Web gets Tingle-y

Internet site for RPG starring Link's leotard-wearing pal opens; absurd Japanese-language Flash minigame now playing.


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Almost a month ago, Legend of Zelda fans were ecstatic to hear about a new series spin-off possibly in the works. However, more than a few eyebrows were raised when they found out the protagonist would be Tingle, the...errr...effeminate wannabe fairy.

The source of the news came from a magazine scan posted on Jeux-France, and even though Nintendo has yet to officially confirm the existence of "A Fresh Tingle's Rose-Colored Happy Land," it is reportedly headed to the DS.

If gamers needed more proof that the game is in the works, they need only head over to the project's new wacky Web site. Currently, there is a Flash minigame that sees Tingle in a strange room with an oven, some type of computer, and other gizmos. It only takes a few clicks of the mouse to begin the absurdity.

Among the highlights visitors will find are cartoons featuring Tingle dressing up like a puppy and hiding in boxes, another showing him disposing of a fly in rather disgusting fashion, and some sketch drawings of what appears to be Tingle stalking Link across the elf's various games, including Super Smash Bros. and The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker.

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