We're just a month away from yet another Ocarina of Time remake - although, in Nintendo's defense, I was caught up in that latest trailer - and Skyward Sword is set for release later this year. But does Nintendo have yet more Zelda up their voluminous sleeve? Apparently so, according to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, which has prematurely revealed Zelda Universe.
The ESRB post reveals the game's title, Zelda Universe. Rated for 'Everyone', it's content apparently includes 'Violence'. The real kicker, though, is what platform it's due for. 'Online', reads the description. That's right, it appears Nintendo is working on a Zelda MMO. Nintendo has perennially steered away from massively multiplayer titles, presumably due to the difficulties policing a persistent online world. But what with Project Cafe seemingly alerting us to a switch in Nintendo's strategy, an MMO isn't out of the question.
And Zelda's 25th anniversary is just around the corner, with Nintendo long promising to celebrate the occasion with suitable bombast. Is Zelda Universe a gift to the fans who have stuck around for twenty five long and prosperous years? I'll admit, it's a mouthwatering proposition, and would would be a strong declaration of Nintendo's new charge of winning back the hearts of their neglected hardcore crowd. [Eurogamer]