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Posted: May 26th 2011 9:14PM lib53 said

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Probably just a co-op thing. Think of all the strange things they've done in the past with multi-player on zelda and then just add the web. That's my guess at least.

Posted: May 26th 2011 9:15PM JuliusSeizure said

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They might just be intending to create an interactive minigame on their site as some sort of promotion for another upcoming Zelda game?

Posted: May 26th 2011 9:16PM ImperialPanda said

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Gamespot's article has already been updated with information regarding the Zelda Universe entry being on ESRB since 2008.

Posted: May 26th 2011 9:18PM NazTH said

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I was never a fan of Zelda, but that aside, it'd interesting to see how it is implemented.

Posted: May 26th 2011 9:19PM cowboyhugbees said

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...SQUEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted: May 26th 2011 9:50PM Jade Effect said

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Nintendo? MMO? Haha, that's a good one!

Nintendo can't/won't even implement proper online community environment like Xbox Live or Sony PSN.

Posted: May 26th 2011 10:02PM Degu said

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I believe Miyamoto hinted that something special was coming down the line for Zelda's anniversary, but I figured it'd be a Mario All-Stars-ish compilation. I'd be happy with that; Phantom Hourglass didn't do anything for me.

Or perhaps it's an upcoming Cafe online game. Or nothing. Ida Know.

As long as Tingle make a triumphant return to the series, I'll be happy.

Posted: May 26th 2011 10:12PM Degu said

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@Degu
Hm, apparently goes way back to 2001, interactive stuff on the Zelda site from way back. Never mind.
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Posted: May 26th 2011 10:03PM Keen and Graev said

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Nintendo has said they have no plans to make any of their properties into MMO's.

Posted: May 26th 2011 10:27PM ndessell said

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no, i can just see all the hookshot trolling

Posted: May 26th 2011 10:34PM oxlar said

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Zelda and MMO together is no recess peanut butter cup. It is Fail with a capital F.

Posted: May 26th 2011 10:45PM Fakeassname said

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oh hell no, you just trolling with this!

There is no way Nintendo would ever make a MMO (at least not until they see a complete change of management).

this is just gonna be 4 swords played on the 3DS wi-fi.

Posted: May 26th 2011 10:56PM Tizmah said

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Why would I want to play a Zelda game and not be Link? Screw that.

(Though I wouldn't mind playing as Zelda.)

Just like LOTRO...you'd be like... the underdog hero who was never heard about that trailed after the REAL heroes.

Posted: May 26th 2011 11:20PM hereafter said

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Nintendo would be crazy to make any MMO until they make a Pokemon MMO.

Posted: May 26th 2011 11:39PM cowboyhugbees said

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@hereafter Good point, that seems to be the most natural fit.
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Posted: May 27th 2011 12:16PM Space Cobra said

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@hereafter

Meh, there are so many unlicensed versions out there at this moment and still Nintendo hasn't bothered with it. Only trading pokemons online thru the DSi.
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Posted: May 27th 2011 12:22AM Rialle said

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While it sounds like Project Cafe may have a better online scheme than the Wii, I doubt that Nintendo would make a Zelda MMO (or any MMO), at least in the traditional MMO sense. (I personally don't think Zelda would make a good MMO anyway.)

I can see an online 4-swords type game, however.

Posted: May 27th 2011 1:07AM (Unverified) said

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It has already been done (sort of) ... look up Graal Online. It was my first MMO waaaaay back in 98 or 99. Essentially the game was A Link to the Past in MMO form, and it was originally called Zelda Online. It was pretty much a PK-fest (though you gained immunity against players by abstaining from PKing for so long), but there were some fun quests, and lots of player made content. Eventually whole worlds made by players came around (appropriately called playerworlds), and most of the community went off to those.

Zelda hasn't changed too much as far as game mechanics go, so it could definitely be done. The proof has been there for over a decade. A modern version of it could be a great success, especially if it were made by Nintendo.

Posted: May 27th 2011 2:46AM DevilSei said

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@Tempes Magus

My thoughts exactly.

The lore of the Zelda series boils down to
"Link grabs sword. Zelda gets princess-napped. Link saves Zelda. The End". There isn't any room at all for a decent large scale multi-player game, much less an MMO in it.

Posted: May 27th 2011 4:57AM Monkey D Luffy said

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@DevilSei. Maybe Link can't handle this adventure alone? Maybe he needs help from the other races of Hyrule? It can be turned into an MMO with a good enough writer.

You know there have been times in LoZ lore where link either failed and evil won or he just wasn't there to save the world, in Wind Waker it talks about people waiting for a hero to show up and save them but he never did.

My god it would be a hard choice to choose between a Goron, Zora and a Deku.

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