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Man...

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

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