Being influenced by The Legend of Zelda series is common because it gives players such great experiences. Replicating or even trying to replicate that factor about the Zelda games can be considered somewhat difficult, but have you heard about a cute little game called Ittle Dew?

Those who have played Ittle Dew, or at least checked out some screenshots, have described it as a very “Zelda-inspired” game, and just by looking at the game’s visual angle, you can recognize its A Link To The Past inspiration. Other influences involved with The Legend of Zelda can be found in Ittle Dew, but the game really is its own title and does well to stand out and deliver its own kind of satisfying experience.

It’s evident that Ittle Dew was heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda franchise, but what is not common knowledge is that the game was originally pitched to Nintendo as an actual Zelda title! In an interview with NintendoWorldReport, Ludosity’s Joel Nyström confirmed this, relaying Nintendo’s response:

“They [Nintendo] certainly don’t have any problems with this game. I don’t know if it’s a secret, but I’m going to say it anyway, I actually pitched this game, as a Zelda game, to Nintendo at one point and they said: ‘Well we like to make Zelda games internally but thank you very much. You’re welcome to release it as is, for yourself.'”

It could be considered brave for Ludosity to pitch something as a Zelda title, but for what it’s worth, Ittle Dew is a fine indie game. Simply put, Ittle Dew is a 2D puzzle adventure game currently out for PCs (Windows, Mac, Steam) and the OUYA console. Ittle Dew will be coming to Linux systems, Android tablets, and even Nintendo’s Wii U later this Fall and Winter. Make sure to check this quirky game if you get a chance!

Also, make sure to leave a comment sharing your thoughts about Ittle Dew! Do you think it would’ve made an interesting Zelda game?

Source: NintendoWorldReport

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