It's no secret that a lot of people who work in the tech industry are also pretty passionate gamers - the two go hand-in-hand for many people. Taking this into account, it shouldn't come as a massive shock to learn that one of Google's staffers is a big Zelda fan. So big in fact that they used a reference from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask to tease the forthcoming reveal of the Google Pixel smartphones.
Spotted by someone on Reddit, the message "Dawn of the final day, 24 hours remain" appeared on the official Google YouTube livestream page for an event which takes place today. Taken at face value, it's a playful reference to the classic game which neatly tied in with the fact that - you've guessed it - it flashed up 24 hours before the stream was due to begin, but given the nature of the internet several theories have appeared online which speculate that something more interesting is coming.
The Express is reporting on rumours which claim that Google and Nintendo could be announcing something during the Pixel reveal. This would ordinarily be dismissed as outlandish, but would anyone have believed that Shigeru Miyamoto would appear at the Apple iPhone 7 event and show off a new Mario game?
Could Google have a similar time-exclusive deal with Nintendo where another of its proposed mobile titles comes to Android before iOS? Or do you think that this is simply a case of a cheeky Zelda reference being taken way too seriously? As ever, post your thoughts below.
Thanks to remag for the tip!